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High Court accepts appellant’s petition

Red sander wood smuggler granted compoundable sentence of one year Smuggling: The high court’s (HC) bench II partially reversed the lower court’s ruling, and turned a non-compoundable sentence into compoundable prison terms of three years to one year in connection to the smuggling of red sander wood (Pterocarpus santalinus) across …

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First of its kind gate in Nganglam

Gate: Construction of international border gate in Nganglam Dungkhag began yesterday with salang tentrel  (groundbreaking ceremony). The integrated border gate, which is the first of its kind in the country, stands between Nganglam and Assam State of India. The border gate is scheduled to be complete within 30 months.

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Challenge 60- Sixty

Race: Project Dantak in collaboration with Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) will be organising the 5th open mountain bike race on April 19 to commemorate its 54th Raising Day in Bhutan. Unlike in the past, this year the racers will be covering a total distance of 120 Kilometers, 20 kilometers more …

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Carbon trade market has ‘essentially collapsed’

Bhutan may not earn its due from rural electrification, a registered CDM project Climate: All is not rosy about selling the country’s carbon credits that it generates from clean energy. Bhutan might have to wait until the new climate change agreement is signed in Paris this December, to trade its …

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Third body recovered at accident site

Kamji: Following a rigorous two days search, police officials, with the help of army and desuups, recovered the body of the third man who had died in the Kamji car accident on March 29. The team had recovered two bodies on April 5, and a search was still on for …

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Progress assessment complete, compensation yet to start

After the cabinet’s termination of contract work on sections of the Dalbari-Dagapela road  MoWHS: Engineers from the ministry of works and human settlement will complete the assessment of the terminated works of the Dalbari-Dagapela road and submit a report this week. The cabinet terminated contract works on two of the three …

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Thimphu thromde to introduce online services

 G2C: In what should ease obtaining Thimphu thromde services, at least 10 of its services will become available online, shortly. The services deal with water supply, like acquiring a new connection, building construction, and sewage, among others. While the services were already developed there were not operationalised.

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Singing Google Apps’s praises

Except for the exception that proves the rule, the software has benefitted all on board  E-Governance: Tenzin Yuden started her civil service career on a typewriter.  There was no such thing as the internet then. Today, the personal assistant to the information and communications minister is one of more than …

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Picture story

The Ambassador of Denmark to Bhutan Freddy Svane called on Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay last week in Thimphu.                                                               

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A legacy of botched abortions in border towns

A spate of such cases raises the legalisation issue among medical personnel Abortion: Against the doctor’s advice and fearing that bleeding during pregnancy would result in conceiving a deformed baby, a woman from Gomtu earlier this year aborted her foetus in the Indian border town of Jaigoan. Before going across …

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Promised road fails to materialise

Roads: Villagers of Selchenmo and Hyla in Wangphu, Samdrupjongkhar heard that they would be connected by road.  So they formed vegetable cooperatives.  But the road never came. And now the farmers of the two villages say politicians, who promised them the road, lied to them.  They grow vegetables in abundance …

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Principal and whistleblower punished

While the first was found guilty of a slew of charges, the latter has been indicted for dereliction of duty Update: The principal of Ura middle secondary school (UMSS) Tshering Neema was transferred to Wangduecholing lower secondary school, after the dzongkhag administration found him guilty of illegal unauthorised expenditure, abuse …

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