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DPT introduces two candidates

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa revealed two more candidates yesterday. Kinley Wangchuk Kinley Wangchuk, 43, from Yewakha village under Barp gewog is the candidate from Kabji-Talo constituency in Punakha. He resigned as the principal of Desi High School, a private school in Thimphu to contest the recent National Council elections from Punakha. …

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Competition initiated to enhance food and nutrition security

Representatives from a group make a presentation

After completing class XII in 2017, Lobzang Wangmo, 19, returned to her village in Metedkha, Chukha, and joined five friends to explore commercial farming. They couldn’t do much in the last one year. The group is looking forward to the youth innovation competition (YIC) 2018, to make it possible. Initiated …

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Bhutan observes world telecommunications and information society day

Bhutan will join the rest of the world today in observing the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2018. The theme of the celebration this year is “Enabling the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for all.” Bhutan as a member of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been observing the …

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A Bhutanese delegation led by Foreign Secretary Sonam Tshong attended the six-day 74th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) that ended yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand. Sonam Tshong said that seven Least Developed Countries (LDC)  from the region, including Bhutan, are set to graduate …

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37 schedule I public servants did not declare their assets

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday reported that 37 public servants covered under Schedule I of the Asset Declaration Rule 2017 failed to file their annual asset deceleration for 2017 within the stipulated time period. The annual asset declaration period starts from February 1 and ends on March 3. While 30 …

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OAG charges Bjemina VP to court

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged the 39-year-old vice principal (VP) of a charity school in Bjemina, Thimphu, with nine counts of child molestation and one count of attempted rape of a child above 12 years yesterday to the family and child bench. Thimphu police arrested the VP, …

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45 arrested with controlled substances

Since last month, Thimphu police has to date arrested 36 substance abusers aged between 17 and 32 years.  About 23 abusers including a female were arrested last month. Seven men between 24 and 33 years were arrested for illicit trafficking of controlled substances and tobacco products in April. Police seized …

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OAG charges six to court over fake insurance claim

DNT raises concerns on the unusual attention the case has received from OAG  The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on May 14 charged six including the former Dzongkha Development Commission secretary and the former executive director of Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan (RICBL) for their involvement in a false …

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OAG withdraws bribery charge against former land record official

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has withdrawn the bribery charges against the former survey and land record assistant director, Tshewang Gyeltshen, and a local from Talakha, Namgay, in connection with the transaction of 10 decimal land more than 17 years ago. The charges were withdrawn from the court …

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Woman detained for aborting fetus

Thimphu police detained an 18-year-old woman for undergoing illegal abortion on May 7. According to police, the girl who had recently turned 18 visited the national referral hospital after a miscarriage earlier this month. Health officials said that according to their record, she is 16-years-old. They said she was referred …

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Five arrested for stabbing a man

Thimphu police arrested five men aged between 23 and 28 for having involved in a stabbing of a 24-year-old man. The incident happened around 1 am at Olakha in Thimphu on May 12.  The case was reported to police when the victim was brought to the national referral hospital with …

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The aged destitute couple of Yonphula

With no children between them, Yangchen Lhamo is the lone bread earner of the family

For the past few days, Yangchen Lhamo has been experiencing sleepless nights. Her husband is bedridden and hasn’t eaten for three days. Excessive alcohol has put her 67-year-old husband, Leki, on the bed once again. “At least when he is not sick, he prepares food when I’m out for work,” …

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