• More lapses surface in Amochhu dredging

    Amid an ongoing Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation into suspected corruption on the dredging of riverbed boulders from Amochhu in Phuentsholing, more issues have surfaced. One of the major lapses on part of Phuentsholing thromde (PT) was awarding the dredging works directly to the contractor without following due process. 

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Assam strikes

The Royal Bhutan Police has announced that there will be strikes in Chirang and Kokrajhar districts, Assam today for 12 hours. The strike is called by AKRSU (Rajbhonshi). On December 16, ABSU has called a strike for 24 hours.

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Sex tourism, an emerging vulnerablity

Although no figures are available, the trend is reported to be rampant in the industry

Report: Bhutan is slowly emerging as a destination for sex with tourists from the West and the sub-continent looking for young girls and boys in Bhutan.

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Corruption prosecution rate impressive

But if ACC’s backlog cases were cleared, the OAG would be unable to effectively prosecute all  ACC: The Transparency International (TI) a civil society that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption in international development has commended Bhutan for its high rate of 92 percent in prosecution of corruption cases.

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“Returning to RMA is a homecoming”

Kuensel’s reporter Tshering Dorji caught up with new governor of the central bank, Dasho Penjore. An excerpt from the interview.

Q&A: What is your first order of business?

One man can’t do everything on his own, so i have to depend on members of the institution.

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Packaged tshog offerings on the decline

Wrong timing from waste collectors is reported to hamper effective waste management 

Environment: Over 325 metric tonnes (MT) of waste, about 47 truck loads were collected during the 108 cleaning campaigns across the country that the Clean Bhutan project conducted last year.

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EU recognizes Bhutan’s leadership in climate change efforts

COP21: The European Union (EU) has recognised Bhutan’s leadership role and the “extraordinary ambition” in addressing climate change efforts with a signing of the “Declaration European Union” for cooperation in Climate Action and Energy” in L”e Bourget, Paris yesterday.

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