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Cabinet resigns from office

The outgoing cabinet ministers signed the government order relinquishing the office at the Lhengye Zhuntsho meeting hall in the presence of the Tsulag Lopon, cabinet secretary, government secretaries and the attorney general.

As the interim government took over the reins of the  government yesterday, the outgoing prime minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay said the government had left behind legacies and good precedents for the future governments. Following the Royal Kasho appointing advisors of the interim government, Dasho Tshering Tobgay and out-going ministers signed …

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After signing the government order relinquishing the office at the Lhengye Zhuntsho Meeting Hall yesterday, the prime minister and the cabinet ministers handed over the official duty vehicles yesterday.

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ECB cautions former education minister

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has cautioned the former education minister, Norbu Wangchuk, for violating election code of conduct. The commission has written the letter in response to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) allegations against the former minister stating that despite being aware of the election code of conduct, People’s …

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Three detained for theft of Paris Polyphylla roots

The roots were seized from two suspects on August 4

Thimphu police has arrested three men for theft of 402 kilograms of Paris Polyphylla roots. According to police, the incident happened on August 1 around 4pm when the suspects claiming to be buyers collected eight sacks of the roots worth about Nu 3.23 million from a house in Motithang in …

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Zorig Chusum College introduces diploma course in jimzo

The 11 students will pursue the national diploma programme in sculpture

Trashiyangtse College of Zorig Chusum (TCZC) introduced a national diploma programme in Jimzo (sculpture) yesterday, signaling the first major change at the institute since it was renamed into a college earlier this year. The two-year diploma course is a formal programme recognised under the Bhutan Vocational Qualification Framework (BVQF). A …

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Windstorm damages maize in Chudzom, Sarpang

The windstorm has damaged at least 24 acres of maize field in two villages. (Photo: Tek Nath Gautam, Tshogpa)

A windstorm on the night of August 6 damaged maize in two villages of Chudzom gewog in Sarpang. Fourteen households in Hungrel village and five households of Rujeyang lost all their maize plants. The two villages are located at a high altitude and are one of the remotest villages in …

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To create awareness about the implications of feeding wild animals, officials from the Department of Forest and Parks Services (DoFPS) informed commuters along the Thimphu-Paro-Phuentsholing highway yesterday. According to the Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and Regulations 2017, feeding wild animals is an offence. Royal Bhutan Police and Road Safety …

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RBP prepared for election duty

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has said it is prepared to ensure security in the upcoming National Assembly elections, the dates for which are expected soon. “We are prepared (in terms of security arrangement for the election),” chief election security coordinator Colonel Pasang Dorji said. Officials on election duty, including …

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DPT coordinator and alleged DNT supporter gets bail

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) coordinator and the alleged Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) supporter, who were arrested by Phuentsholing police for a social media feud, have bailed out on August 6 after police charged the case to court. Police have charged the DPT coordinator for harassment and defamation and the …

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Narphung roadblock affects potato business

Four days after landslides blocked the road at Teakshingri in Narphung, Samdrupjongkhar, the road opened to traffic yesterday afternoon. (Photo: Samdrupjongkhar Traffic Police )

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited’s (FCBL) auction yard in Samdrupjongkhar, which had remained idle for the last three days, is expected to be busy from today. FCBL officials attribute the lack of activity at the yard to the roadblock at Teakshingri in Narphung, Samdrupjongkhar since August 4, as all …

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