Saturday , April 30 2016
  • Discrepancy deprives LG leaders of PF

    No PF deductions were made from the salaries of gups, mangmis and tshogpas
    Entitlement: A major discrepancy in the financial system has deprived most of the incumbent local government (LG) members of their retirement benefits.

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Opposition says govt. is indecisive

Governance: After calling it a “Committee Government” during the last session of Parliament, the Opposition has now branded the government indecisive, inconsistent, and incoherent.

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People accept plan for yenlag thromde

Development: Majority of people accepted the draft structural plan for Nganglam Yenlag Thromde yesterday. The draft development plan for the 1,000-acres town from Tshengkari bazaar to Rinchenthang was presented to the people of Nganglam chaired by Lyonpo Dorji Choden.

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Youth review Act for youth

Law: Considering the social, psychological and educational aspects, any child arrested and detained, with or without warrant, should not be taken to court. There is a need to avoid societal stigmatisation.

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Economy in shambles: Opposition

Economy: The government has painted a rosy picture of the country’s economy and pushed its people towards greater dependence, derailing it from the national goal of achieving self-reliance, the Opposition has claimed.

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Paan shop owners pledge drug-free society

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But some question why alcohol is not banned
Sensitisation: Authorities were questioned about regulations related to tobacco products at a meeting between paan shop owners and the Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency (BNCA) and the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), yesterday.

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Investigation team rules out foul play in custodial death case

The team reported that it was a clear case of suicide
Crime: The custodial death of a 35-year-old man at the Dorokha police station, Samtse, on April 20 is a clear case of suicide, a report by an independent investigation team comprising four police officers and health officials stated.

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My Country, My Town

  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai