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Druk Chirwang Tshogpa deregistered

The Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) deregistered with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday. Party president Lily Wangchuk told Kuensel that the decision was taken as per the agreement of the party’s founding members and candidates. She said the decision was a difficult one. “Our founding members and candidates all …

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ACC forges regional alliance

ACC officials with the delegation from Sri Lanka

A seven member high level delegation from the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are in the country for a five-day experience sharing visit, a press release from the ACC states. The delegation is in the country to learn from the tools, techniques and best practices/experiences of Bhutan in preventing …

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Corruption accusations against me are false: Yeshey Zimba

Yeshey Zimba

Former works and human settlement minister Yeshey Zimba said he is saddened by the malicious smear campaign against him by the Prime Minster. Speaking to the media yesterday, Yeshey Zimba, who is also the MP from South Thimphu  constituency, said that the repeated attempt of character assassination by the prime …

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Not embezzlement but officially induced error: Defendant

While the prosecutors of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) maintained that Major Lingi Jamtsho adjusted and embezzled Nu 180,000 from the seventh batch DeSuung training programme and Nu 601,245 from the 23rd batch, the defendant contended that the Nu 601,245 were from the receipts for scouts leadership training programme held …

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Lhuentse court sentences four men for environment pollution

Lhuentse dzongkhag court, after altering the charge of illegal possession of explosives to environment pollution, sentenced a 52-year-old man from Rodpa in Gangzur, Lhuentse, to one year, 10 months and 15 days in prison. The Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) attorney charged the man, Tandin Wangchuk, for illegal possession of …

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Picture story

Under Secretary – General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), Fekitamoela Katoa ‘Utolkamanu, is one a five-day visit to Bhutan from February 24-28. The Under Secretary General called on the Prime Minister and foreign minister yesterday. The UN-OHRLLS office …

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BNCA claims drug testing as major achievement

Of the total 39 success indicators for Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), four were achieved, 35 were on track, and none were at risk. This was presented during the mid-year review of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) yesterday in Thimphu. BNCA’s director general, Phuntsho Wangdi, said BNCA is not entirely …

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BHUTAN-1 ready to be delivered for launch

From left - Four space engineers from Bhutan - Pooja Lepcha, Cheki Dorji, Yeshey Choden, and Kiran Kumar Pradhan assembled the nanosat in Japan

Hitting a milestone in the history of space science and technology in Bhutan, the country’s first cubesat BHUTAN-1 is ready for delivery to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for launch. The news was shared during a press conference via video conferencing for cubesat Flight Model (FM) delivery organised by …

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School feeding programme must receive priority

That the Ministry of Education has begun taking initiatives to improve school feeding programme is good news. It has been long time coming. Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) performance report on the school-feeding programme in 16 schools found that our students in boarding schools are not eating the right or good …

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