• 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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Nu 1M reward for information on RICBL employee

It was increased from Nu 100,000 following an emergency board meeting yesterday Embezzlement:The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd. (RICBL) will pay Nu 1M (million) as reward for information that leads to the arrest of its employee who absconded after siphoning off Nu 91.605M.

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CBS questions credibility of reports

Survey: The Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS) has questioned the credibility of two recent reports that ranked Bhutan poorly when it comes to well being and moderately for happiness.

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Series of burglaries at NHDC colony

Crime: With almost all units reporting robbery last week, tenants of the old National Housing and Development Corporation (NHDC) colony in Samdrupjongkhar say the colony has become unsafe to stay in.

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No budget for voter education

As the commission’s proposal was not within the budgetary ceiling Election: The election commission’s proposal for a separate budget to carry out voter education programme was turned down and not included in the annual budget.

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Thromde asks Amochhu residents to vacate

But residents claim they have nowhere to go Housing: The settlers at Bangay bazaar along the Amochhu embankments in Phuentsholing, who were asked to vacate immediately may not leave the place anytime soon.

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Hotels strike off meat items during holy months

The initiative is to save lives and hoarding before the auspicious months begin Meat: To indirectly save the lives of animals every year as the auspicious months on the Bhutanese calendar approach, 67 hotels in Bumthang signed a petition to refrain from serving meat throughout these months.

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Surveillance for MERS to continue

Update: Bhutan’s surveillance for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS- CoV) will continue until the World Health Organisation (WHO) declares the situation safe, public health director Dr Pandup Tshering said.

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