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  • OAG to appeal on use of DCM truck, not Lhakhang Karpo

    Even after appealing the case to the High Court, the OAG had maintained that there were no grounds to appeal 

    Update: Although it has maintained that there are no grounds of appeal, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), has five days to submit its grounds of appeal to the High Court after it appealed the on going Lhakhang Karpo case.

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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


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


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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Council seeks to put a leash on politicking

NC amendments put an end to door-to-door campaigns, among other recommendations

Election: A political party shall be prohibited from conducting door-to-door election campaigns.  This will also apply to the National Council and local government elections.

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Court dismisses charges of bribery and inferior quality of sand


The defendant was asked to refund the cost of six truckloads of sand missing

Verdict:  The Haa dzongkhag court on May 26 acquitted a 31 year-old contractor from two charges that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) had framed against him in connection to the ongoing Lhakhang Karpo conservation project case.

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Two dead in accident

Accident:Two women, aged 26 and 50, were killed after the truck they were travelling in fell 70 metres off the road at Lawakha at around 4:30pm on May 30.

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Collaring elephants to conserve them

Wildlife: In what could be useful input for solving the human-elephant conflict as well as elephant conservation, forestry officials are carrying out GPS (global positioning system) collaring of elephants in wildlife sanctuaries in the south.

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Drug use up in Wangdue

Law & Order: Police uprooted marijuana plants from a two-acre field above Wangdue bridge below Rinchengang village, yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu