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17 college students in police Custody

Crime: Thimphu police has forwarded the assault case, involving 17 students of Gaeddu College of Business Studies, to the Office of the Attorney General.

The students were arrested last week for involving in fight and assaulting a man in the town. According to college’s director general, Lhato Jamba, the incident happened on August 12 between 1 and 2am.

Earlier that day, one of the students was beaten severely by the owner of a karaoke bar. [... Read More]

Bhutan ends first Olympiad with a single win

Cheda-from-Bhutan-vs-Deo-N-copyCheda from Bhutan plays Deo Ntagasigumwami from Burundin at Round 10 of the tournament

Chess: Bhutan fell short of winning a second game at the Chess Olympiad, but came close by securing a draw against the Solomon Islands.

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial global chess tournament. This was the first time Bhutan participated in the international tournament.  The Bhutanese team was even able to achieve its first international win by defeating the kingdom of Swaziland in round three of the tournament.

After 10 rounds or matches, Bhutan’s international [... Read More]

“We will work together…”PM

DSC_9808Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay speaks to university graduates

Lyonchhoen said graduates have the responsibility to ensure democracy works

Graduates: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay apologised to the graduates, at the national graduates orientation programme yesterday, for the government being unable to do away with the preliminary examination.

“I personally feel preliminary examination isn’t necessary and that graduates can directly appear the main examination but the royal civil service commission (RCSC) doesn’t feel the same,” lyonchhoen said in response to a question on prelims from [... Read More]

Show cause hearing over suspension order

Nima Construction has challenged the commission’s directive as “arbitrary and unconstitutional”

High court: The constitutional bench of the high court yesterday held a show cause hearing to explain why the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) issued a suspension order against the petitioner, Nima Construction, and to submit the rebuttal on why the ACC order should be enforced.

The show cause hearing was conducted after Nima Construction filed a petition before the court to issue a stay [... Read More]

Picture story

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday in Thimphu. The minister is on a visit to Bhutan from August 14-18.


Petrol price drops

But the cost of diesel may rise by the end of the month

Fuel: Petrol price dropped by Nu 1.91 to Nu 2.03 across the country from 9pm yesterday.

However, a diesel price hike by about 56 paise in Delhi is expected towards the end of this month, according to Indian media reports.

A press release from the Indian Oil corporation limited (IOCL) stated that this reduction could be attributed to declining petrol prices globally, and [... Read More]

First deadline passes; kidnappers lower ransom

However, the victims’ families are still in no position to meet the demands made on them

Update: The one-week time, abductors gave to the family members of the four abductees to pay Nu 20M in ransom, ended yesterday.  In another phone call, made yesterday at 4:15pm, they extended the payment time until Monday.

The initial demand of Nu 20M ransom for safe release of the four men, who were abducted at gunpoint from their homes [... Read More]

Consumption patterns going from bad to worse

And this is reflected in the drastic rise in alcohol liver disease cases in the recent past

Alcohol: It’s difficult making ends meet for 48-year old Jangchu from Thimphu, without a regular source of income. Living with an alcoholic husband, makes it even worse.

He has to be rushed to Thimphu referral hospital frequently for abdomen swelling and bleeding he experiences after several drinks.

“Doctors have warned him to quit drinking as his survival is at [... Read More]

One of RICBL’s oldest shareholders gets recognition

unnamed-1Sonam Dorji

Sonam Dorji received a cash award of Nu 100,000 for this distinction at the last AGM

Personality: March 14, 2013, Phuentsholing.  Tables are set at Tashi Group’s boardroom for the Royal Insurance Corporation’s annual general meeting (AGM).  Sonam Dorji, 84, waits in the room.  He doesn’t like to be late.

A tallish, dark and heavily mustachioed man with wild hair walks into the room.  He looks at Sonam Dorji, and says, “Don’t sell them. Don’t [... Read More]

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