Friday , October 9 2015

Breaking News
  • Supreme Court lifts freeze on marriage certificate

    Guidelines for marriage between Bhutanese and foreigners framed 

    MC: The Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk yesterday directed the High Court to start processing Marriage Certificates (MC) for Bhutanese married to foreigners starting November 4 this year.

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Collusion evident in RICBL embezzlement case

Crime: With full swing investigations on in the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd. (RICBL) case, initial findings indicate a strong collusion between the insurance company and Bhutan National Bank Ltd. (BNBL) officials.

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High Court warns BNBL loanee for contempt of court

The litigant’s comments on social media maligning the judiciary may be subjected to civil or criminal sanction 

Order: The High Court has warned a proprietor of a construction company based in Thimphu that it would initiate contempt proceedings if he continues to make unsolicited comments on social media and mislead the public.

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Forensic investigation into Kingarabten murder begins

Order: Equipped with two tracker dogs, a team of five police officials including a forensic expert from the Royal Bhutan Police, Thimphu have reached Trongsa to investigate into the cold-blooded murder of a teenager and his grandmother on August 5 in Kingarabten in Drakteng, Trongsa.

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Public transport makeover begins


Transport: Thimphu should have its first model designated bus stop in place by November, this year. The bus stop which will be located on the expressway will have a bus shelter with seat under which commuters will be able to enjoy some extent of protection from the elements.

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Individual work plan for civil servants to assess performance

Improving the performance management system is one of the five reforms the commission has initiated 

RCSC: With the new Performance Management System (PMS) pilot tested in all government agencies since last month, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has begun the process of differentiating performing and non-performing civil servants.

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Dzong reconstruction project short of skilled carpenters


Gups from 14 gewogs have agreed once more to contribute a carpenter each month for the works

DT: After failing to contribute two-three carpenters as agreed earlier, the 14 gewogs of Wangduephodrang has decided to contribute a carpenter each a month for the Wangdue dzong reconstruction project.

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RTC starts first single-major course

Education: Royal Thimphu College has opened a new course – BSc Environmental Management (BSc EM). This was done to provide students in-depth on a single subject. After reviewing English-EVS and Economics-EVS course combinations, the college felt that single major degree could give students a more comprehensive knowledge on environmental studies.

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Impounding vagrant city animals

City: Thimphu Thromde impounds about 17 straying cattle and horses a month on average. Since January last year to May this year, the thromde has impounded more than 300 vagrant animals in its enclosure in Changangkha.

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Retaining employees is RAA’s challenge: Auditor General

DSC00552Royal Audit Authority’s new Auditor General Tshering Kezang joined Office on August 6 and formally took over the charge from the Executive Committee, which was assigned to oversee the daily functions after the former Auditor General Dasho Ugen Chewang completed his term. He shares his views with Kuensel on the way forward for RAA.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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