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RENEW and RBP sign MoU

Members of RENEW and RBP

With the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Respect Educate Nurture Empower Women (RENEW) and the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) on February 9, RENEW volunteers now will work together with authorised jabmis and paralegals to settle misdemeanor and below cases of domestic violence as consensus-builders in the country. …

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Forest fire near Taktsang contained

The forest fire in Wangdue which restarted on February 12 evening in Nahi gewog spread to Thedtsho gewog was contained yesterday

The fire that began from Tshendona in Paro since February 9 had been spreading in various directions in the last five days. Sources say firefighters have been working to secure the Taktsang monastery with two firelines, which was at threat from several directions since February 11. Paro dzongkhag’s chief forest …

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Japan extends assistance for horticulture development

Japan embassy’s economic minister Kenko Sone with agriculture officials

Japan’s government will assist a project to research and diffuse subtropical cultivations in Panbang, Zhemgang. The project, inaugurated on February 9, under the grant assistance for grassroots human security projects (GGP) will concentrate on subtropical horticulture development. The 7 million Yen project aims to construct a research centre and a …

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Kanglung-Trashigang highway block

The road block that stranded more than 100 vehicles along the Kanglung-Trashigang highway following a major roadblock below the Lingkhar Lodge yesterday was cleared around 8:30pm.  Blasting works along the stretch, where blacktopping works are going on, caused the block.

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PM may sue Opposition for defamation

…should the alleged charges on misuse of public resource prove untrue The Prime Minister may charge the Opposition for defamation, should the corrupt practice as alleged prove fallacious. After the Opposition accused the Prime Minister for misusing public resources to develop his private residence at Taba, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at …

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46 Paro residents embroiled in labour contribution dispute

The villagers outside the High Court yesterday

The High Court (HC) yesterday made arrangements to conduct a hearing involving 45 people from Tsento Shari in Paro at the earliest so that the litigants could return to Paro soon. This is because the forest fire that started from Lamgong on February 9 was spreading towards the village. “We …

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Prosecutor asks HC to uphold military court’s judgment

The Royal Bhutan Army’s prosecutor yesterday rebutted to the High Court that Colonel Kinley Dorji did not have evidence to prove for the amount he was alleged to have embezzled. However, prosecutor Kinga Tenzin submitted to court that Col Kinley Dorji has hand written bills and note sheets to show …

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RBA prosecutors ask court for investigation

The absence of records of spending on restricted items was one of the major flaws, which led to embezzlement charges in the DeSuung training programme, Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) prosecutors said at the High Court’s Bench I yesterday. RBA lawyer Captain Kinga Tenzin rebutted the appeal submissions from four defendants, …

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Paro forest fire likely to be contained today

The fire started on February 9 from Tshendona (Courtesy: Paro DFO)

The forest fire that has been raging for the last four days in Paro is likely to be contained today, dzongkhag officials say. Paro’s dzongdag Tenzin Thinley said that the fire is subsiding for now. “It is almost contained and we are hoping it would be contained by today,” he …

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TCB asks Amankora for an explanation on the French artist’s conduct

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has asked Bhutan Resorts Private Ltd, Amankora, in writing, for an explanation regarding their guest, the French artist’s graffiti on holy sites and public places in Thimphu, Paro and Punakha. The artist posted pictures of his work in Bhutan on his Instagram handle, #invaderwashere. …

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