Saturday , May 28 2016
  • Local leaders will forego gratuity to re-contest

    In line with the LG members entitlement Act
    LG: With most local leaders in Paro completing their tenure in August, should they resign before that, they will have to forego their benefits in line with the local government (LG) members entitlement Act.

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People accept plan for yenlag thromde

Development: Majority of people accepted the draft structural plan for Nganglam Yenlag Thromde yesterday. The draft development plan for the 1,000-acres town from Tshengkari bazaar to Rinchenthang was presented to the people of Nganglam chaired by Lyonpo Dorji Choden.

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Youth review Act for youth

Law: Considering the social, psychological and educational aspects, any child arrested and detained, with or without warrant, should not be taken to court. There is a need to avoid societal stigmatisation.

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Economy in shambles: Opposition

Economy: The government has painted a rosy picture of the country’s economy and pushed its people towards greater dependence, derailing it from the national goal of achieving self-reliance, the Opposition has claimed.

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Paan shop owners pledge drug-free society

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But some question why alcohol is not banned
Sensitisation: Authorities were questioned about regulations related to tobacco products at a meeting between paan shop owners and the Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency (BNCA) and the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), yesterday.

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Investigation team rules out foul play in custodial death case

The team reported that it was a clear case of suicide
Crime: The custodial death of a 35-year-old man at the Dorokha police station, Samtse, on April 20 is a clear case of suicide, a report by an independent investigation team comprising four police officers and health officials stated.

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Traditional medicines in short supply

One of the main reasons is limited production hours which could be solved if the govt. pays for overtime
Medical: Traditional hospitals in the central region have been facing a shortage of essential medicines for quite sometime now.

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Artists learn from each other

A SAARC Artists’ Camp is being held in Bhutan for the first time

Art: Thirty-eight artists from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Artists’ Camp are in the capital to showcase their artworks based on the theme ‘Ancient Landscape – Nature at its Best’. Karma Tshering Wangchuk, programme officer with SAARC Cultural Centre, said that the camp allows artists to share their ...

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Only ada rachu for women

Ada rachus

The decision was made by dzongkhag cultural officers during their sixth annual conference  
Culture: Women across the country will now have to wear only ada rachu on all occasions, according to a circular from the home ministry.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi