• 10 men charged for smuggling 52kg gold

    The chase for gold smugglers from the northern borders has finally resulted in police seizing more than 77 kilogrammes (kg) of gold and arresting several men in the smuggling racket.Police handed over the case to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) who has charged 10 men, in Paro court on June 13, for smuggling 52kg of gold biscuits amounting to Nu 151.664 million into the country from northern border.

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“I’ll take all the qualities I learnt here with me to Pakistan”

Q&A: Ambassador Gautam Bambawale is leaving Bhutan for Pakistan after being the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan for the past two years. He spoke to Kuensel’s Gyalsten K Dorji.

You are leaving Bhutan after being here for a little less than two years, which is a shorter time period than previous ambassadors. Did you have enough time to meet your goals? What were your major achievements?

The period I have spent in Bhutan has been packed with action.

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Nuns trained in basic teaching skills

Training: Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck graced the graduation ceremony of the 10-day basic skills training course for nuns and granted certificates at the Paro College of Education yesterday.

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Samdrupjongkhar: BNCA fines defaulters

Tobacco: Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency found that many restaurants, bars and hotels in Samdrupjongkhar that do not have designated smoking room. A total of Nu 26,000 fines were collected.

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Two health officials appeal to High Court

10 convicted so far in the health procurement scam of 2007-8

Procurement: After almost three years of court proceedings in connection with the health procurement scam, two of the four health officials appealed to the High Court last month after they were convicted for bribery and official misconduct.

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