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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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Feeling the heat

Fear of the impending war in Iraq is weighing heavily on the Bhutanese tourism industry which is still reeling from a two-year low. The tourism industry is still reeling from a two-year low (File photo) Bookings are slow and some tour operators are also concerned over the increased pace at ...

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Telecom revises tariff

Bhutan telecom expects to lose more than Nu 1.00 million a month with its new tariff revision that will come into effect from March 2.Calls to India and domestic trunk and local calls will be cheaper under the revised tariff structure. The peak rate to India has been reduced to ...

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1,900 qualify for class XI in government schools

UPDATEThe education department has announced a cut-off mark of 60 per cent – for four best subjects plus English – for Class X students seeking admission into Class XI in government schools this year.About 42 per cent of the total 5,026 students who sat for the Class X examination will ...

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ADB assistance for dry port

The Asian development bank (ADB) has approved US $ 700,000 to study the possibility of establishing a dry port and an industrial estate in Phuentsholing.The technical assistance is expected to help create an appropriate legal framework and clear and transparent rules and regulations, according to a news release from the ...

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Video gaming

Playing video games is becoming as popular as watching TV, especially among the youth. Ask any of the six video game parlours that have sprouted in the capital the last few years. Lost in a fantasy world We are always busy, some groups come during the day and others in ...

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BDL : on the road to recovery ?

After almost a decade of mounting losses, the Bhutan dairy limited (BDL) in Phuentsholing, the countrys first and only milk processing company, is showing signs of recovery. The BDL also produces butter, cheese and 300-ml vanilla flavoured milkshakes In 2001 the company managed to break even with a slight earning ...

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Drinking on

On a windy afternoon, a man walks in through a partially closed door of a bar, settles in a corner and asks for a bottle of beer. The owner refuses, a brief coaxing follows and the owner finally yields. On the other corner, a placard Tuesday- dry day is visibly ...

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Rangjung drubchen

An estimated 10,000 people from the six eastern districts are attending the annual drubchen at Rangjung Woesel Choeling monastery in Rangjung, Trashigang. The Rangjung lhakhang, the venue of the vajra kilaya drubchen Presided over by Garab Rimpoche, the 11-day vajra Kilaya drubchen started on February 16 and will end on ...

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Creating a positive learning environment

With an increasing number of students every year, educationists and teachers share a common question today: how can a positive learning environment in the classroom be created especially when classrooms are getting overcrowded? Completion of syllabus and performance in examination is stressed in Bhutanese schools Bhutan today has 1,36,307 students ...

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Dependent policy will be strictly implemented

Students disqualified for class XI in government schools are feeling the pressure of the education departments policy of banning dependents to study with relatives in Thimphu.This week many Thimphu residents were taken aback when Thimphus three private higher secondary schools (HSS) refused admission to students whose parents do not reside ...

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Dream comes true

A 21-year old monk of the Samtse rabdey has won the first prize -Nu 3,00,000 – of the Chasikhar Dungkarcholing Gomdey raffle which was drawn last month. Kado Tshering An amazed and nervous looking Kado Tshering gingerly stepped up to receive the prize, all in cash, which was awarded, in ...

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Weather hampers dzong construction

Heavy monsoons and an unusually wet and cold winter has hampered the progress of the construction of the new Chukha dzong, at Tshimasham, started three years ago. About 85 per cent of the foundation work has been completed According to the consultant engineer, D P Raionly about 10 to 15 ...

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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