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  • SC orders judges to use discretion…

    ... while interpreting the compensatory damages clause in the Penal Code

    Penal Code: Judges around the country can use their discretion in applying the amended section 39 of the Penal Code of Bhutan in matters of compensatory damages.

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At least three fleeced in possible scam

An advertisement on mobile phones published in Tashi Delek magazine turned out to be a scam

Advertising: A couple and a relative of theirs claim to have lost around Nu 122,850 or USD 1,950 after responding to an advertisement for mobile phones published in one of the recent inflight magazine issues of Drukair.

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Constitution of Bhutan Children’s Parliament signed

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Election to the Children’s parliament  will be held in September this year

Democracy: About 220 student representatives from 135 democracy clubs from schools across the country signed the Constitution of Bhutan Children’s Parliament in the kuenray of the Punakha dzong yesterday.

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Has Bhutan gone greener?

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Latest assessment shows marked increase in forest coverage, though the jury is still out

Forest: As Bhutan attempts to set a record today and observe the social forestry day, forest coverage in the country in the last two decades has increased to about 80 percent from about 72 percent in the 1990s.

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Judicial interpretation of independence sought

As per the National Council’s good governance committee’s report on the commission

ACC: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) was inclined to seek the judiciary’s interpretation on the constitutional provision regarding its independence, the good governance committee of the National Council (NC) reported yesterday.

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Overall drop in crime

But certain crimes have increased

Crime:  Despite the drop in the overall crime rate in the country, police records show an increase in crime against property like larceny and burglary, offences against the Ku-Sung-Thukten or statues, scriptures, and lhakhangs, among others.

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No replacement for Drukair CEO found yet

Aviation: It may be a while before the national airline has a new CEO.

Drukair’s former CEO, Tandin Jamso, who submitted his resignation to the Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) board in March, left office at the end of last week.

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Heavy rains cutoff Gasa

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Roadblocks at various points follow heavy and continuous rainfall since May 31

Disaster: Gasa is once again cutoff from the rest of the country since May 31 evening, when heavy rains blocked the only road connecting the dzongkhag at various points between Puntshopang and Damji.

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World Record attempt

To commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, an attempt to break the world record for most trees planted in one hour will be made tomorrow. One hundred volunteers will attempt to plant 50,000 trees in an hour at Kuenselphodrang.

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Tobacco ban fails to inhibit young smokers

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Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013 has found that usage among youth has in fact risen

Survey: Bhutan has the highest prevalence of tobacco users among students, both at the regional and global level, according to the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 2013, alarming officials and pushing them to call for strict enforcement of tobacco control laws.

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My Country, My Town

  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu
  • Nipped in the bud: Whatever plant there once was in that pot has long ceased to exist and there’s the reason why Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu
  • Canine comfort zone: Man’s best friend in his master’s best chair Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu