Thursday , November 26 2015

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    Bhutan – 87th freest economy

    Ranking: Bhutan was declared as the 87th freest economy among 157 countries and territories gauged by Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think tank.

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Knowing the neighbour better


Students from Assam and Samdrupjongkhar schools calls for more interactions 

Seminar: Across the Samdrupjongkhar gate is Assam, Bhutan’s closest neighbouring state in the east where Bhutanese and Assamese interact on a daily basis. Besides the daily interaction, mostly for trade, young Assamese don’t know much about their neighbour.

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Parliament’s winter session begins today

Two new bills to be introduced 

Parliament: The winter session of Parliament that begins from today will take up among others the controversial section on consensual sex between children of 16 years and above in the Penal Code of Bhutan.

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Rampant violation of tourism rules, finds TCB

A monitoring team visited trekking routes and tourist sites in Paro and Thimphu

Regulations: At almost three cases a day, the Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) monitoring team found 35 cases of tour operators and guides violating the tourism rules and regulations during a 12-day random inspection.

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Defense asks court to dismiss case against Lal Chand

For want of proper locus standi 

Update: At the second hearing of the ongoing Jatan Prasad Lal Chand Prasad (JPLP) case yesterday, its owner Lal Chand Prasad, the defendant asked the dungkhag court to dismiss the case against him for want of proper “locus standi” (no basis) from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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IT park tenant, Southtech to expand

With expansion the company will now be the second largest commercial tenant at the tech park 

ICT: Southtech Bhutan Pvt Ltd (SBPL), a tenant at the IT park, will expand and employ 50 IT graduates shortly.

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Police to monitor zebra crossing rule


Post sensitization, both drivers and pedestrians will be penalized if found violating the zebra crossing rule

Traffic: Drivers, who do not give way to pedestrians on zebra crossings, will be fined, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has announced.

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My Country, My Town

  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi
  • Multitasking radish: Though if to be eaten later, one hopes that’s ara and not kerosene in the jerry can. Photo by Bidur Rai