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Religious bodies’ dress codes to be formalised

Choedhay: Dress codes for lams, trulkus, monks and nuns under various religious institutes registered with choedhay lhentshog (religious organisation) will be drafted to serve as a reference henceforth.

Choedhay lhentshog’s deputy chief program officer, Phurba Dorji, said, although dress codes for various post holders the religious institutes are in place, there is no formal document on it.

“It’s just there in sutras like kanjur and tenjur,” he said. “We now want to document it for [... Read More]

Accused clerk claims he’s a scapegoat

Embezzlement: The Patsaling gewog clerk in Tsirang, who was terminated in June this year for allegedly embezzling life and house insurance revenue, claimed that it was the gup and mangmi, who misused the fund.

The clerk, Chabi Kumar Rai, was accused of misusing Nu 37,000 from life insurance revenue and Nu 15,000 from house insurance collected from people of Patsaling in 2013.

He, however, claimed that the gewog mangmi misused Nu 55,000 to recover the [... Read More]

Teams start returning, without medals

unnamed-3In Action: Tashi Norbu (blue) fights Eshan Rouzbahani of Iran yesterday

ASIAD: Some members of the national team competing at the XVII Asian Games at Incheon, Korea will start returning home starting tomorrow, without medals.

After their competitions, the tennis and archery teams are the first to return. Tennis player Tandin Wangchuk lost to a Turkmenistan player in the first round of the men’s single match on September 24.

The men’s archery team that played on September 23, Jigme Norbu and Kinley Tshering ranked 54 and [... Read More]

Bhutan looks to cash in on Make in India initiative

DSC_4865Ambassador Gautam Bambawale and economy affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk during the live telecast of the launch of “Make in India” movement at Hotel Taj, Thimphu yesterday

The Indian embassy organised a viewing of the live telecast of PM Modi’s economic movement at Hotel Taj

Economy: Bhutan is poised to benefit from the Indian government’s fast track economy development initiative, “Make in India”, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched yesterday in India, to make India a global manufacturing hub.

Bhutan, being a close friend of India, with which 85 percent of the country’s trade takes place, the benefits of prosperity and strength [... Read More]

Preliminary hearing on libel case

DPT: Thimphu district court’s bench five will first decide whether it is procedurally correct to preside over the libel case, which Druk Phuensum Tshogpa filed against former deputy minister, Dasho Paljor J Dorji.

In the preliminary hearing conducted yesterday, the court stated that libel is an offence defined under the penal code of Bhutan, and it is not procedurally right for private parties to file and prosecute the case.

The court explained that, in a [... Read More]

Two choppers fail to airlift arrow-hit victim

Medevac: People of Lunana prayed yesterday.  They prayed for pleasant weather for the helicopter to make it through thick clouds and airlift the archery-hit patient.

But their prayers were not answered.  The weather condition worsened and the two helicopters deployed to airlift Gem Dorji, 30, could not get through, leaving the patient with the arrow still struck below his right shoulder.

An arrow shot from a compound bow hit Gem Dorji on the evening of [... Read More]

Move for Health walk from Khasadrapchu on October 11

It’s also the first event to mark His Majesty the fourth King’s 60th birth anniversary

BHTF: The “Move For Health” walk that the government revived from last year to raise funds through donations to be used as capital money for the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) will flag off from Khasadrapchu on October 11.

The health walk is the first event to commemorate His Majesty the fourth King’s 60th birth anniversary.

Health ministry officials said Prime [... Read More]


What Make in India can mean to Bhutan

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday launched an ambitious initiative called the “Make in India”.  The launch in India was attended by the who’s who of Indian business.  Hundreds of top business representatives also attended the live telecast in more than a dozen countries, indicating the impact of the initiative.

The move is to make India a global manufacturing hub.  And by evening the initiative was receiving good reviews with huge expectations that it will transform [... Read More]

Missing father of abandoned baby sought

Paternity: Lhuentse police are looking for the father of a newborn baby, after a 17-year-old girl allegedly abandoned the infant.

The cook of a school in Lhuentse, while herding cattle, found the baby crying under a tree on September 24.  The newborn was wrapped in a red wonju and the umbilical cord was rotten.

The cook immediately took the newborn to Tangmachu basic health unit.  The baby was then referred to Lhuentse hospital.

Health officials in [... Read More]

Suspended agents look askance at operational ones

However the latter claim their own 2013 cases were settled at the time

FWRA: A month after 21 foreign worker recruitment agents (FWRA) in Phuentsholing were suspended, some agents feel there are more that should be suspended.

An agent said there are three FWRAs, who are still operating in the town that violated labour rules.

He referred a case in 2013, in which about seven agents were involved in making work permits for foreign workers, but [... Read More]

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