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  • High Court convicts former minister

    Transporting private timber by using a pool vehicle while being a dzongdag was not an emergency but a violation of laws

    Judiciary: Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court’s Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to a year in prison for misusing the dzongkhag’s pool vehicle to transport private timber from Haa to Thimphu.

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OAG appeals on law of proportionality

 Land: Questioning the basis of the laws applied in the judgment of Chang Ugyen Land fraud case by the Thimphu district court, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court yesterday.

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Nu 9.6M paid in excess salaries and PF: RAA

Audit: The government last year paid Nu 9.6 million (M) in excess salaries and government provident fund (GPF) remittances made to National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) from the payrolls of budgetary agencies.

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Test confirms diesel safe for use

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Update: Laboratory tests have found that the diesel samples from the 20 kiloliters tank, which was sent for tests following complaints from vehicle owners in Trongsa last week, was not adulterated.

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Chendebji micro hydel to be surrendered

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After the plant is repaired, the community has decided to surrender the plant to BPC 

Electricity: Following more than a month of power outage, the turbine spare parts for 70 kilowatt Chendebji micro hydropower plant in Trongsa was expected to arrive in Paro yesterday from Kathmandu according to Tangsibji gup, Jigme Namgyal.

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More licenses suspended

Anti-Corruption Commission suspended four more business licenses in Phuntsholing on July 10 after the commission found a prima facie (based on impression)

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Body recovered

The body of a 21-year old woman, which was washed away by the Punatshangchu River in Samthang around 11:30am yesterday, was recovered about a kilometer downstream from Bajothangu village in the evening. The incident occurred while she was washing her clothes by the river. She is a daughter of one ...

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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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My Country, My Town

  • No need to read between the lines: A message couldn’t be clearer than this display of sign language. Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
    The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi