Lower court sentenced him to nine years in prison
Judiciary: The 20-year old man who was sentenced to nine years in prison for the rape of his girlfriend, a16-year-old girl, returned home in Gelephu after the High Court overturned the lower court’s verdict.
Gelephu dungkhag court on November 7, sentenced Narayan Kumar Kami to nine years in prison despite his girl friend challenging the rape charges against her boyfriend. She also submitted before the court [... Read More]
The program aims to open up business opportunities by bringing together farmers and hoteliers
Tourism: A partnership program has been initiated to connect agriculture and tourism sector by bringing together farmers’ groups or cooperatives and consumers especially in the hospitality industry.
The initiative was decided following discussions between the Association Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) and Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) to bridge the agriculture and tourism sectors and also productively contribute to the [... Read More]
22 black necked cranes arrived in Gyetsa in November
The community together with RSPN is laying out a plan
Wildlife: Seeing an increased number of black necked cranes flocking at Gyetsa, the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) in consultation with the community are laying a conservation plan for Gyetsa as a winter roosting ground for the endangered bird.
The number of the seasonal visitor increased to 22 this year from just seven about 20 years ago.
“RSPN’s plan is to initiate a project [... Read More]
Business: Pemagatshel town shopkeepers are in despair that the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) is about to open a retail shop against their request to the dzongkhag administration.
They say it would adversely impact their business.
About 22 shopkeepers including include 18 grocery shop owners, wrote to the dzongkhag about a month ago requesting it to stop the FCB from opening a retail shop.
However in response, the November 19 letter, signed by the dzongda stated [... Read More]
Latest: The Royal Civil Service Commission had asked the Cabinet to follow the Civil Service rules and submit with details and evidences of the charges against the three secretaries to the government.
In a press release that was handed over in envelopes, the RCSC said that they are not in a position to accept the surrendering of the three secretaries.
The three secretaries – cabinet Secretary, Dasho Penden Wangchuk, economic affairs secretary, Dasho Sonam Tshering [... Read More]
Launch: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay speaks to education officials attending the annual education conference in Punakha after releasing the Education Blueprint
The report lists a host of recommendations to address issues in the education sector
Vision: The Bhutan education blueprint 2014-2024, that is expected to help the country rethink education, was launched at the on-going 17th annual education conference in Punakha.
His holiness the Je khenpo launched the report, a result of nationwide consultation and research by Education Ministry, on December 26 at Punakha dzong, which Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay released on December 27.
Project manager of the [... Read More]
While the Council is yet to decide, teachers and parents say they are concerned for students
BCSEA: The six-member Bhutan Council of School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) board is tentatively scheduled to meet next month to decide on whether a re-examination of the leaked English II paper should be conducted.
Whichever way it decides, parents and teachers say that it would not do justice to students but some teachers have already started informing students to [... Read More]
Court tells agencies to follow due administrative processes
Judiciary: All due processes of administrative laws should be exhausted if agencies were to take any action against civil servants, according to High Court’s justices who on Friday reinstated a civil servant after he was compulsorily retired.
The National Land Commission (NLC) and labour ministry compulsory retired labour ministry’s administrative and finance division head, Ugyen Dorji in September.
He was then reinstated after the court ruled that the [... Read More]
Crime: Gelephu police arrested a 24-year old man from Mongar for allegedly killing a taxi driver on December 27.
The suspect, a trainee at the Nyenjor institute of Technical skills and human value, allegedly in a drunken state took a ride in the taxi to Pemathang between 5.30 and 6.30pm. Pemathang is about 5km from Gelephu town.
While getting off the taxi, he claimed to not have money to pay the fare, following which a [... Read More]
The Royal Body Guards celebrated their 54th Raising Day on December 27 in Dechencholing, Thimphu.