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Information empower media and courts

A judgment is a court’s determination of the rights and obligations of the parties while a verdict is a jury’s decision, Thimphu dzongkhag court’s judge for civil cases, Lobzang Rinzin Yargay, explained yesterday while citing the Bhutanese media’s use of terms like judgment and verdicts interchangeably.

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GoI releases Nu 3.85 billion

The Government of India (GoI) released ​excise duty refund of Nu 2.916B for 2015 yesterday. The GoI also released a fund of Nu 513.885M for two Project Tied Assistance (PTA)​ projects and another Nu 425M for the fourth quarter of the programme grant.

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Trashiyangtse river floods

Trashiyangtse river washed away three RCC bridges and an excavator yesterday when its tributary in Bumdelling, Kukturgang river swelled. No casualties were reported as of yesterday.

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Opposition questions legality of water commission

With the Water Act, 2011 mandating the National Environment Commission (NEC) as the sole authority for all matters related to water, the government’s decision to establish a national water commission is unlawful, according to the opposition party.

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