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OAG challenges court’s acquittal of 7 defendants

… in motor vehicle accident claims case

Judiciary: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on August 24 appealed to the Chukha dzongkhag court against a lower court’s judgment, which acquitted seven of the 11 defendants in connection with misappropriation of money from the sale of 53 salvaged vehicles.

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Chiwog zomdus conclude in Bumthang

LG: Eleven gup and 15 mangmi candidates will contest in the local government elections to be held on September 29 in Bumthang. Their nominations were finalised following the conclusion of the chiwog zomdus on August 23.

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Laws unclear on MPs’ study leave

The recent case of an MP resigning after being denied study leave has also sparked debate on whether MPs should pursue such activities while in service

Parliament: The recent incident of a Member of Parliament (MP) resigning after being denied study leave has sparked debate on whether an MP is entitled to such long-term leave while still serving.

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2,659 graduates clear prelims

At least five graduates will be vying for a vacancy in the civil service 
Result: About 75 percent of the 3,536 university graduates who appeared the preliminary examination (PE) on August 7 scored 50 percent and above to qualify for the main examination.

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