Saturday , October 10 2015

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  • Regional aviation body to move to Bhutan

    The presence of the body is expected to boost the country’s poor aviation oversight capabilities

    Aviation: In what is being deemed a major achievement for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the office of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme – South Asia (COSCAP-SA), responsible for improving the safety oversight capability of member states, among others, will be based in Bhutan from next year.

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Follow due process for criminal cases: High Court

Overturning the lower court’s ruling, the HC stated that prosecuting agencies should charge all criminal cases

Judiciary: The High Court recently overturned the lower court’s rulings on two cases pertaining to the 12 flat buyers and have set aside 66 years of imprisonment unless the defendant, real estate developer Dechen Tshering is charged through a criminal process.

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Buried bodies yet to be retrieved


Update: Economic affairs minister, Norbu Wangchuk said an investigation would be launched into the landslide in Mangdechu hydropower project (MHP), which buried five workers on August 14.

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Barshong people’s first meeting with PM


Visit: As a pilot project, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay committed to install a kilometer of electric fencing to address human wildlife conflict for the people of Barshong and Goserling gewogs in Tsirang yesterday.

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More participants for Her Expression


Exhibition: Forty-eight female artists from diverse occupations, backgrounds and age showcased their talents through an art exhibition titled ‘Her Expression’ yesterday in Thimphu.

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All children should have access to science: Lucy Hawking

Lucy-HawkingQ&A: Lucy Hawking is an author and the original creator of the George Greenby books, a series of adventure stories which aim to explain complex science to a young audience through dramatic storytelling. She has also written two books for adults - Jaded and Run for your Life. Lucy spent a year as Distinguished Writer in residence at the Origins Project, ASU where she was also Visiting International Scholar at the Institute of Humanities Research.

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Indian community celebrates 69th Independence Day


The Indian community in Bhutan celebrated India’s 69th Independence Day at the Indian Embassy in Hejo on August 15. His Majesty’s representative, the Gyalpoi Zimpon, cabinet and foreign secretary, chief of protocol and senior government officials attended the celebration. Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale, read the President of India, ...

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Slide buries five in MHPA dam pit


Recovery works would resume today 

Disaster: Incessant slides impeded recovery efforts to rescue the five workers who got buried under the debris when a natural landslide from the left bank dam abutment in Mangdechu hydropower project authority (MHPA) washed down the dam site around 11am yesterday in Trongsa.

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Pornographic clips go viral

Police requests people to file complaints and cooperate with them 

Pornography: Despite three arrests and a petition filed against locally made amateur pornographic movie clips, circulation of such clips in the public domain continue to increase.

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Expanding diplomatic relations is not a priority right now: Foreign Minister


Q&A: You are the third foreign minister in seven years. The ministry has been able to function without a minister and also without a secretary. Some would say this is because this ministry is not as important or functional as the others. How would you respond to such an observation? The absence of the minister and secretary in the foreign ministry was due to a turn of unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances.

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My Country, My Town

  • Flower petsWith a little imagination (as shown here), a lot of stuff can be put to use and not laid to waste. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel
  • Sign out: As the road’s been dug up, it’s going to be a go-slow zone with or without the warning Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu