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    High Court orders OAG to prosecute

    Laws and the constitutional roles of ACC and OAG should not be intermixed or encroached upon each other, says  the High Court Lhakhang Karpo: The High Court Bench I issued an order yesterday asking the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to continue prosecuting foreign minister Rinzin Dorje in the Lhakhang Karpo case it appealed to the court.

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Number of scholarship slots drops

Department Of Adult And Higher Education There are 210 scholarships for class 12 passed students this year, 22 less than last year. Specifically, in biological sciences, slots have dropped to 14 from 26, in medicine, slots shrunk to 63 from 74, but engineering slots have gone up by 12 to 61 ...

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A joint venture undertaking …

… to provide a firm footing for the local film industry Cine-land Project Hundred-acre plots at three locations in Paro have been identified for Cine-land, expected to boost the local film industry. Executive Members of the Motion Picture Association of Bhutan (MPAB) said, during the annual general meeting last week, that ...

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97 more opt for teaching

However, 94 post-graduate degree in education slots are still to be filled Graduates 2012 The number of graduates opting for teaching has increased to 63 percent today, from 25 percent when the civil service examination results were declared last November. As of yesterday, 97 other eligible graduates, who’d initially appeared for ...

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An agreement was signed between Finance Minister Wangdi Norbu and Indian Ambassador to Bhutan V P Haran on standby credit facility of Rs 4B yesterday in New Delhi. The amount was a part of the Bhutanese government’s request for Rs 10B for balance of payment purposes, of which Rs 2B ...

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Buy Bhutanese to boost Ngultrum

Was the PM’s suggestion at an S/J meeting to queries about the Rupee shortage Prime Minister’s Tour People living in border towns like Samdrupjongkhar should refrain from buying goods and vegetables from across the border just for the sake of saving a few ngultrums. Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley was responding to ...

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PM nixes request for expat labour

Labour The prime minister shot down a request by a resident of Samdrupjongkhar town that a certain number of expatriate workers be permitted, especially for automobile workshops and as babysitters and waiters, until such time as Bhutanese workers were found. “Against the backdrop of around seven percent youth unemployment, a ...

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Bhutan borrows Rs 4B

INR : Memorandum Of Understanding Bhutan and India will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today, formalising an agreement to avail standby credit facility of Rs 4B. This, Bhutanese government officials said, was in keeping with its request to the Indian government to ease the rupee crunch. The memorandum was finalised ...

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SJ performs poorest of 20 dzongkhags: PM

Lyonchhoen asked the gewogs for “good, convincing” reasons for slow progress “This is the most disappointing and the poorest of performances among the 20 dzongkhags,” Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley said with regards to Samdrupjongkhar’s development activities. Lyonchhoen, who is on a tour of the country’s various districts to review ...

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Former bank manager is fourth aspirant from Paro


National Council In less than a month after his relatives and village elders approached him, Tshewang Norbu, 53, made up his mind to contest a seat in the Upper House from Paro during the upcoming parliamentary elections. “Having served people from all walks of life for almost 25 years, it wasn’t ...

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Making its presence felt in the dzongkhags

People’s Democratic Party The opposition party is making headway in preparing for a comeback in the upcoming parliamentary elections. In “strengthening its presence in the dzongkhags”, they have started with the opening of party offices in different places, and appointment of dzongkhag coordinators. After deciding on an appropriate zakar, the party ...

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ACC investigates alleged misuse of funds

An anonymous email sparked off the probe into the Nu 30M royal command project  Lhakhang Karpo Reconstruction  Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is reportedly investigating allegations of misuse of Lhakhang Karpo reconstruction project fund in Haa. ACC officials, who began probing the alleged misuse of the project fund some time in ...

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Thimphu TechPark and ScanCafe to sign lease agreement

In what will be an important milestone for the Information Technology (IT) Park, its developer and operator, Thimphu TechPark and ScanCafe, will finalise a lease agreement next week, meaning the company would be establishing up to 250 workstations in the next three years at the park. While ScanCafe is the ...

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  • The price of appeal

    The judiciary had been busy in the last many days. There were orders issued, interpretations made and a call for uniformity in application of laws. These are welcome moves in the interest of dispensing fair trials and judgments, besides bolstering trust in the judiciary.

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My Country, My Town

  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute
  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu
  • Nipped in the bud: Whatever plant there once was in that pot has long ceased to exist and there’s the reason why Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu
  • Canine comfort zone: Man’s best friend in his master’s best chair Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu