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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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Dorokha dungkhag court inaugurated

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Construction of court buildings has been an integral part of reforms in the judiciary

Judiciary: Signifying that infrastructure is vital for the delivery of justice, the newly constructed dungkhag court in Dorokha, Samtse was inaugurated on July 25.

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First small step, giant leap for public e-services

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The launching of the G2C Wallet allows online payments for public services for the first time 

Tech: In a development that marks another major transition towards e-governance, an online payment system for G2C (government to citizen) services, the G2C Wallet, was launched, yesterday.

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Are collectors hiding cordyceps?

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i>With better price in the black market, govt. could lose revenue from royalty

Royalty: The government could lose hundred of thousands of ngultrums from royalty imposed on cordyceps if legitimate collectors are skipping the auction to evade royalty.

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Cyclone Komen to trigger heavy rain

Heavy rain is expected in most parts of the southern and eastern Bhutan during next 48 hours, the Department of Hydro-Met Services forecasts. A cyclonic storm ‘KOMEN’ had developed on July 30 over northeast Bay of Bengal, which has now weakened into Deep Depression over the Chittagong, Bangladesh, according to ...

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Chiwog boundaries will be redrawn

Gewog boundaries, however, will remain same

Delimitation: New chiwogs will be carved out in the two gewogs affected by the demarcation of Paro dzongkhag thromde boundaries to ensure Wangchang and Hoongrel remain as gewogs.

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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