Sunday , September 25 2016
  • Responsible media crucial to public perception of judiciary: CJ

    The recently released Judicial Integrity Scan 2015 report recommends several ways to improve understanding between the media and judiciary

    Law and Media: The judiciary’s relations with the media has proved increasingly delicate and complex, the Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk said recently during the launch of a report on the judiciary.

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Latest News

Suspected serial burglar nabbed

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Crime: Following a tip off, the Gelephu police with the help of Phuentsholing police arrested a 28-year-old Indian national in connection to a series of burglaries in Gelephu town.

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45 acres of maize fields destroyed

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Disaster: Around 84 households in three gewogs in Lhuentse lost at least 45 acres of maize crops to a wind storm on July 3. Furthermore, rain since July 2 also contributed to the damage.

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RAA calls for uniformity and reforms

Report: Some agencies have terminated the service of those involved in fraud and corruption cases after recovering the misused amount and in other cases, individuals were either demoted to lower grades, issued reprimand letters, withheld promotions, trainings and annual increment for up to three years.

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Chanachen village gets electric fencing

Agriculture: Chanachen village in Geling gewog got its first electric fencing system (EFS) yesterday. The five-kilometre fencing that was launched yesterday will benefit and protect the fields of  24 households in the village.

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From farmer to maker of machines

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Innovation: In the village of Septokha in Baap gewog, Punakha, 44-year old Namgay is fabricating wood to be used for a machine, while his neighbours are busy working in the paddy fields.

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Potassium bromate banned in food

Only a few bakeries in the south were found using potassium bromate

Food: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) issued a notification banning the use of potassium bromate as a food additive on July 4.

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Human-wildlife conflict rampant in Chumey

The government is studying the possibility of providing the villages with electric fencing

Five villages of Chumey cultivate only wheat given the issue 
Agriculture: Given the rampant human-wildlife conflict in five villages of Chumey, Bumthang, many farmers today opt to leave their lands fallow and use only a small portion of it to cultivate wheat.

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Bangladesh President addresses Parliament

He concluded his four-day visit to Bhutan yesterday
Relations: The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, said hydropower is one of the sectors that holds the “greatest potential” for cooperation between Bhutan and Bangladesh, during his address to the joint sitting of Parliament yesterday.

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PE from Gelephu and Mongar a possibility

RCSC exams: Should the number of graduates meet the minimum threshold, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is planning to facilitate the conduct of Preliminary Examinations (PE) for the civil service exams in Mongar and Gelephu.

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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