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SEA countries commit stringent action against tobacco

11 countries, including Bhutan signed and adopted the Dili Declaration to control the use of tobacco in the region

WHO:  Health ministers of 11 countries yesterday pledged tough actions on tobacco use as the 68th session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee meeting opened yesterday in Timor- Leste’s capital, Dili.

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ACC investigation deepens into nexus of fraudulent practices

More than 800 people, including some senior officials, were interrogated, and 34 detained in Phuentsholing since April 20

Corruption: After the completion of investigation on entrenched corruption involving raiding and closing of shops in Phuentsholing, the Anti-Corruption Commission’s focus is now on the nexus of fraudulent practices.

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High Court convicts former minister

Transporting private timber by using a pool vehicle while being a dzongdag was not an emergency but a violation of laws

Judiciary: Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court’s Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to a year in prison for misusing the dzongkhag’s pool vehicle to transport private timber from Haa to Thimphu.

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Millions of INR lost to money laundering

ACC: The Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) measures to curb the outflow of INR (Indian Rupee) since 2011 has resulted in both Bhutanese and non-Bhutanese resorting to avail INR by faking imports of zero tax commodities, manipulation of imports, illegal transaction of currency and using ATM cards.

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Peer pressure leading youth to crime

Juvenile delinquents in the study said the rape law was unfair to men NSB: More than half of the 2,321 crimes that youth committed over the last two years in the country were due to peer pressure, a National Statistical Bureau’s (NSB) qualitative data analysis reveals. Of the crimes committed …

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