ACC workshop delves into the intricacies involved in such judicial incidences
Judiciary: Concerned over a conflict of interest, Haa district judge Duba Drukpa is doubtful whether he can sit over the Lhakhang Karpo case, once it is registered with the court.
District judge Duba Drukpa is a dorjipuen (spiritual sibling) of the foreign minister Rinzin Dorje, who is involved in the case.
He said he would declare his conflict of interest to the chief justice once [... Read More]
Workshop: No monopoly will be created or allowed in the market, whether such a position is enjoyed by state-owned enterprise (SOE) or private party.
This is one of the objectives of the draft National Competition Policy 2014, which is being reviewed by the Gross National Happiness Commission. The policy was presented among stakeholders at a workshop earlier this week.
Trade officer Choki Tshewang said once the policy was adopted, there would be a fair competition [... Read More]
It is not often that we hear of cold-blooded murders in the country. But the once in a while a case is enough to give us the shivers.
The now apparent murder of a young man at the Central Plaza shopping complex in Lungtenphu, earlier this week, came as a chilling reminder of safety, or rather how of unsafe Thimphu has become. It was a gruesome murder. And it happened at a busy place, with some [... Read More]
Accident: More than 40 people, comprising the Gyalpoizhing police, army and powerhouse staff, combed the banks of the Kurichu yesterday in search of the bodies of two men, after the car they were travelling in veered off road on January 12 night.
A police source from Gyalpoizhing said the incident occurred when the men were returning from Mongar town after attending a baby shower of one of their friends.
On January 13, powerhouse staff informed [... Read More]
On completion, the farm road will benefit 88 households
SDP: With the groundbreaking ceremony on January 14, villagers of Labar-Khengzor in Khar, Pemagatshel are all smiles, as soon their chiwog will be connected with a farm road.
The construction of a 5km farm road began yesterday. The project is funded under the first batch of small development projects (SDP), a part of government of India’s grant assistance to Bhutan in the 11th Plan, stated a press release from the Gross National Happiness Commission.
A [... Read More]
A label places it among a set of boutique hotels in exotic places worldwide
Nat Geo: The National Geographic society has chosen Zhiwa Ling hotel in Paro as one of the unique lodges in the world this year.
Zhiwa Ling was listed among 24 properties across six continents. The announcement was made on January 6.
The National Geographic unique lodges of the world, the press release states, is a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places [... Read More]
Samtse: More than a month since Samtse dzongkhag authority wrote to the Jalpaiguri magistrate seeking compensation for the damages of nine vehicles belonging to Bhutanese individuals, the dzongkhag has not received any response from the magistrate.
Samtse dzongkhag requested for compensation, following public outrage in the bordering town of Chamarchi on November 23, 2014 following the death of an Indian maid in Samtse.
Two vehicles were burned and seven damaged. Authorities in Samtse on November [... Read More]
Youth practice badminton at the Mongar LSS auditorium
Sports: Sixty-two youth between 10-20 years are participating in a two-week long Badminton coaching camp at Mongar Lower Secondary School in Mongar.
National Badminton Coach Sherab Gyeltshen said the main objective of organising this champ, which ends on January 18, is to train players from the eastern dzongkhags for the preparation of U-19 tournament which will be held in May this year.
For the last one week, the coach has taught the basics of badminton [... Read More]
Football: Paro United FC is the newest club to join the national league this season. Seven teams will take part in the tournament this year – four from Thimphu and one each from Punakha, Paro, and Phuntsholing.
FC Rigsum is one of the new clubs to enter the A-division level from B-division this year. A total of 27 clubs – eight A-division, 10 B-division and nine C-division – have registered this season with Bhutan [... Read More]
Investigation ongoing to fix accountability for question paper leak
BCSEA: Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) started evaluating the class XII English II answer sheets yesterday following the prime minister’s approval of its board’s decision.
Some 40 English teachers were recalled to evaluate the paper at the College of Science and Technology (CST) and will complete it in a week.
The council’s press release stated the board “recommended that BCSEA evaluate English II paper [... Read More]