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National Assembly to elect Speakers today

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) nominated Wangchuk Namgyel from Wangdue’s Nyishog Saephu constituency for the post of the National Assembly Speaker as the house votes today. Tshencho Wangdi from Kabisa-Talo constituency from Punakha is the party’s candidate for Deputy Speaker. Wangchuk Namgyel, 56, has worked in the education ministry for …

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HC reverses military court judgment

The defendants and their family leave the High Court yesterday

The High Court’s (HC) bench I fully reversed the judgment of the military court in Lungtenphu and acquitted Major Jurmi of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) yesterday. The military court sentenced him to one year and six months in prison for embezzling Nu 174,343 while conducting the sixth desuung training programme for …

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HC acquits RBA officer in DeSuung embezzlement case

The High Court altered the judgment of the military court and acquitted Lt Col Kinley Dorji in the DeSuung training fund embezzlement case yesterday. The trial court convicted him of embezzling Nu 315,069 from the budget to purchase vegetables, eggs, and fruits during the second batch DeSuung training at the …

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False information 

Is reporting false information a crime? Yes, it is, and the guilty must suffer consequences. According to the Penal Code of Bhutan, a person shall be guilty of the offence of reporting false information if he or she knowingly reports false information to a lawful authority with the intent to deceive …

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Wildlife affects rice production in Radhi

Farmers in Radhi, Trashigang, harvest paddy. The gewog, which produces about nine varieties of rice is known as the rice bowl of the east.

It’s harvest season in Radhi gewog, Trashigang, and the rice bowl of the east has turned golden. Group of farmers are seen threshing paddy on blue-orange tarpaulins spread along the terraces. Dechen from Tongling village is busy storing the grains into sacks and transporting it to her house some 300ms …

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Arekha MSS hosts youth ethics banking incentives programme  

Governor Dasho Penjore awards certificate to one of the top scorers at the incentive day yesterday

Thinley Lhazeen Pelmo, 10, a class five student of Arekha Middle Secondary School in Darla (Tala), Chukha, now has a bank account. She has deposited about Nu 1,000. Like her, all students of AMSS, from classes PP to 10 have their own accounts with Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL). There …

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Drukjeygang lhakhang’s reconstruction to resume soon

The reconstruction work is expected to begin soon

Almost a year after the old lhakhang in Drukjeygang, Dagana was demolished, the reconstruction work is yet to begin. Without a proper place to conduct annual rituals and funerals, the residents of the gewog are becoming impatient. Although the relics of the lhakhang are housed in a big hall adjacent …

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Interim government dissolves

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the members of the Interim Government yesterday on the completion of its term. In accordance with Article 19, Section 1 of the Constitution, the Interim Government has completed its term within ninety day after the dissolution of the National Assembly.

The interim government, which was appointed on August 9, dissolved yesterday. Speaking to the media in Thimphu, outgoing Chief Advisor of the interim government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, said that the interim government had decided to resign yesterday because it was a good day to do so. He informed that …

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Customers unhappy with LPG service

There were about 869 new connections for non- subsidised LPG as of September this year

Fuel depot in Thimphu, according to individual service seekers, gives preference to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) service provider. That has left many frustrated. A service seeker (who did not wish to be named) said that service providers come with loads of cylinders and cut the waiting line. “Some people come …

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Private diagnostic centres told not to function as medical clinic

Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) has issued a notification reminding all the registered medical and health professionals providing diagnostic services and proprietors of the private diagnostic centres to only provide diagnostic services. BMHC’s registrar general, Sonam Dorji, said that the notification was issued after the council observed that some …

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Thimphu thromde provides waste segregation bins to Greener Way

About 60 people dispose the waste the site everyday

With the Thimphu thromde providing waste segregation facilities to Greener Way on October 22, the waste collection site below Kelki School is expected to be clean. The segregation facilities were provided after years of complain from the public on the foul smell. Greener Way should now segregate waste before disposing …

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The highlanders

It is often said that the best way to preserve culture and tradition is to share it with others. For Bhutan and her people, its culture and tradition is the way of life. Against the growing influence of globalisation that has not spared Bhutan, the age-old culture and tradition affirms …

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