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Cabinet submits details against secretaries to RCSC

Update: The Cabinet yesterday submitted the details and evidences of the charges it had made against the three government secretaries to the Royal Civil Service Commission, just before the deadline ended at 4pm. Civil service commission officials confirmed receiving the details in a sealed envelope just before the two weeks ...

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Tip-off helps net three escapees

Jailbreak: The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) yesterday arrested the three male inmates, who had escaped Wangdue police custody four days ago. The men were nabbed around 12.30am yesterday from Gomthang, Wangduephodrang. Following a tip off from a cow-herder, police found the three inmates in Gomthang, about a three-and-a-half-hour walk, from ...

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Massage service still available in P/ling

Parlours: Despite the trade department issuing a notification, some beauty parlours in Phuentsholing are still providing massage services. After the police in town raided the massage parlours in December, two non-Bhutanese were caught red-handed in one of the massage parlours. Following the raid and media reports, the regional trade office ...

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Four JICA volunteers meet Royal Civil Service Commission officials in Thimphu. The four volunteers arrived in the country on January 6 to work on a two-year assignment with the health and education ministry. Two senior volunteers will work for the public health engineering division of the health ministry while the ...

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Dagapela Tshechu begins

Festival: Otherwise idle throughout the year, the small town of Dagapela in Dagana becomes a beehive of activity once a year. The three-day Dagapela Tshechu, which began yesterday some 50 kilometers away from Dagana town, drew few hundreds from Goshi, Tsendagang, Gesarling, Drujeygang, Khebisa, Tsangkha, Larja and Tashiding gewog annually. ...

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Vehicle prices expected to rise soon

Maruti brand cars already levying the new price Automobile: As more people look forward to buying new cars, the car price in the country is expected to increase anytime soon. Following the withdrawal of excise duty concession on car manufacturers in India, car prices in India soared by four-to-six percent ...

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Third Telecommunications Company for Bhutan?

The policy is approved but government is yet to decide if a third company is required Communication: The Cabinet recently approved the Bhutan Telecommunications and Broadband policy, which opens the market for a third mobile telecommunications company. Under section 2.6 of the policy, which covers mobile development, it is stated ...

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More than 150 youth from across the country participated in the national youth seminar, “Youth Cooperation for young, by the young” at the NRDCL hall yesterday. The event was organised by youth committee member, Sangay Rinchen together with 12 local groups, as a part of the International Co-operative Alliance Asia ...

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Township works to start soon

Biological corridor reduced to 500m, both landowners and businesspeople happy Nganglam: The long delayed Nganglam town at Rinchenthang is expected to see some development with the issue of biological corridor boundary solved. The corridor that became the bone of contention between planners and landowners and halted the development of the ...

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Over speeding caused accident

Update: Wangduephodrang police confirmed the cause of the bus accident at Taksha that injured 14 people on Saturday as over-speeding. Police said that they confirmed the cause of the accident after questioning passengers. There was also an eleven-feet tyre mark on the road where the bus toppled about 17 feet ...

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Constant amendment hinders execution: Judiciary

14,444 cases decided within 108 days Report: Enforcing of law due to constant amendments to the existing laws and new laws enacted by the Parliament has become the biggest challenge to the judiciary, according to the annual judiciary report released on January 8. Courts across the country settled 14,444 cases ...

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BDD chalks out action plan

Democracy festival to be initiated as a yearly feature Democracy: With the signing of the Bhutan Democracy Dialogue (BDD) charter recently, no political parties are expected to be seen as opposing forces to each other, but rather as ‘machineries’ for better governance. “Following two elections, Bhutan is already experiencing ills ...

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