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More than 40 to restitute Nu 262M for fronting

Two more cases registered last week

Fronting: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) registered two more cases with the Phuentsholing dungkhag court last week bringing the total number of fronting cases to more than 35.

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Local ecologist recognised


Environment: Local ecologist, Rebecca Pradhan, was recognised as one of the “Hotspot Heroes” by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) at the 6th IUCN World Conservation Congress on September 4, according to a press release issued by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).

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The lure of cardamom

A farmer displays cardamom seeds in Chongeykha-Dophulhaka chiwog of Phuentsholing gewog in Chukha. Almost every household in the chiwog grows cardamom today.

Agriculture: In Chongeykha-Dophulhaka chiwog of Phuentsholing gewog in Chukha, villagers do not keep kitchen gardens.

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Students can access 2 million books with launch of e-library

Education minister Norbu Wangchuk and Indian ambassador Jaideep Sarkar inaugurate the Indo-Bhutan e-Library  (Photo courtesy: Sherig Bhutan)

The Indian government has funded the initiative
Education: Students and teachers in five colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan, two medical colleges, Royal Thimphu College, Royal Institute of Management and 21 schools across the country can now access 118 text books, reading resources, and other curriculum materials on an electronic library.

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172 LG candidates in S/J

LG: A total of 172 candidates have been nominated to contest for local government (LG) posts from the 11 gewogs of Samdrupjongkhar and its thromde.

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Giant panda no longer endangered

… but iconic species still at risk
Wildlife: In a welcome piece of news for the world’s threatened wildlife, the giant panda has just been downgraded from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ on the global list of species at risk of extinction, demonstrating how an integrated approach can help save the planet’s vanishing biodiversity, states a press release from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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Gyalsey Nachung Camp concludes


Scouts: Around 200 primary school students studying in Thimphu attended the four-day Gyalsey Nachung Camp at Bjemena Primary School which came to an end yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu