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Defendants question plaintiff’s reputation in defamation case

Legal: Freelance journalist Namgay Zam, in her third rebuttal yesterday, submitted that if the plaintiff fails to prove the actual damage, the defamation suit be declared cantankerous litigation and the plaintiff, Sonam Phuntsho be held accountable and be made to pay appropriate damages to the defendants.

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Landslides threaten Yomzor village

Local Govt. leaders say budget insufficient to construct retaining walls
Infrastructure: The Khar gup, Ngajay Dorji and Chongshing mangmi, Namkha Dorji, in Pemagatshel requested additional budget from the dzongkhag to construct protection walls and drains along the Tsebar Ngangray to Khawar Gonpa farm road in Khar gewog, during the dzongkhag tshogdu held on October 25.

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Patients irked at having to go to private clinics

Lack of an early-detection test facility is causing the referrals

Dengue: Patients visiting the Phuentsholing general hospital to check if they have been infected by dengue are not happy that they are being asked to go to private clinics instead for the test.

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Her Majesty receives award for Tarayana’s community work

Permanent representative of Bhutan to the United Nations in New York Kunzang C Namgyel receives the award on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen Mother

Award: Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the president and founder of Tarayana Foundation, was honoured with the Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award by Caritas in Veritate International at a ceremony in New York City on October 22.

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Speaker attends 135th session of IPU in Geneva

Parliament: A 10-member parliamentary delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Jigme Zangpo is participating in the 135th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly in Geneva from October 24-27, according to a foreign affairs press release.

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Japan to provide 353 power tillers by 2017

JICA chief representative Koji Yamada and GNHC secretary Thinley Namgyel signed the agreement in the presence of the agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji

Cooperation: Representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Gross National Happiness Commission yesterday signed the final agreement completing the process for grant aid of USD 2.4 million to procure 353 power tillers from Japan.

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