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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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The extinct tele-kiosks of yesterday

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TELECOM: It was Sunday, November 17, 1991. Father William Mackey, Chief Inspector of the Department of Education, spoke to one of his students on the telephone. “I’ll pull your ear if you fail to do your homework,” said the Canadian Jesuit from Thimphu’s first telephone booth at the heart of town. ...

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Tashi Gyepa:Part II – A Translation

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: ༄༅། །འཕགས་པ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བརྒྱད་པའི་ཚིགས་སུ་བཅད་པ་བཞུགས་སོ། ། The Sublime Verses on Eight Auspicious Ones ལས་གང་ཞིག་རྩོམ་པ་ན་ཐོག་མར་འདི་ཚར་གཅིག་བརྗོད་ན་གྲུབ་པ་བདེ་བ་ཡིད་བཞིན་དུ་བྱེད་པར་འགྱུར་བས་ཅི་ནས་ཡིད་ལ་བྱའོ། ། Please note that if one recites this once before starting any project, it will help accomplish the project easily as one wishes.

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Losing weight – Not quite a walk in the park

HELTH AND FITNESS: I’ve started walking for an hour and a half for about two weeks now.  I’ve cut down rice and am eating vegetables and curry in my meals.  I want to cut down some more weight.  Is the diet pattern that I’m currently following healthy?  Will walking help ...

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His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen offer prayers before the Zhabdrung Phuensum Tshogpai Thongdrol at Punakha Dzong on Zhabdrung Kuchoe yesterday                                                           

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ACC discovers modus operandi of fraudulent land grabbing

Lambasts govt. officials of abusing authority  Report: While investigating the Thimphu land case involving the former Chang gup, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has discovered the modus operandi of fraudulent land grabbing, in collusion with surveyors and land record officials. This is the highlight of the ACC annual report (April ...

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Bhutan’s relief team in Nepal relocates to epicentre

Quake: Being one of the few international relief teams that can self-sustain without the need for Nepalese government assistance, Bhutan’s 63-member medical team been has relocated to Trishuli in Nuwakot district, located 34km from the epicentre of the April 25 earthquake, and has begun treating victims. The team, deployed, following ...

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Address/delivery system launched on pilot basis in Thimphu

Thromde: Thimphu thromde and Bhutan Post launched the city addressing and door-to-door service delivery at the clock tower square yesterday. The service is piloted in Norzin lam, Wongzin lam (the road that runs through the clock tower square) and Chang lam in the capital. Thromde’s GIS engineer Tsheten Dorji, said ...

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The four-day annual tshechu of Ugyen Donga Chokhorling monastery at Yonphula,  Trashigang ended yesterday with the unfurling of Guru Tshengye’s Thongdrel Chenmo (eight manifestation of Guru Rinpoche).                                              

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Most companies fail to measure up

Less than 1 out of 3 of the concerns the MoL assessed met health and safety standards OHS: Of the 37 companies across the country that the labour ministry assessed this month for occupational health and safety (OHS) standards, only 10 were found adopting good practices in line with the ...

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ACC freezes family accounts

One customs inspector, three non-Bhutanese still in detention Corruption: In the ongoing investigation on entrenched corruption in the fraudulent export and import businesses in Phuentsholing, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday froze seven saving accounts belonging to three family members and their business firm against any outgoing transactions. The commission ...

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Eight men, including five civil servants and three private individuals, were awarded the prestigious Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship to pursue postgraduate and diploma studies at some of the premier seats of learning in India. They will be studying M. Tech in civil and construction engineering, MBA, and hospitality and hotel management. The ...

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Police crack taxi driver murder case

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A suspect and a witness have been detained, while a second suspect is still at large Crime: Police have arrested a suspect and detained an eyewitness in connection to the murder of a 50-year-old taxi driver, whose body was found above Babesa zero point in Thimphu on April 21. The ...

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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