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DPT presents seven documents in evidence

Not forthcoming, though, was proof of damage to the party as a result of the defendant’s Facebook posting Libel: Druk Phuensum Tshogpa representatives presented seven documents as evidence against Dasho Paljor J Dorji in its libel case, but did not show any proof that the party had suffered damages during ...

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Review of religious organisations still on

Culture: To study if the registered organisations were working in line with the Religious Organisations’ Act, 2007, the commission for religious organisations last December temporarily stopped the registration of new religious organisations. Last year, the commission during a meeting found that some organisations had failed to submit the yearly accounts ...

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Central Plaza murder suspect arrested

Crime: The prime suspect in the Central Plaza murder, Gyembo, was arrested on February 8, the police chief said in a press conference, yesterday. Police chief, brigadier Kipchu Namgyel, said that a citizen’s arrest had been made, and that the suspect had been handed over to Punakha police. The police ...

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Apology

Kuensel couldn’t print today’s issue last night because of some technical problems. The paper is being printed now and will be available by late afternoon. Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay.        

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Tsamdros to be leased soon

Seven years after the Land Act 2007 came into being, it is to take effect on the ground Land: The long wait of farmers to lease tsamdro (pastureland) and sokshing (leaf litter collection) from the government will soon be over. The lease of tsamdros and sokshings will be executed according ...

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Misuse of rural timber on the rise in Wangdue

Timber: Selling timber meant for rural use, an illegal activity according to forestry regulations is on the rise in Punakha and Wangdue region. From just five cases of illegal sale of rural timber in 2011, the Wangdue territorial division, based in Lobesa recorded 23 cases since January 2014. Between 2012-2013 ...

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PM on wheels: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay biking around Phuentsholing during his visit to the town yesterday       

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Record USD 73.2M earned from int’l tourist arrivals

Since 2009 to date, the number of dollar-paying footfalls has more than doubled Tourism: The 29 percent increase in international or dollar paying tourist arrivals last year against the previous year, earned the industry revenue of USD 73.2 million (M), the highest so far. Since 2009, the tourism sector recorded ...

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RUB and Kansai University discuss areas of collaboration

Meanwhile, 17 cherry blossom saplings will be planted on the RUB campus tomorrow MoU: Japan’s Kansai University and the Royal University of Bhutan will soon sign a basic  agreement document, followed by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaboration in various academic areas. The areas of collaboration ...

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Mountain Echoes speaker list taking shape

Lit fest: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, known for directing recent Bollywood hits such as Three Idiots and PK, will be at this year’s Mountain Echoes literary festival. This year’s festival will be dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. According to an Indian media report, ...

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INR reserve at 20B

Though scaling new heights, it does not reflect any radical improvement in the economy  Rupee: The country’s rupee reserve has increased by Rs 4.5B between October and November last year, taking the total INR reserve to Rs 20.27B. This was the highest INR reserve with the country since 2009, according ...

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Ground breaking ceremonies for a 11.2 km farm road in Khenkhar gewog and 8.1km farm road in Jurmey gewog was held in Mongar yesterday. The 11.2km road will connect Khengkhar – Magola –Neykolof – Oloki villages, benefitting 136 households while the 8.1km farm road for Mutangkhar and Serlam chiwog will ...

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