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Two women get six months each for voting in Indian elections

Crime: Gelephu dungkhag court has convicted two women to six months in prison each for voting in the Indian election in April last year. Bindu Maya Sapkota, 44, from Puranabasty in Sarpang cast her vote on April 17 last year at Daragaon, Jaigaon, India, while 29-year-old Chandra Kumari Dhungana from …

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Khoma road to be blacktopped by May

Road: Blacktopping of 5.45km Khoma Gewog Centre Road (KGCR) in Lhuntse is expected to be complete by May 28. Contractor Sonam Jamtsho has asked for an extension period to blacktop the road. “Blacktopping 3km road in two weeks is impossible. Rain will now disturb the work,” Sonam Jamtsho said.

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More hands suspected in visa forgery case

Thorough investigation on to see if there is a racket behind the affair Crime: A thorough investigation of the May 4 visa forgery incident, where visas of 19 Thai tourists were forged, is underway, according to the home minister, Damcho Dorji. Lyonpo Damcho Dorji said that a detailed investigation into …

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Indian investors explore Bhutan’s potential

The Bhutan and Bengal chambers of commerce signed a MoU towards this effect FDI: If the visit by the delegation from Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India was any indication of more foreign investment in the country, then education, hospitality, information technology, agri-business and consulting are few areas of …

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What’s to become of the two Gamrichu projects?

Though techno-economically viable, both encroach core areas of Sakteng wildlife sanctuary Hydropower: When Druk Green Power corporation (DGPC) dug boreholes to carry out geotechnical studies in some parts of Sakteng last year, villagers assumed that the long awaited Gamrichu hydropower projects were finally taking off. Today, after about seven months, …

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Bhutan not assessed for inclusive growth

Lack of data prevented UNESCAP from making the evaluation Report: Bhutan performance on inclusive growth, a concept that explains how economic growth translates into improving people’s well being could not be assessed for lack of data. Inclusive growth is a concept that advances equitable opportunities in terms of access to …

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Government’s plan to start slaughter house, a slap on GNH: DCT

The party is requesting the government to shelve its plan Meat: Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) said that the party is shocked at and deeply distressed by the government’s plan to start slaughterhouses in the country. The party said that while economic self-reliance and food self-sufficiency are critical national objectives, the …

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FC Terton moves closer to the title

Beats Thimphu FC after coming from 2 goals down Football: In a dramatic comeback, FC Terton defeated Thimphu City FC 3-2 to retain their top position in the ongoing Yanmar Thimphu Premier League yesterday. After Thimphu City’s mid-fielder, Passang Tshering, scored two goals in the first five minutes of each …

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OAG amendment bill 2014 endorsed

Parliament: With a joint sitting of Parliament endorsing the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) amendment bill 2014 yesterday, the attorney general will now be accountable to the His Majesty the King and the prime minister. By accountability, it means that the attorney general is answerable to His Majesty the …

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RAA unearths lapses in Denchi township development

Asks to take action against engineers and dzongkhag officials Report: The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has asked the Ministry of Works and Human Settlements (MoWHS) to take action against the ministry’s officials for irregularities and lapses in development of roads for Denchi town, Pemagatshel. The authority has also asked the …

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