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Defendant accusses military court of botched trial

Major Sonam Tshering, one of the accused officials in the DeSuung embezzlement case, appealed to the High Court’s Bench II on January 25, saying that he was dissatisfied with the military court judgment passed last December. The military court sentenced him to three years with termination without benefits. Sonam Tshering …

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Ministry plans HPE teacher for every school

Health and Physical education is now receiving attention in schools

In a move that could ensure a uniform and effective implementation of health and physical education (HPE) in all lower primary classes by 2018, 37 HPE instructors are attending a weeklong orientation programme in Tsirang. The instructors from schools in Tsirang, Dagana, and Gelephu thromdes are being oriented on the …

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Indian community celebrates 69th Republic Day

His Majesty’s representative Gyalpoi Zimpon Ugyen K Namgyel, presents a khadar to Indian Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar during the 69th Republic Day celebrations in Thimphu, yesterday

Gyalpoi Zimpon Ugyen K Namgyel, senior Bhutanese officials, and the Indian community celebrated the 69th Republic Day at the Embassy of India at Hejo, Thimphu yesterday. Indian Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar read out the President of India’s address. The speech highlighted India’s efforts towards independence and the important aspects of nation-building …

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Replacing card system will take time

POL mCoupon app provides three different services

The online coupons services for kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will not be made compulsory until every consumer is aware about the app and how to use it, said regional director of Regional Trade and Industry Office (RTIO). The online coupons services were to replace the card system while …

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PM orders formation of task force to review sand supply system

At the meet-the-editors programme in Thimphu yesterday, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that he has asked relevant agencies to form a task force to review the recently-introduced system for supply of sand from Wangdue. About 100 truck operators have requested the government in writing to withdraw the new system, which …

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Mandatory drug test for undergraduate scholarship students

All the students selected for undergraduate scholarships will have to undergo mandatory drug testing from 2018. If the selected candidates are tested positive, their awards will be cancelled. This is according to the Ministry of Education. Education ministry said the initiative was in line with the immigration requirement of different …

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Lhuentse NC aspirant hopes to address national issues

Kinga Penjor

Former Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) journalist, Kinga Penjor, has declared his intention to stand as National Council candidate from Lhuentse. Kinga Penjor, 44, from Thimyul village, retired as a senior documentary producer and television anchor. He graduated from Sherubtse College in 2002 with Bachelors of (Honours) in Philosophy and Literature. …

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Farmers encouraged to grow black sesame in Nichula

Temporary workers thresh sesame grains for FMCL

Farm Machinery Centre (FMC) in Nichula, Dagana will grow black sesame on 70-acres land this season. The increase comes after the success the centre saw after trying the sesame on eight acres of land in 2016 season. Nichula is plagued with wild animal attacks. FMC opted for sesame cultivation because …

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Still serving after retirement

He looks exhausted, yet full of excitement from the daylong picnic trip with fellow villagers on the occasion of New Year. “I thoroughly enjoyed after a long time,” he said. Meet Suk Man Tamang, 62, from Gosarling gewog in Tsirang. He is one of the oldest- and longest-serving village health …

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Picture Story

Traffic police has started implementing the rule to only allow public transport buses into the bus terminal parking at Lungtenzampa, Thimphu. Cars that cross the sign board are penalised.

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Pam residents want to be out of thromde

An overwiew of Pam village in Samkhar, Trashigang

The decision to include Pam village under the thromde has left the residents dejected. Despite a petition submitted to the dzongkhag last year pleading not to include the village under the town’s extended boundary, there has been no positive response from the dzongkhag. On January 23, during a review meeting …

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Truckers cry foul over new sand supply system

NRDCL says the new system protects consumers and addresses price escalation About 100 truckers who transport sand have appealed to the government against the introduction of a new system, which requires the transaction of sand to be routed through the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL). This means that construction …

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