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Former investigating officer to contest for NC from Lhuntse

Jurme Tenzin

With an intention to “make a difference, a difference for the better,” 35-year old Jurme Tenzin from Chakzom, Kurtoed gewog, has decided to contest from Lhuntse in the up-coming National Council (NC) election. Before venturing into business, Jurme Tenzin worked as an investigation officer with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for ...

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Dzongkha expert committee met in Thimphu

An eleven member Dzongkha expert committee met in Thimphu for two days to standardise Dzongkha spelling and conduct research on the use of uniform pronunciation, proper use of grammar and to create new dzongkha words. The meeting concluded on January 9.

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Geo-spatial data for southern dzongkhags completed

JICA hands over the data to NLCS

Geo-spatial data on 1:25,000 base maps covering 11,000 square kilometres in eight dzongkhags were handed over to the National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) on January 8. The maps for eight southern dzongkhags were completed on November 30 last year. Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Kota Wakabayashi handed over ...

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Knowing Paro is my strength, says NC aspirant

Tandin Wangdi

Tandin Wangdi from Chuba village in Dotey gewog is an aspirant candidate for the National Council elections from Paro. The father of three is confident that his knowledge of issues in the dzongkhag and the people would earn him a seat in the House of review in the upcoming elections. ...

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Fire guts seven huts and a house in Gelephu

Sarpang Dzongdag handed over Kidu relief kits and semso of Nu 15,000 each to the eight families who lost their belongings to a fire in Samdrupling, Gelephu. On January 7 midnight, a fire gutted seven huts and a permanent structure. While the owner of the permanent structure was away, others ...

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Legislative drafting workshop underway

About 35 legal professionals are attending the legislative drafting workshop

A three-day workshop on legislative drafting for 35 legal professionals began at the conference hall of the Supreme Court on January 9. Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) is facilitating the workshop with training resources from M/s. White & Case, a law firm based in Singapore. The participants discussed theories of ...

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Court orders Damphu CS to reinstate cook

Tsirang dzongkhag court ordered the principal of Damphu Central School, Dawa Tshering, to pay nine months salary to the school’s cook, Harka Bahadur Subba, who went missing in Bangkok last year. The court also ordered that the cook should be reinstated. According to the court judgment of January 10, Harka ...

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Delay in budget could hamper ongoing works

Failure of the 11th session of the National Assembly to pass a capital budget for the new fiscal year could hamper the progress of the ongoing developmental works, said a member of the Cabinet. The current fiscal year will expire on June 30. Ideally, a budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 ...

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RCSC reconsiders one BCSE candidate who tested +ve for drugs

The test kit detects about 10 different types of non-permissible listed drugs

… the Commission disqualifies the other The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has reconsidered one of the two Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) selected candidates who tested positive for a controlled substance on the medical ground. The candidate, according to RCSC’s senior human resource officer of exam division, Jigme Norbu, ...

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Mobile phone theft on the rise: Police

At least 37 larceny cases related to mobile phones were reported every month to the Thimphu police in the last one year. Of the total of 453 reported cases, 109 cases were detected and charge-sheeted to court. A police official said some of the cases are under investigation because police ...

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Selling pilgrim tickets to buy school necessities

Students work to pay for their education: Jamyang Choden Dorji gives a smile before opening up to conversation with pilgrims

About 30 youth, consisting of students from primary to higher secondary schools are working in 18 ticket counters in Phuentsholing this winter. The students say they work to self-finance their education and reduce the burden on their parents. Jamyang Choden Dorji, 12, is one of the students who spend their ...

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An entrepreneur declares his candidature from Doonglagang gewog

Tara Bir Chuwan

Of the 10 people who declared their interest to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Tsirang, an entrepreneur, Tara Bir Chuwan, will contest from Doonglagang gewog. The 36-year-old entrepreneur settled in his village in 2011 and started poultry and cattle feed delivery business. He also delivered grocery ...

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