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Defendant claims adjustment is not embezzlement

One of the accused, Lt. Colonel Rinzin Yeshey submitted to the High Court’s bench III yesterday that many people, who heard about adjustment in the DeSuung case perceived adjustment as embezzlement. But, it was not so, he said. He was sentenced to four years and six months in prison by …

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ACC to conduct prelim investigation on tax exemption allegation

An accused claims that there was no reason to forward the tax evasion issue to ACC While it is expected to take some time to look into the fiscal incentive granted to Le Meridien, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has decided to conduct a preliminary investigation on alleged misuse of import exemption …

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BoB opens counter for senior citizens

BOB will also issue a senior citizen identification card from BOB branch offices (Photo: BoB)

Bank of Bhutan (BOB) on January 27 launched Dedicated Senior Citizen Priority Counter that will cater specifically to citizens aged 60 and above. The counter will provide services such as withdrawal and deposit, opening new accounts, and INR remittance. However, the counter will not provide foreign exchange services. Meanwhile, to …

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Science students top Class XII board examinations

Science students bagged the top three positions of the Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) results, which the Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) declared yesterday. Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School (HSS) student Dechen Lhamo Gyeltshen topped the examination with 88.25 percent, Ngawang Yeshi with 87 percent and Tashi …

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Lawyer stands for National Council

Former Lawyer of Bhutan Law Chamber, Jamyang Loday, has declared his intention to stand as National Council (NC) candidate from Mongar. From Takhambi village in Tsakaling​, ​​Jamyang ​Loday retired as Managing Advocate. He graduated with Bachelor of Socio Legal Sciences Bachelor of Laws (BSL LLB) from Pune, India in 2012. …

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All GC roads blacktopped in Tsirang

Lyonpo Dorji Choden inagurates the Semjog GC road in Tsirang

Lyonpo Dorji Choden last week inaugurated the 10.5km Dunglagang GC road, 9.8km road in Barshong and 7.3km road in Semjong in Tsirang. The dzongkhag  now has all its GC roads blacktopped. Department of Roads’ chief executive engineer, CB Mongar, said that while the department has completed blacktopping works on all …

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Gavel out, in comes drilbu in courtrooms

Yoenten Lopen, Truelku Thinley Lhuendup of the Zhung Dratshang hands over the drilbu to the Supreme Court Chief Justice

The courtrooms in the country will from now adopt the use of drilbu (bell) in place of gavel. Drilbu would be used in the courtrooms to signify the beginning, ending, recess, or adjournment of court proceedings, among others. According to Buddhism, there are different drilbu with different significance. It is …

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Former teacher aspires to contest for NC from Haa


To contribute in making democracy vibrant by giving more choice to the people, a former teacher is standing as a National Council candidate from Haa. Having served as a teacher for eight years in three schools of urban and semi-urban Bhutan, Tobgay from Haa Throm has decided to give an …

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Drukair’s ATR back in operation, resumes domestic flights

The maintenance team repair the engine (Photo: Drukair)

Drukair’s ATR42-500 started operation since yesterday after the aircraft was grounded for the second time on January 22. This means, all domestic flights have resumed. A total of four components were replaced in one of the engines of the aircraft when the ATR was grounded for the second time. No …

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Truckers threaten officials over new sand supply system

NRDCL has tightened security and in one incident, had to involve police Truckers stopped the movement of trucks from Semtokha on January 22 in objection to the new sand supply system that the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) implemented from January 1. The NRDCL sought help of the police …

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Unemployment highest among those with middle and higher education

For every five working age population, there are three persons contributing to the production of goods in Bhutan, according to the Labour Force Survey Report 2016 the labour ministry released. The report estimated about 190,819 men and 156,311 women as employed. The report defined employment-to-population ratio as the proportion of …

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Musical event celebrates 50 years of Bhutan-India relations

The first event to commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between Bhutan and India was held with a musical concert, Friends at Fifty and Forever, at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu on January 27.

To commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of establishment of formal diplomatic ties between India and Bhutan, a musical event, ‘friends at fifty and forever’ was held on January 27 at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu. The event opened with the lighting of lamp by Indian ambassador Jaideep Sarkar, education …

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