Wednesday , February 10 2016

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Prosecution of former regional director starts

Choyzang Tashi and five people charged on seven accounts

Corruption: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) yesterday filed a criminal suit against six people, for the offence of forgery, aiding and abetting, reporting of false information and offence relating to witnesses, at the Phuentsholing dungkhag court.

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Thimphu Court to have specialized benches

Of the 18,720 cases registered for adjudication last year, 18,523 cases decided Judiciary: In a move to reform the judicial service delivery, Thimphu District courts will have specialized benches designated based on the nature of cases, sometime this year.

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Cabinet approves social media policy

The policy will encourage government agencies to garner public feedback in the design and implementation of public policy

Media: In what will open up access to Facebook, Twitter, and WeChat, among others, during office hours, the Cabinet has approved the social media policy.

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57 taxi drivers miss deadline to avail permit

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They accuse RSTA for the delaying the issuance

Transport: Despite extending the deadline thrice, about 57 taxi drivers have not registered with the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) to avail the taxi-operating permit.  Without the permit they will not be allowed to operate their taxis.

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People find BNCA strategies confounding and unfair

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Tobacco: If one must see how Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency’s (BNCA) random inspection is scaring the soul out of smokers, the best place to go is where automobile workshops are at Olakha, Thimphu. Smokers scan around to make sure there are inspectors lurking about and dash out swiftly for a quick drag.

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Kushuthara’s lead Cooper shoots new film in Bhutan

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Film: Emrhys Cooper, the lead actor of Karma Deki’s massively successful film Kushuthara – Pattern of Love, is producing and starring in The Temple, the first foreign supernatural horror film to be shot in Bhutan. Scott Spiegel of Evil Dead and Hostel is directing the USD 700,000, The Temple.

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Gelephu voters want security

Thromde: The poll day for the thrompon election is three days away, but voters in Gelephu thromde are not sure if they have the right thrompon candidates. There are three candidates, but people say they didn’t get enough time to study their candidates.

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Internet, fixed line phone services improve in Bumthang

… following the installation of optical fibre infrastructure provided by JICA

ICT: Internet and voice services in Jalikhar, Bumthang have improved significantly after the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) introduced fibre technology (FTTX) in October last year.

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Bhutan-Japan friendship offer launched

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Japanese tourists are entitled huge discounts in June, July and August 

Tourism: Japanese tourists visiting Bhutan will not have to pay the mandatory minimum daily package rate of USD 200 per person. They will only pay the daily royalty of USD 65 per person per night.

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My Country, My Town

  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana