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96 LG candidates in Thimphu

LG: A total of 96 candidates from eight gewogs in Thimphu will contest for local government elections this year.

Of 40 candidates from Kawang, Soe, Naro and Lingzhi, North Thimphu has nine women aspirants for the post of gup, mangmi and tshogpa. South Thimphu has 18 women candidates.

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Flash flood in Nahi washes away bridges, cattle

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Desuups, army and police personnel, dzongkhag and government officials, and other volunteers help to build a temporary bridge to connect Nahi primary school which was cut off following a flash flood on September 17

No report of injuries

Disaster: A flash flood on the Henirongchhu (Nahi stream) in Nahi gewog, Wangdue has washed away one suspension and two motorable bridges, and two vegetable sheds in Nahi gewog. The flash flood occurred on the night of September 17.

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OAG appeals ruling on gold smuggling case

A defendant also appealed against the trial court’s non-compoundable conviction on criminal conspiracy 

Judiciary: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court this week after the Chukha dzongkhag court altered the charges on the smuggling of seven kilogrammes of gold to “receivers” and “carriers” of smuggled goods against four men.

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When is it “contempt of court”?

Judiciary: Questions are being raised on when and how ‘contempt of court’ can be applied.

Contempt of court is often used during judicial proceedings when persons involved in the trial fail to comply with court orders. However, media professionals who have approached judiciary officials for stories have also been cautioned with contempt of court.

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Yes, I am Populist: PM

If that means strengthening the local government by providing utility vehicles  says Lyonchoen 

Politics: In the last Five Year Plan, the former government purchased 686 vehicles spending Nu 1.17 billion but not even a single vehicle was given to the gewogs, according to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

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