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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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Shooting boulders kill one

Accident: A 45-year-old woman died on the way to hospital after she was hit by shooting stones in Yangmalashing chiwog in Decheling gewog on May 16. The woman and her father were walking to Nganglam, about three hours walk away, when the incident occurred. The village tshogpa said they started ...

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Layaps feel let down by farm road quality

Connectivity: The people of Laya are not happy with the farm road that connects Laya with Gasa. Laya gup, Kinley Dorji, said that Layaps were particularly dissatisfied with the quality of the 26km road. The gewog raised the issue of poor road quality at the fifth dzongkhag tshogdu (DT), when ...

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Six killed in Bolero mishap

Accident: Six people were killed on the spot after a Bolero pick up truck veered of the road and plunged about 1,000 feet into the Gamri River near Riju, Trashigang yesterday. A lone woman who survived the accident was rushed to the hospital.

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The remote Resa village in Saling, Mongar was connected to the grid on May 15 to provide electricity to 52 households under the rural electrification project. HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck joined the people for the event and also visited Pema Samden Choling Lhakhang. Resa village is a nine km ...

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Prepared for earthquake response:  Home minister

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Quake: Bhutan is prepared in terms of response and relief but needs to strengthen its coordination and technical expertise should an earthquake strike the country, home minister Damcho Dorji said. The tremors of the second earthquake that struck Nepal on May 12 collapsed a classroom wall in Lingzhi primary school, ...

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Talk shows off air

The authority asserts its authority over what’s broadcast over the airwaves  Radio: It has been more than a month since the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) instructed private radio company Radio Valley to stop airing talk shows. The reason being that Radio Valley only holds an entertainment license and ...

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Local demand for data storage in doubt

Bhutan Telecom has requested the government to host data with them IT: Four months after Bhutan Telecom (BT) launched its Tier III data centre in Phuentsholing, the centre’s chances of drawing government agencies as domestic clients looks bleak. The centre opened for business mid February this year. BT officials in ...

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A second batch of 22 medical relief team members arrived back in the country, yesterday. They were received by the Cabinet Secretary Kinzang Wangdi, health secretary Dorji Wangchuk and Zimpon Wom Tashi Penjore. The remaining members of the team have begun winding up the camp and are scheduled to arrive ...

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No carte blanche on police bid to frisk, says home minister

The search may be made only to the extent permissible by existing rules and regulations RBP: The home ministry has instructed the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) that it cannot have a blanket frisking strategy, the home minister, Damcho Dorji, said at the last Meet the Press session. In February, the ...

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Nobding is Wangdue’s Yenlag thromde

The dzongkhag’s tshogdu decided the location yesterday Nobding: The small Nobding town between Pelela and Wangduephodrang will be the Yenlag throm for Wangduephodrang dzongkhag. The dzongkhag tshogdu approved it yesterday. The proposal would be now submitted to the on-going Parliament session for endorsement. Bajo’s municipal engineer Sangay Lhamo said initially ...

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Curtain fall on Chang Ugyen case

Former councilor sentenced to 2.6 years compoundable term Verdict: Thimphu district court’s bench IV yesterday sentenced former royal advisory councilor, Chang Ugyen to two years and six months imprisonment based on circumstantial evidences for tampering documents to increase the size of his land holding in the 1980’s. The verdict stated ...

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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