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275 receive diplomas at 20th RIM convocation

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and labour minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo with Post Graduate Diploma in National Law graduates of the 20th Royal Institute of Management convocation

Convocation: Of the 275 candidates who received their diplomas for successfully completing their courses during the 20th convocation of the Royal Institute of Management in Thimphu yesterday, only 95 of them were women.

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Defendants question plaintiff’s reputation in defamation case

Legal: Freelance journalist Namgay Zam, in her third rebuttal yesterday, submitted that if the plaintiff fails to prove the actual damage, the defamation suit be declared cantankerous litigation and the plaintiff, Sonam Phuntsho be held accountable and be made to pay appropriate damages to the defendants.

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Landslides threaten Yomzor village

Local Govt. leaders say budget insufficient to construct retaining walls
Infrastructure: The Khar gup, Ngajay Dorji and Chongshing mangmi, Namkha Dorji, in Pemagatshel requested additional budget from the dzongkhag to construct protection walls and drains along the Tsebar Ngangray to Khawar Gonpa farm road in Khar gewog, during the dzongkhag tshogdu held on October 25.

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Patients irked at having to go to private clinics

Lack of an early-detection test facility is causing the referrals

Dengue: Patients visiting the Phuentsholing general hospital to check if they have been infected by dengue are not happy that they are being asked to go to private clinics instead for the test.

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Dzongkhalum block to be cleared in a week


Connnectivity: The Dzongkhalum roadblock is expected to be cleared in a week’s time following after the road was again closed to traffic since October 12 when the filled-in gorge was washed away by a stream.

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Speaker attends 135th session of IPU in Geneva

Parliament: A 10-member parliamentary delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Jigme Zangpo is participating in the 135th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly in Geneva from October 24-27, according to a foreign affairs press release.

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My Country, My Town

  • Stealing the show: Umbrellas block the view of those behind but then it can’t be helped Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Spice and safe: While garlic keeps vampires away, one wonders what chilis will do Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu