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  • High Court convicts former minister

    Transporting private timber by using a pool vehicle while being a dzongdag was not an emergency but a violation of laws

    Judiciary: Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court’s Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to a year in prison for misusing the dzongkhag’s pool vehicle to transport private timber from Haa to Thimphu.

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Latest News

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

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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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Whose electric fencing will stay?

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The mega farm will install its fencing at the same spot where the gewog’s efencing has been installed

Farm: Villagers of Samrang are concerned that a section of the solar electric fencing installed last year to save their crops from wildlife might have to make way for the upcoming livestock mega farm project.

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High Court convicts former FM Rinzin Dorje

Breaking news:  Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to one year in prison for misusing dzongkhag DCM pool vehicle to transport his private timber from Thimphu to Haa.

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Reliable hydromet data becomes crucial

Bhutan among the most disaster prone country in the region

Disaster: Floods, cyclones and storms claimed more lives in Bhutan than earthquake accounting for about 95 percent of the 304 deaths related to natural disasters in 17 years (from 1994-2011). The remaining 5 percent were from earthquakes, a World Bank report points out.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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