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  • High Court convicts former minister

    Transporting private timber by using a pool vehicle while being a dzongdag was not an emergency but a violation of laws

    Judiciary: Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court’s Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to a year in prison for misusing the dzongkhag’s pool vehicle to transport private timber from Haa to Thimphu.

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SAARC focuses on SDF

Meeting: The SAARC Development Fund Governing Council met in Kathmandu, Nepal following the SAARC finance secretaries and ministers meeting on August 19 and 20 respectively.

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Sixth edition of Mountain Echoes ends


 Lit fest: The sixth edition of the literary festival, Mountain Echoes, concluded on Saturday with Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck speaking about her book, Dochula: A Spiritual Abode, which was launched at the festival, and His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, to whom this year’s festival was dedicated.

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Filling the gaps of those on studies

To provide services to villagers, local leaders in Wangdue ask for replacement of officials who are away on studies

DT: Local leaders in Wangdue have requested the government to provide replacement for gewog extension and administration officers when they leave for studies, and to also depute gewogs with RNR staff separately.

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Runaway detainee caught in Tsirang

Crime: Two days after he managed to escape from the detention centre, Damphu police and volunteers on August 21 caught the 43-year-old man, who has been accused of rape of a child below 18 years.

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Retaining wall collapses in TMSS


Monsoon: Just when the football match was getting intense, a sizable portion of the retaining wall of Trashigang middle secondary school’s football pitch collapsed on August 22.

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RICBL heads accused of mismanagement

An anonymous letter has been sent to the ACC and the company’s board 

Grievances: Accusing the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) management of lapses, misuse of authority and favoritism, an anonymous letter has been sent to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) seeking investigation.

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Farm products at CFM safe: BAFRA


Tests confirm that the rumours of fruits and vegetables containing pesticides are untrue

Food: Allaying rumours of adulterated fruits and vegetables being sold in the centenary farmers market, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) confirmed through tests that the products were free of pesticides and safe for consumption.

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Tourism policy under review

The policy will also cover regional tourists that is increasing by the day

Tourism: To address emerging challenges and trends in the tourism industry, a team from the World Bank is reviewing Bhutan’s tourism policy.

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My Country, My Town

  • Picture perfect: Make hay while the sun shines? Photo by Choidup Zangpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
  • No need to read between the lines: A message couldn’t be clearer than this display of sign language. Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi