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Govt. raises age limit for taxi drivers to 65 years

Corporate employees can operate taxis during off-hours

Taxi: The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) yesterday announced two significant decisions with reference to taxi operation: an increase in age limit for taxi drivers to 65 years from 60, and the allowing corporate employees to operate taxis during off-hours.

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Larger truck parking for Trongsa by next year

However, completion has been delayed by four years

Infrastructure: A parking lot for heavy vehicles in Trongsa, which was supposed to be completed in 2013, remains incomplete. The planned parking lot is located below the Trongsa-Zhemgang highway near a fuel depot.

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Bhutan deposits UN convention against corruption

A delegation from Bhutan is currently attending the 71st session of the UN general assembly

UN: Foreign minister Damcho Dorji deposited Bhutan’s Instrument of Ratification of the UN Convention Against Corruption on September 21.

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Japan week begins tomorrow

Relations: A high-level delegation from Japan led by Member of the House of Representatives of Japan and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, Katsuyuki Kawai, is scheduled to arrive in Bhutan tomorrow to attend the opening ceremony of Japan Week in Bhutan, according to a foreign ministry press release.

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Hema Hema gets special mention at Toronto film fest

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Director Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and actors Tshering Dorji and Sadon Lhamo take part in a Q&A session

Film: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s fourth feature film Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait was awarded with a special mention by an international jury for being placed second at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), according to a press release issued by Tsong Tsong Ma Productions.

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Responsible media crucial to public perception of judiciary: CJ

The recently released Judicial Integrity Scan 2015 report recommends several ways to improve understanding between the media and judiciary

Law and Media: The judiciary’s relations with the media has proved increasingly delicate and complex, the Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk said recently during the launch of a report on the judiciary.

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RMA releases Nu 1,000 commemorative notes

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and RMA Governor Dasho Penjore unveil the Nu 1,000 denomination commemorative banknotes at the Banquet Hall, yesterday
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and RMA Governor Dasho Penjore unveil the Nu 1,000 denomination commemorative banknotes at the Banquet Hall, yesterday

A foreign currency account facility for Non-Resident Bhutanese was also launched Currency: The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) yesterday released commemorative banknotes of Nu 1,000 denomination to celebrate the Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck.

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World Bank provides grant of USD 3.8M

…to improve hydromet services and disaster preparedness  Disaster: The World Bank has provided a grant of USD 3.8 million (equivalent to Nu 258 million) to improve the country’s hydromet services and disaster preparedness.

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