Monday , September 26 2016
  • An unwelcome credit growth

    Economy: While the country’s credit market is concentrated in housing and personal consumption, a few sectors are starving for credit.

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Bhutan attends 17th NAM summit


Diplomacy: Addressing the 17th summit of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), foreign minister Damcho Dorji said that the Movement’s founding principles of self determination, respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-aggression, non-interference in internal affairs, and equality and security of all states continue to resonate strongly in international relations as members strive to realise shared aspirations for a more just and peaceful world.

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96 LG candidates in Thimphu

LG: A total of 96 candidates from eight gewogs in Thimphu will contest for local government elections this year.

Of 40 candidates from Kawang, Soe, Naro and Lingzhi, North Thimphu has nine women aspirants for the post of gup, mangmi and tshogpa. South Thimphu has 18 women candidates.

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OAG appeals ruling on gold smuggling case

A defendant also appealed against the trial court’s non-compoundable conviction on criminal conspiracy 

Judiciary: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court this week after the Chukha dzongkhag court altered the charges on the smuggling of seven kilogrammes of gold to “receivers” and “carriers” of smuggled goods against four men.

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When is it “contempt of court”?

Judiciary: Questions are being raised on when and how ‘contempt of court’ can be applied.

Contempt of court is often used during judicial proceedings when persons involved in the trial fail to comply with court orders. However, media professionals who have approached judiciary officials for stories have also been cautioned with contempt of court.

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Yes, I am Populist: PM

If that means strengthening the local government by providing utility vehicles  says Lyonchoen 

Politics: In the last Five Year Plan, the former government purchased 686 vehicles spending Nu 1.17 billion but not even a single vehicle was given to the gewogs, according to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

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No large gatherings for festivals: ECB

LG: As the September 27 poll day nears, the Election Commission of Bhutan  (ECB), on September 12, notified that no large gatherings, including archery and khuru matches, will be allowed during ‘Blessed Rainy Day’.

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Taba to get facelift


The World Bank is funding the project at a cost of Nu 252 million 

Urbanisation: Residents in Taba will have improved roads, footpaths, streetlights and underground sewerage and drinking water facilities by the end of 2019.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu