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  • OAG to appeal on use of DCM truck, not Lhakhang Karpo

    Even after appealing the case to the High Court, the OAG had maintained that there were no grounds to appeal 

    Update: Although it has maintained that there are no grounds of appeal, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), has five days to submit its grounds of appeal to the High Court after it appealed the on going Lhakhang Karpo case.

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North Thimphu’s high five


North Thimphu candidates of the five political parties are warming up to each other, crossing paths as they go introducing themselves to people of their constituency. With four gewogs and  thromde, the constituency had more than 5,700 voters. Of the gewogs, Lingzhi has about 226 voters, Soe about 146, Naro ...

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“I’m not joining politics” : DGPC MD

Amidst widespread speculation that political parties are trying to rope him in, the managing director of Druk Green Power Corporation, Dasho Chhewang Rinzin, has said that he neither intends to contest an election, nor is he interested in joining politics for now. The capital has been buzzing for months that ...

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Those who stayed back

They will be taking home their retirement benefit, while embracing different lives, politics being one of them While some of their colleagues are up and about, seeking votes, in pursuit of yet another term in the next National Council, the four elected councillors, who opted to stay back, are doing ...

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Trade deficit to reach Nu 42B in two years

Which happens to be twice the amount in existence today In another two years, Bhutan’s import will surpass exports by Nu 42B, according to a projection made by the finance ministry in their national budget report 2012-13. This is double the trade deficit the economy is experiencing today.  The deficit, ...

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Debate makes no difference

Voters seem to have made up their minds, irrespective, whom to vote for  While Zhemgang dzongkhag’s council candidates gave a positive spin to the live public debate, when they mutually agreed to elaborate on their introductory speech and manifesto, instead of posing questions to each other, it didn’t have much ...

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Youth to the fore in Thimphu

One way or another, the winner will be a young man less than 30 years old No matter what the election outcome will be, it is certain that Thimphu will be represented by a young member in the next National Council. The capital’s three candidates are aged all below 30. ...

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On whom does the onus to protect the innocent fall?

Given that the concerned agencies are ill equipped to do so, parents must do the policing Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA), the country’s sole media regulatory authority can take no action regarding a recent image that appeared on social media that depicted minors ‘sexually’, or monitor the emerging phenomenon, ...

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Expat worker held for murder of minor

Gelephu police have detained an expatriate construction worker in connection with the brutal murder of a 13-year old girl last morning at Dolomgang, Jigmeling. According to police, the incident took place between 8.30 am and 9 am, when the girl was on her way to school.  The girl had suffered ...

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Borrowings to hit Rs 38B by 2014-15

The restrictive measures to rein in its outflow could  remain for a few more years The country’s short-term rupee borrowings will reach Rs 38B and trade deficit will hit Nu 42B in 2014-15, the finance ministry has projected in its national budget report (2012-13). The projection for short term borrowings ...

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Rice exports to US show high levels of lead

Samples exceeded the US FDA provisional total tolerable intake levels Agriculture officials in the country have been surprised to hear that samples of rice exported to the United States from Bhutan contain harmful levels of lead. The research, led by Dr Tsanangurayi Tongesayi of Monmouth University in New Jersey, analysed ...

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Picture story

The renovation of the Hungrel Neykhang (deity’s residence) near Rinpung Dzong in Paro was completed yesterday. The work done by the Rinpung Dzong renovation project also renovated the kitchen and quarters of the lam.

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No clear leader on last day of common forum

The five rivals remain neck and neck at this, the door-to-door campaign phase In the last day of their common forum for the national council candidates in Paro yesterday, the people broke out into laughter when Wangchang gewog’s candidate Kaka Tshering, said he feels like all five candidates have won ...

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My Country, My Town

  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu