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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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Latest News

Nu 1M reward for information on RICBL employee

It was increased from Nu 100,000 following an emergency board meeting yesterday Embezzlement:The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd. (RICBL) will pay Nu 1M (million) as reward for information that leads to the arrest of its employee who absconded after siphoning off Nu 91.605M.

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CBS questions credibility of reports

Survey: The Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS) has questioned the credibility of two recent reports that ranked Bhutan poorly when it comes to well being and moderately for happiness.

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Series of burglaries at NHDC colony

Crime: With almost all units reporting robbery last week, tenants of the old National Housing and Development Corporation (NHDC) colony in Samdrupjongkhar say the colony has become unsafe to stay in.

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No budget for voter education

As the commission’s proposal was not within the budgetary ceiling Election: The election commission’s proposal for a separate budget to carry out voter education programme was turned down and not included in the annual budget.

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My Country, My Town

  • Picture perfect: Make hay while the sun shines? Photo by Choidup Zangpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
  • 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
  • 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