Sunday , May 29 2016

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Jabmi Bill passed

Former judges are allowed private practice but only before courts higher than in which they served
Parliament: Former judges will be allowed to practice as lawyers (jabmi) before courts higher than he or she has presided over during their service as per a new clause in the Jabmi Bill, which the joint sitting of the Parliament passed yesterday.

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PHPA II to be completed by June 2018

Accelerated measures for dam concreting will ensure project’s completion 18 months ahead of previous deadline
Hydropower: The Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project Authority II is deploying accelerated measures for dam concreting to retrieve 18 months of time, and complete by June 2018.

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Ambassador to Belgium presents credentials

Ambassador Pema Choden receives an audience with His Majesty King Philippe

Diplomacy: Ambassador Pema Choden presented her Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium at the Royal Palace in Brussels on May 26 accrediting her as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bhutan to Belgium.

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Children with access to ECCDs learn better and more

A study has also found that children brought up in homes where they are hit or yelled at have weaker learning and development gains
Education: An impact evaluation study of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centre programmes conducted from March to November 2015, was presented in Thimphu yesterday.

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Road creates economic opportunities in Lauri

Development: For Dorji Lhamo, a farmer in Lauri gewog in Samdrupjongkhar, it took almost a day to decide if she should go to Jomotsangkha for shopping. The journey on foot took three days to and fro. But then, she had little choice.

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Commercial space in multi-level car park

The construction of the multi-level car park is expected to be completed by end of next year.
Infrastructure: About 20 percent of the two multi-level car parks that are currently being constructed in Thimphu city will be used for commercial purposes.

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Man in critical condition following assault

Crime: A 25-year-old man is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at  Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) after suffering a major head injury following an attack from a 23-year old man.

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Census postponed

It is yet to be determined when the population and housing census will be held 
Statistics: In what should put to rest rumours, May 30 and 31 will not be holidays.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi