Tuesday , September 27 2016
  • Bhutan hopes to expand peacekeeping role

    The foreign minister said at the 71st session of the UNGA UN: Bhutan hopes to expand its contribution to the UN peacekeeping effort in coming years, foreign affairs minister, Damcho Dorji said during his address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24.

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7th edition of Mountain Echoes begins


Mountain Echoes 2016: Thunder roared in the sky, a sign befitting to the most-awaited literary festival of the year, the seventh edition of Mountain Echoes, which began in the capital yesterday.

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OAG challenges court’s acquittal of 7 defendants

… in motor vehicle accident claims case

Judiciary: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on August 24 appealed to the Chukha dzongkhag court against a lower court’s judgment, which acquitted seven of the 11 defendants in connection with misappropriation of money from the sale of 53 salvaged vehicles.

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Policy drafted to recognise national standards

Standards: The government recognises the important frameworks to boost international and regional trade, standards being one of them. Nonetheless a clear delineation of policy making and regulatory functions is needed.

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Chiwog zomdus conclude in Bumthang

LG: Eleven gup and 15 mangmi candidates will contest in the local government elections to be held on September 29 in Bumthang. Their nominations were finalised following the conclusion of the chiwog zomdus on August 23.

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2,659 graduates clear prelims

At least five graduates will be vying for a vacancy in the civil service 
Result: About 75 percent of the 3,536 university graduates who appeared the preliminary examination (PE) on August 7 scored 50 percent and above to qualify for the main examination.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu