Monday , August 31 2015

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  • Millions of INR lost to money laundering

    ACC: The Royal Monetary Authority’s (RMA) measures to curb the outflow of INR (Indian Rupee) since 2011 has resulted in both Bhutanese and non-Bhutanese resorting to avail INR by faking imports of zero tax commodities, manipulation of imports, illegal transaction of currency and using ATM cards.

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Three boleros go missing in P/ling

Theft: Three Boleros, two with Bhutan’s registration numbers and the third with an Indian number, went missing from the core area in Phuentsholing town on July 12 morning.

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Dire need for a forensic laboratory

The Royal Bhutan Police is in the process of acquiring land to establish the lab Crime: Six years after her brother was acquitted of an alleged murder, Tshering Dema vividly recalls the ordeal her family was put through as they waited for the DNA test results.

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Aviation regulator to fill decade long vacant post

While the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority has found a flight safety officer it could not recruit an airworthiness officer  Aviation: In what should improve Bhutan's flight safety rating, the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has found a fully qualified flight safety officer after going for more than a decade without one.

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New bridge connects Laya


Within 10 days, a team from RBA rebuilt the new bridge connecting Laya with the rest of the country Update: With a new bridge constructed over the Mochhu at Tongchudrak, some 381 cordycep collectors of Laya who returned home on July 9 can now leave for Gasa to attend the cordycep auction this week.

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ACC closes more shops for investigation

ACC: In continuation to its ongoing investigation, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has suspended licenses of two businesses, Yeshey Pema Tyres and Yeshey Pema Enterprise after finding a prima facie (based on impression) case of corruption.

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A second central school for Trongsa


Sherubling HSS and Trongsa PS might be merged but people recommend Samcholing schools as a central school  Education: Sherubling Higher Secondary School (SHSS) and Trongsa Primary School (TPS), which are located nearby are likely to be merged to and become the dzongkhag’s second central school should the education ministry approve the idea from Prime minister Tshering Tobgay.

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The Lhakhang Karpo quagmire

The judiciary is not comfortable with the ACC prosecuting the appeal case

Judiciary: The judiciary fraternity is likely to advice against the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) prosecuting the appeal case of Lhakhang Karpo conservation project at the High Court (HC).

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An action plan to prevent suicides

Health: The suicide prevention action plan, which the cabinet recently endorsed, calls for suicide prevention activities to be embedded within the Government Performance Management System.

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PCAL employees question board’s decision

The instruction to hold the former MD’s decisions have raised concerns of corruption

Management: Employees of the Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) in Gomtu, Samtse have been disturbed following a letter they received from their board’s chair, which they claim is an abuse of authority, nepotism and interference in the company’s management.

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My Country, My Town

  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi
  • For convenience’s sake: What may seem like a case of gilding the lily is actually pretty darn useful Photo by Pashupati Diyali
  • In lieu of alarm clocks: Three roosters willing and able to wake up the neighbourhood faithfully at dawn Photo by Ugyen Tshering
  • Amateur plumbing: Curious how a tap and some DIY ingenuity can add dignity to a bathroom Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain hazelnut, Riserbu
  • Beat that, black-necked cranes! Is what this pair of cavorting goats might tell those famous birds Photo by Karma Tshering, Phuentshogling
  • Not gone but all but forgotten: Snail mail is due a comeback with the new address system in place Photo by Choidup Zangpo, MoAF, Thimphu
  • Stairwell in lieu of a shed: The housing crunch would appear to extend to the cattle population as well. Photo by Melam Dorji, Gaeddu college (BBA- final year)
  • A new leaf from an old book: Wall painting of campus done in traditional style seen in temples Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut, Mongar