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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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Joint survey of western disputed areas next month

Borders: The final phase of the joint technical field survey of disputed areas in western Bhutan will be carried out next month, it has been decided in the 23rd round of boundary talks held with China, according to a press release issued by the foreign affairs ministry, yesterday.

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ACC cracks down on INR diversion through ATM cards

Corruption: In what could be another major crackdown on corruption practices in Phuentsholing, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is reportedly investigating a non-Bhutanese businessman in connection to Indian Rupee (INR) diversion from the country’s banks since 2013.

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North East-West highway should be a model road: PM

The PM would personally scrutinise the quality of the road’s construction Construction: The quality of works of all 23 contractors who are involved in the Nu 8B North East-West highway widening works will be strictly monitored to ensure that the highway is a model road. Should need arise, the Prime ...

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Zhung dratshang refutes earthquake rumours

Discussions are on to trace those responsible for spreading wrong information 

Clarification: Allaying fears of an earthquake predicted next month, the central monastic body yesterday clarified that the rumours are untrue and misleading the people.

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Seeking relief from double taxation

Refraining from incorporating the companies under the Companies Act seems to be a way out

Business: Several big business establishments in the private sector are intentionally refraining from incorporating their companies under the Companies Act to avoid being trapped in the double taxation structure like the Druk Holdings Investment (DHI).

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LPG pricing justified: MoEA

The ministry refutes special audit findings 

Trade: Officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs refuted the findings of the special audit on the inadmissible charges of home delivery cost and unjustified inclusion of depreciation costs in pricing of liquid petroleum gas (LPG), at a press conference yesterday.

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Buried workers’ bodies retrieved

Project authority says that such incidents will not occur again

Update: All five bodies of the expatriate workers of Mangdechu Hydropower Project Authority were retrieved and escorted to their homes across the border by yesterday evening, six days after a massive slide of debris buried them in the dam pit.

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Japan seeks to evolve relations with Bhutan

Diplomacy: The Japanese government is exploring ways of enhancing the relationship between Bhutan and Japan into a horizontal one, achieved through trade and investments, rather than simply remaining a vertical one of donor and recipient, it was pointed out at the 10th annual consultations between the two countries, held in Thimphu, yesterday.

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