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    High Court orders OAG to prosecute

    Laws and the constitutional roles of ACC and OAG should not be intermixed or encroached upon each other, says  the High Court Lhakhang Karpo: The High Court Bench I issued an order yesterday asking the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to continue prosecuting foreign minister Rinzin Dorje in the Lhakhang Karpo case it appealed to the court.

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BOiC’s legality may be subjected to SC scrutiny

Council: The National Council, yesterday, resolved to seek the Supreme Court’s opinion over Business Opportunity Information Centre’s (BOiC) legality, but only after submitting the issue to His Majesty the King, as per the procedure outlined in the Constitution.

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Unit to process imported meat only

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No slaughterhouse among mega livestock projects initiated by govt. in 11th Plan

Council: Reiterating the government’s stand on the slaughterhouse, the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji, yesterday informed the National Council that imported meat would be processed at the planned meat-processing unit.

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“OAG is, by nature, the legal pulse of the ongoing government”: AG

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After serving in the judiciary for 17 years, former judge Shera Lhendup resigned in 2009 and started a private law firm.  On May 22, he was appointed as the new Attorney General.

He shares his views on the appointment and responsibility with Kuensel’s Sonam Pelden. Excerpts

How did you take the announcement of your appointment?

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Dam blasting exonerated of damage to dzongs blame

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After the installation of a vibration-monitoring device, complaints have even dried up

MHPA: Almost two years after the installation of a vibration-monitoring device, no recent damage has been reported on the Choetse dzong and Ta dzong from blasting at the Mangdechu hydropower project dam site.

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12th National Job Fair outsourced to private sector agency

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Bhutan Jobs, the event organiser, is the first ever in-country employment agent

Employment: At the 12th National Job Fair in Thimphu yesterday, the Labour Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, said that overall unemployment rate in the country had decreased from 2.9 percent in 2013 to 2.6 percent in 2014.

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Night duty allowance for nurses

Given the high attrition rate in the profession, there’s a need for an incentive

Nursing: To retain and make an enabling environment for nurses in the country, the government will explore possibilities of providing nurses with night duty allowances, the prime minister, Tshering Tobgay, said during the question hour session of the National Assembly yesterday.

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Lagthram issue thaws development freeze

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This means that house constructions, inter alia, can take off after a long dormant spell

Construction: Developmental activities in six constituencies of Samgdrupjongkhar thromde can start with 200 lagthrams (landownership certificate) issued recently.

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Minister quizzed on east-west highway issues

Assembly: Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden informed National Assembly members that, of the total of 49 households on the Semtokha-Dochula stretch that were affected while widening the road, 47 were provided cash compensation for land, and two were to be given land substitute.

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Valuing Bhutan’s natural capital

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class="p1">Resource: To educate people on the importance of valuing natural resources and tap into its capital, a four-day training on “Introduction to the Natural Capital Project Approach and InVEST” (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) concluded in Paro yesterday.

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Man sentenced for sex act video

Crime: Gelephu dungkhag court yesterday sentenced a 31-year-old man to a year and a half in prison for making a video of him having sexual intercourse with a 24-year old woman in Gelephu in February this year.

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  • The price of appeal

    The judiciary had been busy in the last many days. There were orders issued, interpretations made and a call for uniformity in application of laws. These are welcome moves in the interest of dispensing fair trials and judgments, besides bolstering trust in the judiciary.

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My Country, My Town

  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute
  • 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