Saturday , September 5 2015

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  • OAG prosecutes first lot in P/Ling corruption case

    Judiciary: In the latest development in the corruption case in Phuentsholing, the Phuentsholing dungkhag court yesterday conducted miscellaneous hearing of five business entities involving 10 individuals the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged to court.

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Pemagatshel DT endorses Denchi as dzongkhag thromde


Thromde: Denchi town in Pemagatshel will be the dzongkhag thromde and Nganglam, the yenlag throm. The dzongkhag tshogdu during its 10th sitting yesterday decided this through a secret ballot where 14 of the 20 members voted for Denchi as the dzongkhag thromde. Pemagatshel has 11 gewogs,

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Former minister to appeal Supreme Court

Update: The former foreign minister and Haa dzongdag, Rinzin Dorje has decided to appeal to the Supreme Court against the High Court’s September 3 verdict that convicted him to a year in prison.

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Towards resolving career stagnation

RCSC: A health technician recently resigned from the civil service although he has 18 more years before he reached the age of superannuation. He resigned because he saw no future in his career.

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A green movement in government procurement


Initiative to encourage reducing goods that impact the environment

Seminar: Durability and environmental impact of a public procurement should be given equal weightage for selecting a tender, besides the price.

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Tackling conflicts over drying water sources

Although abundant in supply, lack of accessibility and storage were the main problems causing water disputes

Irrigation: If the people of Phangyul and Kashi gewogs in Wangdue were willing to reach a consensus, the government would once again fund the construction of the 34km irrigation channel from Baychu to Phangyul.

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Shortage of health workers to end by 11th Plan

But filing the gap of 379 general doctors and 165 specialists would remain a challenge

HR: Even with an annual attrition rate of about 1.2 percent, the health ministry is optimistic to achieve the requirement of some 1,900 health workers that the country is today short of by the end of the 11th Plan.

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Ministers meet graduates


NGOP: It was the perfect forum for the 2,700 graduates to question the government when seven members of the Cabinet opened themselves to questions yesterday at the ongoing orientation programme.

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My Country, My Town

  • Cat churner: A kitten with a thing for butter is heading the Garfield way as far as girth is concerned. Photo by MB Khaling Rai, Thimphu.
  • Picture perfect: Make hay while the sun shines? Photo by Choidup Zangpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
  • No need to read between the lines: A message couldn’t be clearer than this display of sign language. Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi