Saturday , September 5 2015

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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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Electricity Act to be amended

Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk

Legislation: The National Assembly yesterday unanimously decided to amend the Electricity Act 2001 in a future session, based on the Assembly’s economic development and private sector committee’s recommendation.

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Gangola to get a vegetable shed soon


Market: Local vegetable vendors in Chali gewog, Mongar will soon get a permanent vegetable market shed at a place called Gangola where the two main roads for Mongar and Lhuentse meet.

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Environmental initiatives launched


Waste: The National Environment Commission celebrated World Environment Day yesterday in honour of the birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, the patron of the environment in the country.

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PM meets Members of the European Parliament


Visit: Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay on June 3 met with Members of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with South Asia led by the Chairperson Jean Lambert on the second day of his visit to the European Union in Brussels.

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Maggi test results from Thai lab expected today

BAFRA: Almost two weeks after it sent the Maggi noodle samples for test, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is still waiting for results from Thailand.

The authority is expecting the results today.

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Lions donate computers to Muenselling institute


The Lions Clubs International has assisted the institute since 2007

Donation: As the nation was celebrating the 25th birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, the Muenselling Institute for visually impaired students had their own small celebration, yesterday.

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RAPA institutionalised


The academy was founded in 1954

Event: Three years after the Royal command by His Majesty The King, the Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) formally opened as an institution in the capital, yesterday.

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Unemployment rates show slight but steady decline

Labour ministry releases main findings of draft National Labour Force Survey, 2014

Labour: Following recent discussions on the issue of unemployment in the ongoing National Assembly and National Council sessions, the labour ministry yesterday released the main findings of the draft National Labour Force Survey, 2014 to set the record straight and allay doubts on the unemployment figures.

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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