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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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Council weighs in on election issues

The National Council has directed the legislative committee to submit a final report on election issues

Legislative committee to submit a final report for adoption

NC: The National Council yesterday resolved that the election Act does not need an amendment to include the provision of it being a continuous house, since it was already stated in the National Council (amendment) bill, which the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) assured would be respected.

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Dough fat racket unearthed

The repacked dough fat are sold without labels

The unlabelled product was found to mislead and give false information

OCP: One month after launching the consumer protection rules and regulations by the economic affairs ministry, the office of consumer protection (OCP) received a complaint about misleading the people and giving false representation of a product.

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Mangdechu project designed to withstand major quake

MoEA minister Norbu Wangchuk visited the project recently

Hydropower: Clearing rising apprehensions surrounding the safety of Mangdechu hydropower project (MHP) from earthquakes, the authority claims that the project is safe and will be stable in the event of an earthquake, because of inclusion of earthquake parameters in the structures.

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Local leaders don’t want dungkhag to be relocated

The absence of a bridge over Taklai River is one of the main reasons

Gelephu: Although it’s decided, a majority of local leaders from gewogs in Gelephu dungkhag are not satisfied with the decision to relocate the dungkhag administration to Umling. The fifth dzongkhag tshogdu had decided on the relocation last year.

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Phaling is starved of vegetable

Vegitable market at Phaling

Agriculture: There is an acute shortage of vegetables in Lhuentse.

Sangay Chozom, 54, who runs a shop in Phaling town, Lhuentse, said the situation is very difficult.  Farmers bring vegetables to the market only about twice a week.

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Slow going on Nganglam-Gyalpoizhing highway

Only about 150 meters of formation cutting has been completed on the 400 meters stretch so far

A stretch full of rocks is holding up progress from one side

Roads: Although the completion deadline for the Nganglam-Gyalpoizhing highway has been revised to mid-2015, the project officials based in Nganglam said progress on a particular stretch from the Nganglam side has been very slow.

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The helping hands project

Bhim Bdr, who had injured his wrist in a fall tests his grip at the helping hands centre

A team of surgeons from Australia has carried out reconstructive plastic surgery on a number of patients

Interplast: A 12-year old boy was brought to the hospital recently, after he was hit by a car and dragged for about 10-20m.  The skin on the side of his face and ear had been scraped off, leaving behind a gaping wound.

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Looming deadline leaves plot-owners worried

Plot-owners were given until 2016 to complete any building constructions

Housing: With only a year left before constructions will not be permitted, 21 plot owners in Lhuentse's main town are yet to even start constructing their buildings.

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An action plan for a national and natural resource

National Biodiversity centre’s programme director (Dr) Tashi Yangzome Dorji with agriculture minister

An overview of the past, threats, issues and opportunities

Biodiversity: Coinciding with the International Day of Biodiversity, Bhutan launched the revised national biodiversity strategies and action plan (NBSAP) at the National Biodiversity Centre in Serbithang on May 22.

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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