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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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It’s a good collection year for Chokhor

cordyceps

Cordyceps: While Tang and Chumey gewogs in Bumthang saw yet another round of poor cordyceps (cordyceps sinensis) collection, collectors from Chokhor have returned from the mountains with bountiful harvest this year.

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Search called off for missing man

Missing: Relatives of a 29-year old who went missing on May 31 have called off the search after a search team of about 100 people were involved in the search for days.

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Immigration office needed in Pangbang

Tourism: With increasing inflow of tourists, business community of Panbang, Zhemgang feel the need of an entry point at border in Mathanguri, Assam to ease the travel for international guests frequenting the dungkhag.

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NA’s recommendations for ACC

Assembly: Following concerns raised on the need to enhance Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) system of detention, the National Assembly yesterday resolved that the human rights committee    would review issues pertaining to the common detention centre.

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Minister quizzed on road right of way

NC Q-Hour: It’s mandatory by law to maintain a space of 50 feet on either sides of the highway as per the road right of way for highways, works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden said during a question hour at the National Council (NC) yesterday.

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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