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If laws are failing, better measures must be sought

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has reported a startling rise in the number of cases related to drugs – abuse, peddling, and trafficking. In the last two years, close to 850 cases were referred to OAG for prosecution. The report is a significant document in that it makes …

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His Majesty attends state funeral of Late Vajpayee

His Majesty The King attends the funeral of the former Prime Minister of India, Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi yesterday

His Majesty The King travelled to New Delhi yesterday to attend the State Funeral of the former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on August 16 was accorded a State Funeral in New Delhi. A prayer ceremony including a thousand …

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ECB announces National Assembly poll dates

The election period for the third National Assembly election commenced yesterday with the Druk Gyalpo issuing the Royal Kasho calling the election, chief election commissioner Chogyal Dago Rigdzin said yesterday on the national television. The chief election commissioner said that the primary round of the election would be held on September …

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High Court’s larger bench dismisses ACC appeal

The High Court’s larger bench yesterday dismissed the Anti-Corruption Commission’s appeal against the acquittal of two persons in the DeSuung training fund embezzlement case by its bench III earlier this month. The High Court’s four-paged order states that the commission does not have the right to appeal, as it is …

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ECB detects multi-party membership

Hundreds of people have registered as membership in multiple political parties although the election Act bars a person from becoming a member of more than one party at a time. The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) during the review of the parties’ annual report recently found that about 500 people …

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Graduates question MoLHR and RCSC on job opportunities

Responding to a graduate’s question on how the fields of studies are selected for scholarships in India, Director general of Department of Employment and Human Resources (DEHR), Sherab Tenzin, said that it is done on the projection, which is based on what’s happening in the economy. Phub Tshering, who studied …

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ECU and RUB sign MoU for academic collaborations

Five cypress saplings were planted

The Royal University of Bhutan and Edith Cowan University (ECU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday to promote academic and scholarly cooperation between the colleges and schools of two universities. Through the MoU, the two universities will collaborate in staff and student exchange, research, capacity building, and joint programme …

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Thimphu Thromde proposes 20 more garbage trucks

As Thimphu thromde grapples with growing waste problems, the thromde has proposed the Gross National Happiness Commission requesting for 20 more waste collection trucks. According to an environment officer with Thimphu thromde, Tshering Yangzom, one of the main problems faced in managing waste is due to the lack of enough …

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Two women convicted for computer pornography

Mongar dzongkhag court convicted two women from Drepung for computer pornography after they took nude photographs of their friend’s and circulated it on WeChat. The incident happened on April 13 this year when the two women, Pelmo and Chimi Lhaden, took a picture of their friend while she was drunk …

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PDP government and media

More than six press conferences, 36 meet the press sessions, more than 26 Friday media meets, and 200 meet the people sessions were held during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government’s term since 2013. The weekly meet the people programme was initiated as a part of the PDP government’s 100-day …

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Prof. George van Driem to talk on Dzongkha language and orthography

The Chair of Historical Linguistics at the University of Bern in Switzerland, and the Director of the Linguistics Institute, Prof. George van Driem will deliver three lectures on the Dzongkha language and orthography in Thimphu next week, press release from the Swiss embassy in New Delhi, India states. Prof. van …

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