• Only 2.5 percent of audit irregularities from 2010-2016 resolved 

    Despite the resolution of the past two sessions of the second Parliament to resolve pending irregularities between 2010 and 2016 by June 30 this year, only 2.5 percent of the total irregularities have been resolved. This according to the Public Accounts Committee is a consequence of inadequate actions taken by the concerned agencies to resolve their irregularities.

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Windstorm damages maize in Tsirang

Storm: A powerful windstorm hit Tsirang on Saturday. Almost 80 percent of maize field in the dzongkhag has been destroyed. Farmers are now worried about the maize seed for next year.

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Bhutanese speakers for Mountain Echoes 2015

HMHer Majesty The Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is the author of Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan and Of Rainbows and Clouds: The Life of Yab Ugyen Dorji as told to his Daughter.

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People of Wangchang and Hoongrel reject Parliament’s decision

LG: Following an instruction from the Speaker, deputy speaker Chhimi Dorji yesterday led a team of officials from the Works and Human Settlement Ministry (MoWHS), the Election Commission and Lamgong-Wangchang MP Khandu Wangchuk to Wangchang and Hoongrel gewogs of Paro to study the thromde boundary issue.

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For uniform application of laws

The Supreme Court has issued several orders to ensure justice is delivered 

Judiciary: Any aggrieved party, who is dissatisfied with the lower court’s verdict and had not been able to submit additional evidences during the court proceedings, can now submit new evidences and charges  to the first appeal court to conduct the de-novo trial (anew).

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How constituencies were named

Thromde: Gasa dzongkhag thromde’s Drey Chamsa constituency has no registered voters. This is not because the name of the constituency means “a place where ghost loiters.”

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Cabbies and dealer split the difference

All e-taxis can charge their cars for free at the dealer’s showroom until the five quick chargers are installed

E-Taxi: An agreement has been reached to settle months of disagreement between e-taxi drivers and the dealer of electric vehicle, Thunder Motors.

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Making good use of a problem

Waste: The biggest problem for the staff of the National Piggery Development Centre (NPDC) in Gelephu was the stench. It was so awful that staff sometimes skipped meals. But that was then.

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Tax exempted on books

Tax: Following an appeal from bookstore owners in Thimphu, the finance ministry has lifted both customs duty and sales tax for all books imported during 2015.

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