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  • OAG to appeal on use of DCM truck, not Lhakhang Karpo

    Even after appealing the case to the High Court, the OAG had maintained that there were no grounds to appeal 

    Update: Although it has maintained that there are no grounds of appeal, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), has five days to submit its grounds of appeal to the High Court after it appealed the on going Lhakhang Karpo case.

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Wandering child of divorced parents handed over to grandmother

Lost: A six-year-old girl, who was found by a police patrol loitering on her own in the Changzamtog area over the weekend, was handed over to her grandmother yesterday. The girl spent two nights at the women and child protection unit’s  (WCPU) recreation centre, and one night at the Respect ...

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Tshokhana cleared of sand

The highest demand for sand in the area this year came from Thimphu at 18,500 truckloads  NRDCL: Sand deposits around Tshokhana in Wangduephodrang having been cleared, contractors are now required to travel to Phuentsholing and Gelephu for sand requirements. The area supplies sand to 11 dzongkhags of Bumthang, Chukha, Dagana, ...

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First council visit to India

More than half of the national council members leave for India today in the first foreign parliamentary visit after the recent elections. A 14-member delegation of the Council led by the Chairperson are on an eight-day visit to India on invitation from the Government of India. Members of the delegation ...

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Interim govt. to exit on July 26

Government: The interim government, the Constitution states, shall cease to exist the day the new prime minister enters office when the new National Assembly is constituted. That day, according to official sources, has been decided on July 26 when His Majesty the King would formally confer dakyen to Prime Minister-elect ...

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Voters go over PDP promises

From civil servants to businessmen, graduates and youth, they are all eager to see the changes Party: Allegations and other political issues having barely settled and certain sections of the Bhutanese population are already looking forward to the new government taking office. It is more the pledges People’s Democratic Party ...

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The 15-point ball is in the ECB court

DPT: It is not yet certain how the election commission of Bhutan will tackle the so-called 15 points Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) submitted to His Majesty during an audience on Sunday. As of 5pm yesterday, when asked for an update, chief election commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi said, “I don’t know ...

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Sarpang’s sixth abductee

Crime: A 28-year-old man, who went missing on July 18 from Dadhgari, which borders Gelephu town, has been kidnapped by miscreants from across the border, say his relatives. The man from Jigmeling, who left school after class X, is believed to have gone missing from nearby the Dadhgari market. His ...

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An even further hike in power tariff?

As per the latest BPC bid, mass consumers my end up paying thrice what they do now Electricity: The most recent proposal to revise power tariff, which was discussed on July 18 at the first public hearing in Thimphu, suggests tripling electricity rates for low voltage consumers or domestic households. ...

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Picture story

Bhutan Football Federation President and Kuwait Football Federation President signed an MOU on July 18 to exchange visits between national teams, exchange expertise, support from KFA to BFF for grassroot football program and any point of interest that will help develop football in Bhutan. A committee from BFF and KFA ...

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List of ministers to be released on July 25

Governance: The electorate may have to wait a few more days to know the ministers in the new government. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was supposed to come out with its final list of ministerial candidates yesterday, but party general secretary Sonam Jatsho said they would release the list only ...

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Increase now, lose later

Power: Power tariff should not be increased for rural consumers because an increase now could result in a loss of potential to generate electricity in the future a research by a group of researchers from Sherubtse college in Kanglung suggests. Ngawang Dendup, Kuenzang Tshering, Tashi Dorji, and Karma Woezer analysed ...

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My Country, My Town

  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu