Saturday , September 5 2015

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  • OAG prosecutes first lot in P/Ling corruption case

    Judiciary: In the latest development in the corruption case in Phuentsholing, the Phuentsholing dungkhag court yesterday conducted miscellaneous hearing of five business entities involving 10 individuals the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged to court.

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Impounding vagrant city animals

City: Thimphu Thromde impounds about 17 straying cattle and horses a month on average. Since January last year to May this year, the thromde has impounded more than 300 vagrant animals in its enclosure in Changangkha.

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Retaining employees is RAA’s challenge: Auditor General

DSC00552Royal Audit Authority’s new Auditor General Tshering Kezang joined Office on August 6 and formally took over the charge from the Executive Committee, which was assigned to oversee the daily functions after the former Auditor General Dasho Ugen Chewang completed his term. He shares his views with Kuensel on the way forward for RAA.

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Teenager and grandmother murdered

Crime: In what appears to be a gruesome murder, a 16-year-old class seven student of Samcholing middle secondary school and his 60-year-old grandmother were murdered at Kingarabten, Trongsa on Wednesday night.

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Tackling traffic jams


Transport: A study to implement an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) in Thimphu city has identified several causes for traffic congestion occurring in the capital. It has also suggested some solutions which not all drivers may agree with.

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Laya and Lingzhi cut off


Transport: Laya gewog is once again cut off after the bridge at Koina was washed away around 10am yesterday following two days of continuous rainfall.

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Cost of cutting distance


Formation cutting along Damchu-Chukha, which was supposed to complete by March 2013, may happen by October this year. Bypass: Montu Rao is from Hasimara, India. He is carrying fuel for the heavy machines in jerry can, down the narrow trail that was paved for a dog pound, from which the place got its name – Kutamor.

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ACC detains two BNBL employees

Update: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) detained two more employees of Bhutan National Bank Ltd (BNBL) in connection with the embezzlement of Nu 91.6M (million).

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My Country, My Town

  • Cat churner: A kitten with a thing for butter is heading the Garfield way as far as girth is concerned. Photo by MB Khaling Rai, Thimphu.
  • 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