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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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His Majesty the King graced the opening ceremony of the Fifth Session of the Second Parliament yesterday. The Parliament will begin with a joint sitting on Monday     

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Possible breakthrough in airport extension plans

Aviation: In a significant development that should solve congestion problems at the Paro international airport, the Indian government has indicated it is open to relocating the Indian air force (IAF) camp there. The Indian government has also indicated that it is open to modifying its technical assistance to the Bhutan ...

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Cooling-off period for ex-politicos cut down to one year

The new dispensation comes into effect immediately RCSC: Those wanting to join the civil service after withdrawing from a political party need not wait for three years to cool off.  The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has reduced the “cooling-off” period to one year from three. The decision came after ...

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Solving unemployment issue is government’s priority: PM

Jobs: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said that employment rates are falling. Speaking during the meet the press on Thursday, he said that people have been slamming the government that there are not enough employment opportunities for people. “Yes, that’s why we are concerned. That’s why we have promised full ...

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Govt. takes ACC seriously: PM

Lyonchoen provides examples to back up his claim Meet the press: Amidst reports of complacency towards corruption, the prime minister, Tshering Tobgay, during the meet the press on Thursday clarified that the government had been taking ACC’s recommendations seriously and abiding by them.

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Legal system loopholes allow the corrupt an escape route

ACC feels corruption does not get due come-uppance due to certain judicial shortcomings  Report: The basis of “not proven beyond reasonable doubt” that the judiciary uses in treating similar corruption cases differently is one of the main challenges the Anti Corruption Commission is facing today. According to the commission’s annual ...

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“We’re not the happiest people on earth” : PM

Report 2015: Bhutanese are not the happiest people on earth, and this is a truth that escapes many of us, said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. The prime minister said that Bhutan being ranked at 79 among 158 countries in the World Happiness Report 2015 should not really be a concern. ...

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Mobile apps development contest underway

The contest is expected to enhance public services delivery Competition: A mobile apps development contest that will see three winners awarded Nu 200,000 each has been launched by the G2C (government to citizen) office. Even the three runners up will receive a significant amount of Nu 50,000 each. The contest ...

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Strong proclamations to root out corruption, a mere lip service: ACC

Report 2014: Changing people’s perception and tolerance for corruption remains a great challenge the anti-graft agency is facing since its inception in 2006. As an offshoot of such a mindset, according to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) annual report 2014, which will be discussed in Parliament, misplaced compassion for corrupt ...

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Bhutan ranked 87th on T&T competitiveness index

Poor infrastructure and restrictive policies vitiated higher ranking  Tourism: Bhutan scored highest on the safety and security indicator to be ranked the 87th competitive country in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness index 2015, released recently by the World Economic forum. The rankings measure the competitiveness of 141 countries and economies, ...

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10 percent GDP growth looks less likely

Projections from the World Bank reveal around 6% growth in 2013-17 period Projections: The government may not achieve an economic growth of 10 percent during its tenure and, going by the World Bank’s projections, the gross domestic product (GDP) may hover around six percent on an average between 2013 and ...

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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