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SC upholds HC judgment in Chukha gold case

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday upheld the High Court’s (HC) judgment that imprisoned two men to five years for their involvement in gold smuggling in 2015. The judgment stated that Chungdu Wangchuk and Rinchen Dorji, who were given value-based sentencing of five years non-compoundable prison term, should now serve their ...

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Man sentenced for selling hired Prado

Thimphu dzongkhag court’s civil bench II sentenced a 31-year-old man to three years, three months imprisonment for selling a hired Prado with a fake agreement. The December 19 judgment stated that the accused was charged with a fourth degree felony for breaching trust of the vehicle owner and selling the ...

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Travel agents to offer pilgrimage bus services independently

Unlike in the past, Bhutanese travel agents in Phuentsholing would now arrange their own pilgrimage bus services. Bhutanese operators sought help from people across the border as middlemen to hire buses from Bihar that ferried pilgrims to Bodhgaya and other pilgrimage sites. Commission charges affected both pilgrims and operators, while ...

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Merak residents file complaint against local leaders

Two Merak residents have filed a complaint against the local leaders for abuse of power and nepotism to the dzongkhag administration in Trashigang earlier this month. The two men, both from Merak Toed chiwog, have accused the local leaders of not consulting the pubic while taking important decisions for the ...

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The third cohort of Certificate Course on Social Policy begins

The Social Policy Certificate Course has been institutionalised and integrated in Royal University of Bhutan’s (RUB) regular course. The Royal Civil Service Commission endorsed the curriculum and has committed to integrate the training in their plan. This was revealed at the third cohort of the Certificate Course on Social Policy ...

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White Coat award

In recognition of his excellence in sports, a Bhutanese student, Tenzing Gyamtsho has been awarded the White Coat, one of the three prestigious awards given to outstanding students of St. Joseph School, North Point in Darjeeling, India. He is the second Bhutanese to win the award after Mikyo Dorji, who ...

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Expansion works on TechPark begins

Although Thimphu TechPark struggled to achieve its objective in the initial stages, the Park is now fully leased out and on its way to expand its infrastructure. The IT Park crossed its employment target of 700 last February.  Currently, eight FDI companies have leased space at the park, of which ...

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Wangtsa Goencham

As Lomba celebrations in Haa continue, the community got together in Wangtsa yesterday to witness the popular Wangtsa Goencham. For the community, the festival celebrates their devoutness to the local deity and preserves their tradition.

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Diabetes, a growing health challenge

Wearing an over-sized sweater and with her head covered with a grey-checked woollen shawl, Kunzang Dema patiently sits at the corner of a ground floor of the national referral hospital in Thimphu. It is 5:20 am and still dark outside. Nine other diabetic patients like the 55-year-old Kunzang Dema wait ...

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Water sample results to determine cause of illness in Khempagang

A medical team from Gelephu Central Regional Referral hospital (CRRH) visited Khempagang village in Samtenling gewog on December 18 after 30 people from the village fell sick since the evening of December 16. The people, including children, suffered from diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. The medical team provided symptomatic treatment. While ...

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Japan, Bhutan sign assistance agreement worth 1,004M Yen

Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu and Ambassador Vetsop Namgyel sign the agreement (Picture courtesy: MoFA)

Japan and Bhutan signed grant assistance for four projects amounting to 1,004 million (M) Yen in New Delhi, India yesterday, a press release states. The grant assistance projects are under Japan’s Official Development Assistance scheme, namely exchange of notes and the grant contracts for Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security ...

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Inventory finds 104 fish species in western Bhutan

National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries in Haa

National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRCRLF) in Haa found 104 fish species in the Amochhu, Wangchhu and Punatshangchhu basins. Programme Director of NRCRLF, Singye Tshering, said that there had been no data and information on the species of fishes in the past. “After development activities such as ...

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