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Meet the new Cabinet

The cabinet members

The first order of business for the new government would be to get everyone on board, incorporate the pledges of all political parties and work on a common vision for the country, the vision 2045. Prime Minister elect Dr Lotay Tshering said the party has been asking for togetherness and while it has campaigned for change, the government would not do anything and everything just for the sake of change.

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Gosarling farmers lose paddy to rats

Farmer Sonam in her paddy field

First it was wild bores, then monkeys and now rats have started damaging crops in Gosarling’s Phuensumgang chiwog in Tsirang. It has been more than a month since rats infested the fields eating the paddy plant from its stem. One of the severely affected farmers is Tashi Tobgay, 43. He …

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OAG reviews Druk Punjab bank’s embezzlement case

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is reviewing the investigation findings on an alleged embezzlement of more than Nu 2.184 M by the former senior vice president of Druk Punjab National Bank Limited’s (DPNBL) Legal Division in Thimphu. OAG’s chief prosecutor Kinley Tenzin confirmed that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) …

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Picture story

Opera De Lausanne, a renowned Swiss opera house with over 140 years of theatre experience performs “La serva padrona” (The Servant Turned Mistress) at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) plaza in Thimphu yesterday. The performance is a part of the phase 3 inauguration of the RTA.

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Four companies raised Nu 2.77B from commercial papers

Since the introduction of commercial papers in 2017, four incorporated companies have raised Nu 2.77B to meet its short-term financing needs. Commercial paper is a short-term debt instrument issued by a corporation, typically for the financing of accounts payable and inventories, and meeting short-term liabilities. It is usually issued at a discount rate, …

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Six injured in Bhutan – Kolkata bus accident

After the accident: The Bhutan bound bus at Malda (Photo: facebook)

Six Bhutanese sustained minor injuries when the bus they were travelling in crashed into an Indian truck on the Indian highway, en route to Bhutan from Kolkata. The incident occurred on the morning of November 3 at Malda district. It takes approximately seven hours to reach to Phuentsholing from Malda. …

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JAB president reappointed

The board of the Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB) has reappointed Editor of Kuensel (Dzongkha) Rinzin Wangchuk, as the president for a second three-year term, a press release from JAB states.  His second term began on November 1. Rinzin Wangchuk is the senior most working journalist in the country and …

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ACC reviews HC’s desuung judgment

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) officials are reviewing the High Court’s (HC) judgment on the desuung cases. ACC officials said they are reviewing both the conviction and acquittal judgements but whether they would appeal on the case or not would depend on the military court’s decision. “If the military court does not appeal, …

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Man detained for rape

Thimphu police detained a 19-year-old man for rape of a child above 12 years of age on October 26. The case, which was initially filed as a ‘missing of person’ case, was forwarded from Paro police to Thimphu police on October 26 after the police in Thimphu were informed that …

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Passengers complain of non-compliance to RSTA fares by taxis 

The fare charged with the taxi is not consistent with the fuel prices

While the fuel price has dropped once again this year, passengers commuting through taxis in Thimphu are unhappy with taxi drivers charging a higher fare than the one that the Road Safety and Transport Authority’s (RSTA) set in October this year. Due to an increase in fuel price and other operating …

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