Friday , September 4 2015

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  • High Court convicts former minister

    Transporting private timber by using a pool vehicle while being a dzongdag was not an emergency but a violation of laws

    Judiciary: Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court’s Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to a year in prison for misusing the dzongkhag’s pool vehicle to transport private timber from Haa to Thimphu.

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OAG seeks criminal sanction for project manager

Update: Although the Haa court dismissed all three charges of embezzlement, commission and omission amounting to abuse of functions against the project manager of Lhakhang Karpo conservation project, the defendant faces a criminal liability at the appellate court. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court ...

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Bhutan-Norway Friendship Association launched


As a testimony of the close friendship between the two countries, the Bhutan-Norway Friendship Association was launched on August 10 in Thimphu in the presence of foreign minister Damchoe Dorji and the Norwegian Ambassador to Bhutan Eivind Homme. Ethnomusicologist and Bhutanese folk musician, Jigme Drukpa is the association’s interim President. ...

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Yenlag thromde, more questions than answers

Update: Whether a yenlag thomde would fall under the administration of the geowg or dzongkhag is not decided more than a month after the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) had written to the government for directives.

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BTL ready to perk up Internet connectivity


Connectivity: The Japanese government has handed over equipment worth more than 20 million Japanese Yen to Bhutan Telecom yesterday to help enhance skill and knowledge of Bhutan Telecom engineers in improving and providing high broadband services to its customers.

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Man electrocuted in Uruk

Accident: A 36-year-old technician with Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) died yesterday in Chumey BHU, Bumthang after an electric shock flung him off the Uruk substation.

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Tax exemption on books unconstitutional: opposition

Although the intention is good, the government is urged to abide by the laws in place 

Duty: While the intention is appreciated, the government’s decision to exempt the payment of customs duty and sales tax on all books imported this year, according to the opposition violates Article 14,

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Transporting private timber is not an emergency: OAG

Defendant Rinzin Dorje is liable to restitute Nu 111,640 for misusing pool vehicle

Judiciary: Submitting the grounds of appeal against the Haa court ruling in favour of the former foreign minister yesterday, the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) prosecutors requested the High Court Bench I to interpret whether the pool vehicle the defendant had used can be construed as pressing and emergency personal need.

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Caterpillars, silk kiras and lots of cash


Cordyceps: The bucolic setting of Tsento gewog in Paro becomes a busy bazaar once in a year around this time. For two days, the gewog centre becomes a mini town with rows of temporary shops lining the entrance to the centre.

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My Country, My Town

  • Picture perfect: Make hay while the sun shines? Photo by Choidup Zangpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
  • No need to read between the lines: A message couldn’t be clearer than this display of sign language. Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi