• Trongsa Court orders Anti-Corruption Act amendment

    In the 3,767-page judgment Trongsa dzongkhag court passed in the land case between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the 10 defendants, the court pointed out anomalies in laws, particularly the Anti-Corruption Act and issued other directives.The court ruled that ACC and the Parliament should amend the Anti-Corruption Act to ensure the care and custody of immovable properties once ACC seizes it.

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Curbing corruption, a long journey ahead

Abuse of function, embezzlement, and bribery were the top three corruption offences in the country today. Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) officials at a sensitisation workshop on National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy (NIACS) 2019-2023 yesterday attributed these problems to weak systems, poor professionalism, and lack of ethics and integrity. 

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Much done, more to do: Health Minister 

If the first year under the new government was hectic, the health minister Dechen Wangmo said it would only get busier. While the ministry needed close to Nu 13 billion (B) in the 12th Plan,  it was allocated only Nu 3.5B. It was a year to get the paperwork done and identify the sources of funds for pledges in the health sector.  

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All is well when meat is cheaper

The shopkeepers accepted the revised prices

Meat price in Mongar will be slashed. There will be an executive order from the Dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) to not increase the price of meat beyond a 30 percent profit margin over Phuentsholing price.

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Bhutan to attend the ICPD 25

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck will lead a high-level Bhutanese delegation to the Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) from November 12-14. Other members of the delegation include Health Minister Dechen Wangmo and other government officials.

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  A team from the Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan (DPAB) had conducted a day-long advocacy programme on the challenges and rights of the persons with disabilities in Soe gewog, Thimphu on Wednesday. 

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