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Gavel out, in comes drilbu in courtrooms

Yoenten Lopen, Truelku Thinley Lhuendup of the Zhung Dratshang hands over the drilbu to the Supreme Court Chief Justice

The courtrooms in the country will from now adopt the use of drilbu (bell) in place of gavel. Drilbu would be used in the courtrooms to signify the beginning, ending, recess, or adjournment of court proceedings, among others. According to Buddhism, there are different drilbu with different significance. It is ...

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Former teacher aspires to contest for NC from Haa


To contribute in making democracy vibrant by giving more choice to the people, a former teacher is standing as a National Council candidate from Haa. Having served as a teacher for eight years in three schools of urban and semi-urban Bhutan, Tobgay from Haa Throm has decided to give an ...

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Drukair’s ATR back in operation, resumes domestic flights

The maintenance team repair the engine (Photo: Drukair)

Drukair’s ATR42-500 started operation since yesterday after the aircraft was grounded for the second time on January 22. This means, all domestic flights have resumed. A total of four components were replaced in one of the engines of the aircraft when the ATR was grounded for the second time. No ...

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Truckers threaten officials over new sand supply system

NRDCL has tightened security and in one incident, had to involve police Truckers stopped the movement of trucks from Semtokha on January 22 in objection to the new sand supply system that the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) implemented from January 1. The NRDCL sought help of the police ...

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Unemployment highest among those with middle and higher education

For every five working age population, there are three persons contributing to the production of goods in Bhutan, according to the Labour Force Survey Report 2016 the labour ministry released. The report estimated about 190,819 men and 156,311 women as employed. The report defined employment-to-population ratio as the proportion of ...

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Musical event celebrates 50 years of Bhutan-India relations

The first event to commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between Bhutan and India was held with a musical concert, Friends at Fifty and Forever, at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu on January 27.

To commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of establishment of formal diplomatic ties between India and Bhutan, a musical event, ‘friends at fifty and forever’ was held on January 27 at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu. The event opened with the lighting of lamp by Indian ambassador Jaideep Sarkar, education ...

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18-year-old charged for rape

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged an 18-year-old man for rape of a child above 12 years to the Thimphu district court earlier this month. OAG prosecutors initially returned the case to police, as it was not established if he was above 18 years since the accused’s statement ...

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Paachu bridge opens to traffic

Lyonpo Dorji Choden inaugurates the bridge (Photo: DoR)

The 56.05 metres long Paachu bridge in Paro, which opened to traffic on January 27, is expected to lessen inconvenience to commuters. Department of Roads’ (DoR) bridge division designed the concrete continuous slab bridge that has the load carrying capacity of 70 Metric Tonnes (MT). Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL) ...

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DNT leaders tour southern dzongkhags

Leaders of Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) have begun a nation-wide tour to interact with party workers and supporters. Comprising party president Dr Tandi Dorji, general secretary Tenzin Lekphel, Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen and Dr Lotay Tshering among other members, the team is consulting the electorate to understand their issues and concerns better ...

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Former dzongdag to contest in NC from Thimphu

Tshewang Rinzin

Former Thimphu dzongdag, Tshewang Rinzin has decided to contest in the upcoming National Council elections from Thimphu. Given his 35 years of work experience in various capacities as a law implementer, the 55-year old from Dazhi, Kawang gewog believes that his ability to work immediately on assumption of office in ...

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Political Science graduate to contest for NC from Sarpang

Tshering Penjor who has decided to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Sarpang believes lay jung drey and tha damtsi as the greatest human values. From Khatoe in Jimechholing gewog, Tshering Penjor did his in BA in Political Science from India in 2010. He also holds an ...

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Lopon Passang, the teacher who never left Sangbaykha

Lopon Passang

In the peak of summer in 1997, a fresh graduate from Samtse National Institute of Education, ventured on a journey to a remote school in Haa. Little did he know then that he would come to love the people and place so much so that he would remain there for ...

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