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The establishment of state-owned enterprises newspaper article online the 11th Plan had put extra pressure on the national coffers in the form of increased capital and current expenditures, grants and subsidies. 15 percent of total expenditure in the 11th Plan. 63 people participated in the 75kms cross country biking race in Gelephu.

A massive search is on after two inmates escaped from Lungzor prison in Trashigang last week. Although the details of the prison break is unknown, sources told Kuensel that the duo could have escaped using materials from the construction site inside the prison to aid their escape. Jaywalking, not only the increasing number of cars, is identified as one of the main causes of traffic jams, according to Thimphu traffic police officials. Police had observed that pedestrians walking without regard for approaching cars on the several zebra crossings are causing the traffic mess, especially during rush hours. Nima and Dawa Palden, the conjoined twins and their mother would be home next month, more than four months after the girls and the mother arrived in Melbourne, Australia for the separation surgery. Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been appointed as the Regional Director for World Health Organisation South-East Asia, for a second five-year term.

The WHO Executive Board on January 26 unanimously endorsed Dr Khetrapal Singh’s second term. The first session of the third Parliament has been exemplary in terms of the conduct of members and in terms of both the ruling party and Opposition working as a team, National Assembly Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel has told Kuensel. Twelve entrepreneurs pitched their businesses yesterday. Gelephu thromde is taking advantage of the vast plains extending until the foothills of the mountains and expanding its area since its establishment in 2011. The area away from the core town today is paved with roads, blacktopped and farm roads and buildings.

One of the biggest mandarin exporters in the country, Druk Phuensum Import and Export House has exported more than 400 truckloads of oranges this season. The asset growth of financial sector has averaged 10. 5 percent, increasing from Nu 107B in June 2015 to Nu 161B in June last year. The first open 10-metre under-18 air rifle championship held in Thimphu saw over 25 participants.