• PM to visit India on December 27

    Keeping with tradition, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering will visit New Delhi, India on the invitation of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 27. This is the first official visit by the newly elected Prime Minister.

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HC reverses decision on inheritance case

Verdict: Reversing the trial court’s verdict, the High Court declared the final inheritance settlement agreement (FISA) drawn in 2007 between the two brothers of Tashi Group of Companies (TGC), Tobgyal Dorji and Wangchuk Dorji, and their half brother Kazi Ugyen Dorji as invalid.

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New procedure after September de-boarding incident

Aviation: Following the September incident when an ailing passenger had to be de-boarded from a Drukair flight which subsequently caused a public backlash, the national airline has introduced a new procedure for medical patients wanting to fly.

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Zero gift so far this year

Corruption: If the gift register they maintain is anything to go by, either it is a good deterrent or Bumthang dzongkhag officials are not used to receiving gifts when shouldering their responsibilities.

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Proposal for more timber shot down

Subsidy: Villagers of more than six gewogs in Wangdue having two houses will get rural timber allotment for only one house and not two as requested by the dzongkhag tshogdu.

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Driver found dead

Accident: A 31-year old truck driver was found dead yesterday morning after the tripper truck he was driving veered off the road near Tokorong, about 50km from Samdrupjongkhar.

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SMC yet to dig its teeth into the soil

First operational mine expected to begin early next year

Mining: The State Mining Corporation Ltd. (SMCL) would mark its first anniversary next week, but a year after its incorporation, the government created corporation is yet to extract any mines overwhelmed with paper works.

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