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Cautionary note miscommunicated

Safety: An e-mail content that has gone viral in social networking site Facebook, cautioning people not to visit Jaigaon until August 17 unless it was an emergency was a miscommunication, officials in Phuentsholing clarified.

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ACC releases former customs director, detains three more

Update: While the former revenue and customs director Choyzang Tashi, was released on August 10 after three weeks of detention, three more persons are reportedly under detention in connection with the Anti Corruption Commission’s (ACC) ongoing investigation in Phuentsholing.

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252 students graduate from RIM

Education: A total of 252 graduates including 32 in three masters courses received their certificates at the 19th convocation ceremony from the Chancellor of University of Canberra Dr Tom Calma AO on August 10.

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Youth discuss civic engagement

IYD: More than 160 youth and representatives from various agencies celebrated the International Youth Day at Harmony, the centenary youth village in Thimphu yesterday. A lengthy discussion on Youth Civic Engagement ensued. The mentality and mindset of people in the community towards volunteerism and civic engagement is the biggest challenge …

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ACC asks OAG to justify change on grounds for appeal

No information was shared with ACC on why the abuse of function against former minister isn’t being pursued

Update: Even as court proceedings for three appeal cases are ongoing at the High Court, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has written to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to justify why it isn’t pursuing the case of the former minister awarding the works to saw timber.

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107 households to receive compensation

PHPA: Punatsangchu Hydropower Project Authority will compensate at least 107 houses in three gewogs of Daga, Rubesa and Gasey Tshog-gom in Wangdue for damages their houses suffered due to blasting.

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OAG seeks criminal sanction for project manager

Update: Although the Haa court dismissed all three charges of embezzlement, commission and omission amounting to abuse of functions against the project manager of Lhakhang Karpo conservation project, the defendant faces a criminal liability at the appellate court. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court …

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Bhutan-Norway Friendship Association launched

As a testimony of the close friendship between the two countries, the Bhutan-Norway Friendship Association was launched on August 10 in Thimphu in the presence of foreign minister Damchoe Dorji and the Norwegian Ambassador to Bhutan Eivind Homme. Ethnomusicologist and Bhutanese folk musician, Jigme Drukpa is the association’s interim President. …

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Yenlag thromde, more questions than answers

Update: Whether a yenlag thomde would fall under the administration of the geowg or dzongkhag is not decided more than a month after the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) had written to the government for directives.

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