Sunday , February 26 2017
  • Looking back at the year of theMonkey

    When we turn the pages of Bhutan’s history, Bhutanese will remember 2016 as a year of profound significance, a year of Tendril that was never matched before. It was a year of celebrations- celebrating our successes.

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Court sentence man to 14- lifetime imprisonment

Four other convicted for chorten vandalism Crime: Langa Dorji, 32, will have to spend 14 lives in prison. This is the total sentence term the farmer from Zorgyen village in Chaskhar gewog, Mongar, received after the Lhuentse court sentenced him to two-lifetime imprisonment recently. Langa Dorji was convicted for vandalising ...

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On the threshold: B.Ed graduates from Paro and Samtse College of Education gather at Lungtenzampa parking yesterday to sit for the civil service examination, which ends today . There are only 182 vacancies for more than 400 graduates.      

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Citizens initiative for safer Taktsang trail

Safety: Following the recent death of a tourist at Taktsang, a private campaign has been launched to collect funds and make the trail to the monastery a safer one. While the campaign is still in its very early stages and a concrete objective has not yet been decided, the goal ...

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No news on abducted Bhutanese

Border: With almost four months gone, there is no news on the two drivers, a Bhutanese and an Indian, who went missing from Shantipur near Gelephu. In the last ransom call family members received from kidnapper towards the end of September, the brother of the Bhutanese driver had tried to ...

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Mega Pvt. Ltd partner appeals to Supreme Court

Claims govt. should benefit more from evaded tax Judiciary: The legal battle over the distribution of profits among four founders of Mega Private Ltd continues as one of the appellants decided to appeal to the Supreme Court. “My client has decided to appeal as the High Court denied 25 percent ...

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Cabinet asks BCSEA board to review its decision

Amidst students, teachers and parents calling it unfair, the Cabinet has, this afternoon, asked the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment’s Board to review their recent decision not to re-conduct the examination of the leaked English II paper. BCSEA board on Sunday decided not to re-conduct the examination citing several reasons, ...

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Electricity import to increase until 2017

…until a few mega projects are commissioned Power: Even with the likely addition of about 3,000 MW (Megawatt) of power by 2020, the country may have to import small amount power during winter months to meet the domestic demand. However, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) projects that the domestic demand ...

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Students and parents call BCSEA’s decision unfair

Examination: Class XII students, their parents and observers have taken to the social media to pour out their disappointment on the decision to not re-conduct the leaked English II paper. Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) board decided not to redo the leaked class XII’s English paper II ...

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Girl killed by falling pillar

Accident: A seven-year old girl succumbed to head injuries after one of the two pillars holding the Sipa-chi-dhoe hit her head yesterday at Thangzona, Punakha. She was rushed to the hospital, but died around 2:30pm, moments after she reached the hospital. The girl along with her parents stayed back to ...

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The five-day Dagana tshechu ended yesterday with the unfurling of Lord Buddha’s thongdrel and Guru Tshengyed Chham (mask dance). The tshechu is believed to be 305 years old.    &nbsp

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Council awaits clear response from Cabinet on e-vehicles

NC had written to the govt to revisit its decision on importing second hand e-vehicles E-cars: Although the Cabinet’s official response to the National Council (NC)’s resolution to stop importing second-hand electric cars has been “very vague”, Finance Minister Namgay Dorji said there is no going back on the government’s ...

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Defendant’s lawyer asks court for minimal penalty

Hearing: In the opening statement of the case involving a police constable who was accused of attempted rape of a 20-year-old woman, lawyer Kinzang Wangchuk of Bhutan Law Service requested the court for minimal sentence on the grounds that the constable was mentally unsound at the time when he committed ...

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