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OAG to appeal on use of DCM truck, not Lhakhang Karpo

Even after appealing the case to the High Court, the OAG had maintained that there were no grounds to appeal 

Update: Although it has maintained that there are no grounds of appeal, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), has five days to submit its grounds of appeal to the High Court after it appealed the on going Lhakhang Karpo case.

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Relocation of air force camp finalised

… the move has been welcomed by the two airlines as it will mean a larger apron and enhanced safety on the ground

Aviation: Bringing to an end an almost decade long process, the relocation of the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) at Paro international airport has been finalised.

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Bhutan home to 103 tigers

The presence of the big cat was higher outside the protected areas

Report: Bhutan has 103 tigers roaming in the wild, the National Tiger Survey report that was launched yesterday found.

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High Court orders OAG to prosecute

Laws and the constitutional roles of ACC and OAG should not be intermixed or encroached upon each other, says  the High Court Lhakhang Karpo: The High Court Bench I issued an order yesterday asking the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to continue prosecuting foreign minister Rinzin Dorje in the Lhakhang Karpo case it appealed to the court.

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SC orders judges to use discretion…

... while interpreting the compensatory damages clause in the Penal Code

Penal Code: Judges around the country can use their discretion in applying the amended section 39 of the Penal Code of Bhutan in matters of compensatory damages.

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High Court to hold show cause hearing today

The appeal cases have been divided between the two benches, one for the foreign minister and the other for the rest of the defendants  

Judiciary: Bench I and II of the High Court will hold two show cause hearings today to ascertain the grounds of appeal, issue a show cause order and set the date for preliminary hearings for the Lhakhang Karpo conservation project case.

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The authorised absence’s dilemma

The case of foreign minister’s absence from office has raised several questions on how long a MP can be on leave

Politics: Should foreign minister Rinzin Dorje continue to defend himself in the High Court, he will, as a Member of the Parliament (MP) seek leave of absence from the National Assembly (NA) Speaker.

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