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Monpa community from Trongsa perform during the Lhamoidrupchen that started on February 20

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Monetary and matrimonial cases highest with courts

The annual report was launched yesterday

Judiciary registered highest civil cases in the year 2017. Some 4897 civil cases were registered. The highest (2,936) were related to monetary issues. The lowest (10) were related to environmental issues. A total of 6,957 cases were decided by courts in the same year. Of the 1,403 criminal cases, 407 ...

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Defendant requests court to cross examine MTC commandant

Prosecutors from the Royal Bhutan Army and defendant Lt. Colonel Ugyen Norbu presented their evidence of the fund embezzlement case to the High Court’s (HC) bench III yesterday. Lt. Colonel Ugyen Norbu presented copies of receipts and records of the accounts. He said that the court should summon the commandant ...

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NLCS develops systems for better service delivery

The system would maintain checks and balances and accountability, among the NLCS officials

National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) launched My NLCS system and Bhutan Land Dashboard (BLD) in Thimphu yesterday to provide enhanced public service delivery, maintain checks and balances, and to provide accurate data on land in the country. My NLCS system has two components: online service tracking system and a mail ...

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No conference during peak tourist season: Foreign ministry

Foreign ministry facilitated 12 regional and multilateral meetings in the past six months

Foreign affairs ministry issued a notification on December 20 asking all government and private agencies to avoid hosting big international and regional conferences during the peak tourist seasons. The notification is implemented with effect from January 1. “While the ministry acknowledges the benefits, it is also informed of the growing ...

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The President of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Marie Chatardová, who is on a five-day visit to Bhutan, called on the Prime Minister, foreign and finance ministers and disused a wide range of multilateral issues, including Bhutan’s association with the UN and ECOSOC. ECOSOC is one of the six principal ...

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Parking space defiling sacred sites and degrading culture

Members of Tashi Choeling lhakhang in Merak filed a petition to the gewog gup claiming that construction of a parking space in Gengo chiwog was defiling sacred sites and degrading culture in the chiwog. The group claimed that the construction caused harm to their choedey, as it ruined the nye-doh ...

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Truck on fire at the Rinchending fuel depot

Fire contained: The case of a truck that caught fire at Rinchending Yesterday is under investigation

Police in Phuentsholing saidit took about 20 minutes to contain a fire on a truck with an Indian registration number at the Rinchending fuel depot yesterday. No casualty was reported. The truck was ferrying lime coal to Pasakha industrial estate. Police officials said short circuit is believed to have caused ...

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Students prepare for His Majesty The King’s birth anniversary celebrations at the Mongar public ground.

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Nu 20B revenue forgone between 2011-16

A revenue of Nu 19.8B has been foregone from fiscal incentives, tax holidays and exemptions from 2011 to 2016, according to national revenue reports of 2011-12 to 2016-17. Tax holidays on selected sector and tax exemptions on selected commodities were among the government’s initiatives to promote private sector development. While ...

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Court orders litigants to produce evidence in next hearing

The High Court’s Bench I yesterday asked both the defendants and RBA prosecutors to produce evidence during the evidence hearing on March 20 and 23. The court has asked the defendants, Major Ugyen Nidup, Pelpon Sangay Dakpa and Colonel Kinley Dorji to produce evidence on how they adjusted the bill ...

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Man convicted for abusing and possessing cannabis

A non-Bhutanese was convicted for solicitation Thimphu dzongkhag court’s bench I sentenced a 25-year-old man from Samtse to a year in prison for possession and abuse of marijuana on February 14. Police arrested Subash Subba and a non-Bhutanese man near the Thimphu thromde office at 8pm on June 12, 2017, ...

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