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Three Bills introduced for fourth sitting

They have been passed on to the NA committees concerned for a review Parliament: Three Bills, the office of the attorney general (OAG) bill, entitlement and service conditions (amendment) bill for the holders, members and commissioners of constitutional offices, and the enterprise registration bill were introduced in the national assembly (NA), yesterday. The OAG Bill, chair of the good governance committee, Dawa Gyeltshen, said, was passed in 2006.  He said, since 2008, several Acts, such as the anti-corruption and Royal Bhutan Police ones, were framed [... Read More]

Villagers want a health representative

If not a BHU, then at least someone to liaise for them at Phuentsholing hospital Dagaygaon: People in Dagaygaon village in Chukha’s Phuentsholing gewog are facing difficulty without a basic health unit (BHU) facility. Dagaygaon is about eight kilometres from Phuentsholing town and home to about 150 people. Although an outreach clinic (ORC) exists, the villagers’ expectation, from their local government leaders and parliament representative, is to try to include a health assistant or a nurse, who could be helpful in emergencies. However, one of [... Read More]

Rapist sentenced to nine years

Crime: A 24-year-old man has been convicted for the rape of a 15-year-old girl and sentenced to nine and half years imprisonment by the Tsirang district court. The convicted, Dewan Rai, from Tonshing, Tsirangtoe gewog in Tsirang was sentenced on November 10. The incident reportedly took place on the evening of September 5, when the victim was returning home from school. The girl is a class four student in one of the schools in Tsirang. A friend of Dewan Rai’s was also given a prison [... Read More]

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The Bhutanese community in Kolkata comprising patients, their escorts, students and staff celebrated the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth King at the Royal Bhutan Consulate. The Consul General hosted lunch for about 300 Bhutanese who had gathered to celebrate the day.      

Druk Utd. takes on Sheikh Jamal in King’s Cup opener today

IMG_1578Abahani FC warms up at a training session in Changjiji yesterday

Football: At the opening match of King’s Cup at Changlimithang in Thimphu today, Druk United hopes to begin their campaign with a win against the champion Sheikh Jamal of Bangladesh. Teams from outside Bhutan are also expecting a very interesting tournament. Manager of Abahani Limited of Bangladesh, Satyajit Das Rupu, said that his team would make the best out of every “small chances”. “We’re here to win the tournament. We know all about our opponents and we think that we have a good chance to [... Read More]

Bhutan lose to Lankans 0:3

SAFF: Bhutan’s misery got worse after losing to Sri Lanka by three goals in the on-going 3rd South Asian Football Federation women football championship at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan yesterday. Good footwork, quick passes and unfailing stamina were what both the teams displayed in a visual treat for spectators. Both sides did not even make an attempt at the goal in the first 19 minutes of the game. They were bent on clearing the ball out of their own halves. S Achala Chitrani [... Read More]

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Five Bhutanese athletes are participating in the fourth Asian Beach Games that began yesterday in Phuket, Thailand. Bhutan is taking part in beach basketball and bodybuilding categories. The Asian Beach Games is an initiative of the Olympic Council of Asia to support and promote development of different sports and to strengthen relationship between the Asian countries.     

DGPC to offer Nikachu shares worth Nu 1B

The cash cow company will invite public participation in the hydropower sector IPO: Druk Green Power corporation (DGPC) will be floating about 23-25 percent shares worth about Nu 1B of the 118MW Nikachu project next year. The move is to involve public participation in the hydropower sector. For the Nikachu project, the managing director of DGPC, Dasho Chhewang Rinzin  said that, although there appears to be enough funding available, an initial public offering (IPO) is being proposed, because it is something that the Bhutanese public [... Read More]

Villagers not convinced with involuntary manslaughter verdict

IMG_2900Shingkhar village where the incident occurred

The incident is still much-talked in the village Judiciary: Three months ago, Zhemgang district court sentenced three men to three years in prison each for involuntary manslaughter.  A woman connected to the same case was given a one-year compoundable prison term. The alleged murder and the verdict meted out by the court are still talked about in remote Shingkhar, where the incident occurred.  They become vocal, when sharing it with visitors from outside the village. Some villagers say the incident affected them all, claiming it [... Read More]

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His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen offered prayers at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Chorten on the auspicious occasion of the Descending Day of Lord Buddha (lhabab duechen) yesterday. Members of the Nyingma Foundation who is organising a 10-day kurim that began on November 4, offered Mendrel Ku Sung Thukten and Tashi Moenlam to His Majesty the King.