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Stalled cases back under ACC’s scanner

These include the BHEL and Nubri Capital cases, among others

Investigation: With the completion of investigations on alleged customs maladministration and entrenched corruption in the fraudulent export and import businesses in the country’s commercial hub of Phuentsholing, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has begun investigations on stalled alleged corruption cases, some dating as far back as 2009.

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Bridge under construction since 2011


As a result, a farm road is unused and villagers risk their safety using an unreliable one

Connectivity: Lethro and Pema Tshering reached the Rendhibi temporary town at 2pm on November 16. Both of them carried bamboo baskets and empty sacks.

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Electric fencing to the rescue


Agriculture: In the paddy fields of Berti village under Trong gewog, richly ripened paddy awaits to be harvested. The paddy was not touched by wild animals this year unlike in the past.

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Ambassador to Myanmar presents credentials


Diplomacy: Bhutan’s ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Tshewang Chophel Dorji, on November 18 presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, U Htin Kyaw, at a ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

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World Toilet Day celebrated in Gaselo

Around 75 percent of the rural population has access to improved sanitation

Sanitation: Around 29 health assistants and 21 local leaders from four eastern dzongkhags  received certificates and awards for achieving 100 percent sanitation in their gewogs, during the World Toilet Day celebration held in Gaselo, Wangdue on November 19.

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Creating jobs for the differently-abled


Employment: There aren’t many opportunities for differently-abled people in the country to earn an income.

The human resources department with the labour ministry yesterday launched a skill development training programme for persons with disabilities and single parents of differently-abled children who are economically disadvantaged, at the national referral hospital in Thimphu.

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Govt. hopes to convince NC on the merits of BBIN: PM

BBIN: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that while he accepts and respects the wisdom of the House of Review, he is hoping the National Assembly (NA) and National Council (NC) members can sit together and discuss the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) trade agreement.

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ACC forwards Paro BNB fraud and embezzlement case to OAG

Update: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has forwarded a Nu 2.051 million (M) case of fraud and embezzlement by a Bhutan National Bank Ltd (BNBL) branch official in Paro to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for prosecution earlier this month.

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