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Legend comes alive

A film on the rebirth of a renowned warrior from the annals of Bhutanese history Review: Pemi Tshewang Tashi, the most loyal chamberlain of Dzongpon Angdruk Nyim of Wangdue, and a great historical warrior of the late 1800s, comes to life in Talop Wangchuk’s film Lok sho – The undying …

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Taking stock of the southern dzongkhags’ progress

A mid-year review of annual performance agreement  was recently conducted by the cabinet Governance: Enhancing adult education through non-formal education (NFE) and reducing the incidence of infant mortality are the two common indicators across the five southern dzongkhags that are at risk of not meeting the target. Chukha, Dagana, Samtse, …

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Crime rate down in 2014

At the same time, the year registered a spike in cases involving controlled substances RBP: Crime rate in the country dropped by 15.6 percent in 2014 as compared to the previous year, police officials said in a press conference, yesterday. However, police records also showed a 30 percent increase in …

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Pension scheme needs reform

NPPF annual report cautions that pension scheme will not sustain without reforms NPPF: The National Pension and Provident Fund’s (NPPF) can sustain its civil pension scheme only until 2042, and the armed forces pension scheme until 2039, if reforms are not undertaken. This was deduced from the funded ratio, a …

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Joint legal sector programme launched

Swiss and Austrian govts. continue to provide funds to bolster Bhutan’s judicial system LSP: The Austrian and Swiss governments committed Nu 149.6M for the judiciary sector to support access to justice in Bhutan, with the launching of the joint legal sector programme (LSP) yesterday at Tashichhodzong. Two new district courts …

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For the want of experts, an inventory is delayed

Lack of specialists to analyse data on the state of water resources has held up compilation NEC: The raw data and a database are ready for the water resource inventory, but lack of expertise to analyse it had delayed the compilation of a first ever inventory. The water resource inventory …

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DPT presents seven documents in evidence

Not forthcoming, though, was proof of damage to the party as a result of the defendant’s Facebook posting Libel: Druk Phuensum Tshogpa representatives presented seven documents as evidence against Dasho Paljor J Dorji in its libel case, but did not show any proof that the party had suffered damages during …

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Review of religious organisations still on

Culture: To study if the registered organisations were working in line with the Religious Organisations’ Act, 2007, the commission for religious organisations last December temporarily stopped the registration of new religious organisations. Last year, the commission during a meeting found that some organisations had failed to submit the yearly accounts …

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A Pemagatshel pioneer

Nanong gewog has the honour to host the first central school, Yelchen, to open (Feb. 15) Education: Yelchen central school, the first such institute in Nanong gewog, Pemagatshel will open as scheduled on February 15. About 18 teachers, both new and old, including the central school’s new principal, who was …

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Central Plaza murder suspect arrested

Crime: The prime suspect in the Central Plaza murder, Gyembo, was arrested on February 8, the police chief said in a press conference, yesterday. Police chief, brigadier Kipchu Namgyel, said that a citizen’s arrest had been made, and that the suspect had been handed over to Punakha police. The police …

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