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High Court convicts Chang Ugyen

The defendant was sentenced to a non-compoundable prison term of three years 

Verdict: In a packed courtroom of law students and observers, the High Court’s bench I yesterday partially reversed the trial court’s verdict and sentenced former royal advisory councilor to three years non-compoundable prison term.

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Bhutan’s first chopper lands

Aviation: In a historic development for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the country’s first helicopter sporting the country’s national flag, touched down at Paro international airport, yesterday.

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Eastern circuit still the least explored

Govt. optimistic that 20 percent of the total tourist arrivals visit the east by 2018

Tourism: The government’s pledge to make 20 percent of the tourists visit the eastern circuit by 2018 may take a while with many tour operators not promoting the eastern circuit.

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What about the others?

A hushed but prominent discussion outside the High Court yesterday after the appellate court sentenced the former Royal Advisory Councilor, Chang Ugyen, to three years in prison, was: what about the others?

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Bhutan, SDGs, and challenges

Prime Minister assured population and housing census will be carried out next year

Global Goals: Bhutan stands at interesting crossroads today. While it has achieved most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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Bhutan will meet MDG targets: PM

The unfulfilled targets will be pursued through sustainable development goals SDGs: The government will continue to work towards fulfilling the unmet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets the deadline for which ends this December.

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