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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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Defence chooses to stay the course

Despite DPT’s desire to withdraw its case, the defendant wishes to see it through Libel: Irrespective of whether the court dismisses the sedition charge against Druk Phuensum tshogpa (DPT) as irrelevant, Dasho Paljor J Dorji’s lawyer yesterday submitted that his client would continue to fight the case for as long ...

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Snow cover needs more studies

Cryosphere: Researchers are calling for more studies on snow cover in Bhutan given the declining snowfall the country has been experiencing over the last decade. According to International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD),  remote sensing specialist, Deo Raj Gurung, the declining trend in snowfall is worrying because snowmelt acts ...

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Another female Asiatic elephant was darted and collared in Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary early this month taking the total number of collared elephants to four. Forestry officials and Wildlife Conservation Division officials have been collaring Asiatic elephants to study the seasonal movements of the animal in Bhutan. Two more elephants are ...

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Not many takers for vocational graduates

A labour ministry advisory comes up with short and long term proposals to improve situation Survey: More than 700 industries have not recruited a single Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduate in the last three years, a labour ministry survey found. About 208 industries of the total 1,029 ...

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P/ling may leak Nu 20M daily in tax defaults

The ballpark figure is based on an inspection of three truckloads of commodities imported from third countries ACC: Bhutan could be losing more than Nu 20 million (M) every day in tax evasion at the country’s largest commercial hub, Phuentsholing. This estimate was based on the physical verification of three ...

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Two firsts in upcoming parliament

Annual budget to be scrutinised and opposition to move motion for discussion NA: Unlike in the past, the upcoming parliament session on May 8 will see the annual budget being scrutinised by a finance committee, and the opposition moving a motion for discussion in the National Assembly (NA). The nine-member ...

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For the well-being of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty the King and the royal family, and His Holiness the Je Khenpo, the Laggar Choetshog (religious association) is performing a three-day kurim (rituals) at Changidaphu, Thimphu. Initiated by followers and patrons of His Eminence Gyeltshen Trulku, around 20 ...

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People put off by highway project put on hold

Local community feels left out of the loop in govt.’s unilateral decision to defer Highway: The government’s decision to defer the Nganglam-Dewathang highway for an indefinite period has left people of Choekhorling and Dewathang disgruntled, with people complaining that they were not informed of the decision, although they were equally ...

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A Microsoft defense against cyber crime

The American multinational technology company showcases its security wares Cyber security: A workshop on cyber security and cloud services was conducted by American multinational technology company, Microsoft, in Thimphu, yesterday. The workshop, attended by around 60 participants from the government and the private sector, focused on cybercrime and what Microsoft ...

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Land of GNH ranked halfway on global happy scale

Bhutan can take some consolation from the fact that it is the happiest in South Asia Report: Bhutan is 17th happiest country in Asia and the happiest among its South Asian neighbours. For the first time, Bhutan is listed in the World Happiness Report, 2015, and ranked 79th among 158 ...

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The national basketball team lost its first match in the Philippines to PNTC central college: 71-79. The team is currently in the Philippines for a practice tour.                                                        

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Bhutan to dispatch medical team to Nepal

Nepal Earthquake updates: 4:27pm – Upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, Bhutan will be sending a 37-member medical team assisted by 15 Desuups to Kathmandu to offer medical assistance for the earthquake relief operations. The medical team coordinated by the Kidu Mobile Medical Unit (KMMU), will comprise ...

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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