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Japan seeks to evolve relations with Bhutan

Diplomacy: The Japanese government is exploring ways of enhancing the relationship between Bhutan and Japan into a horizontal one, achieved through trade and investments, rather than simply remaining a vertical one of donor and recipient, it was pointed out at the 10th annual consultations between the two countries, held in Thimphu, yesterday.

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Climate change shrinks Bhutan’s glaciers

A database on glaciers and glacial lakes of Bhutan has now been launched 

ICIMOD: Climate change has shrunk glaciers that feed most of the Bhutanese rivers since 1980, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) experts said.

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ACC releases three BNBL officials

The supervisor’s transfer was extended to six months on family grounds 

Embezzlement: The three Bhutan National Bank Ltd (BNBL) officials who the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) detained for interrogation in connection to the embezzlement of the Nu 91.6 million (M) were released last week.

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B-Wallet strikes again

Another incident affects Bank of Bhutan account holders

ICT: Many customers who attempted to avail a Bhutan Telecom (BT) promotion last week did not receive the requested top-ups nor the 40 percent bonus but still had their accounts deducted.

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High Court adjourns for investigation

Former project manager admitted to creating fake muster rolls for the sake of the Lhakhang Karpo project and not for his personal gain 

Update: The former Lhakhang Karpo project manager admitted to creating fake muster rolls to use the money for other activities of the project and not for his personal gain, while rebutting against the Office of the Attorney General’s appeal in the High Court yesterday.

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3D colour coded driving licences launched

A Taxi Operating Permit was also introduced besides designating colours to differentiate the licence holders  

RSTA: Starting today, driving licences for the public, taxi drivers and commercial drivers will be differentiated by their colours.

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