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  • SC orders judges to use discretion…

    ... while interpreting the compensatory damages clause in the Penal Code

    Penal Code: Judges around the country can use their discretion in applying the amended section 39 of the Penal Code of Bhutan in matters of compensatory damages.

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Urban tax revision under consideration

A move aimed at enabling class ‘A’ thromdes to be self-sustainable Township: To meet at least some portion of the current expenditure and enable class ‘A’ thromdes to be financially independent, a possibility of revising urban taxes is being looked into. A task force to review the 1992 taxation policy ...

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Bangkok referral fund ball in OAG court

The misappropriation first came to light in 2011 due to huge outstanding bills with some hospitals there Embezzlement: Following more than four years of investigation on the misappropriation of referral funds by the former head of chancery at the Bhutanese embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, the case is now with the ...

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Ambassadors present credentials to HM, call on PM

Diplomacy: The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Bhutan, Tomasz Łukaszuk and the Ambassador of Egypt to Bhutan, Hatem Elsayed Mohamed Tageldin presented credentials to His Majesty the King yesterday at the Tashichhodzong. His Majesty the King also granted an audience to the Ambassadors after the credentials ceremony. Later, ...

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Food Matters: Students of Gyalpoizhing Higher Secondary School in Mongar catch up over a meal of rice and chickpeas during their lunch break. Schools have however already complained that the centralsied procurement system has not helped them feed better meals to students.    

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Airlines, passengers affected by Kathmandu airport closure

Aviation: Almost 250 Drukair and Bhutan Air (Tashi Air) passengers were affected as a result of the closure of Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan international airport on Wednesday. The airport was closed after a Turkish Airlines aircraft, carrying 224 passengers, skidded off the runway on landing and ended up on the adjacent grass ...

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Land transfers can begin in Trashigang

Lagthram:  With the issuance of new lagthrams (land ownership certificate) to the remaining 10 gewogs in Trashigang, land transactions can now occur in the dzongkhag after being withheld for more than four years. The land records office issued 15,466 of 15,862 new lagthrams to landowners by mid-February. The pending 396 ...

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22 cows killed in gutted Tomla farmhouse

Fire: About 22 cows were killed, when a fire gutted the three-storied traditional house in Tomla village in Dangchu, Wangdue around 11:30pm on March 4. 25 cows were kept in the ground floor, and three managed to escape during the fire.  Eight were pregnant. A couple, 66-year old Wangdi and ...

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Possible foundations’ tie-up in Monpa cause

Tarayana: The founder and president of the Tribal Trust Foundation, USA, Barbara Savage, and her colleagues Kelly Burke and Nancy McGrath donated Nu 250,000 to support Tarayana Foundation’s social impact initiatives. The group, during their visit to the country, discussed possible collaboration between the two foundations, including partnership to support ...

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The Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale yesterday handed over a cheque of Nu 6.97 million to the Royal Civil Service Commission Chairperson, Karma Tshiteem, for the Nehru-Wangchuk Scholarship Scheme (NWSS). The Nehru-Wangchuk Scholarship Scheme was instituted on June 19, 2009 with a signing of a MoU. The MoU’s duration ...

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GoI hikes aid to Bhutan

Bhutan’s share of assistance this year comprises 63 percent of total grants and loans  Budget: The government of India (GoI) has significantly increased the financial aid package to Bhutan to Rs 61.6 billion in its annual budget for 2015-16 presented in the Indian parliament last week. This is an increase ...

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No Parking: To avoid congestion and allow easy thoroughfare for ambulances, the JDWNRH, starting yesterday stopped allowing vehicles to park in the emergency department premises                                               

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My Country, My Town

  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu
  • Nipped in the bud: Whatever plant there once was in that pot has long ceased to exist and there’s the reason why Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu
  • Canine comfort zone: Man’s best friend in his master’s best chair Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu