Sunday , September 25 2016
  • Responsible media crucial to public perception of judiciary: CJ

    The recently released Judicial Integrity Scan 2015 report recommends several ways to improve understanding between the media and judiciary

    Law and Media: The judiciary’s relations with the media has proved increasingly delicate and complex, the Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk said recently during the launch of a report on the judiciary.

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Latest News

Chukha’s lone woman gup contestant

LG: Leela Thapa, 27, is Chukha’s only woman gup candidate.

She will contest against the former gup in Sampheling gewog in the upcoming Local Government (LG) election on September 27.

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The long wait for space

Cooperative: Despite the dzongkhag’s assurance to allot it with a space to construct a sales counter a year ago, a dairy cooperative in Punakha is still using a rented place to sell their products.

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Campaign language becomes a problem for voters

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Around 25 villagers attended the common forum held in Maan-Tshelingkhor chiwog in Zobel gewog

LG: The voters of Maan-Tshelingkhor chiwog in Zobel gewog looked lost when their gewog’s gup, mangmi and tshogpa candidates started delivering their pledges in Dzongkha during the first common forum.

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Tunnel opening time extended for elections

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At least for a week in the run up to local government elections  Roads: The second election coordination meeting for the second phase of the local government (LG) elections in Trongsa, decided to keep the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority’s (MHPA) head race tunnel open to traffic for a week leading up to elections.

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PDP nominates north Thimphu candidate

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By-election: Tshering, 36, from Taba in Mewang gewog, Thimphu was nominated as the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate from north Thimphu for the by-election in October.

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Boundary pillars handed over to local authorities

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Border: After completion of repair and reconstruction works, 48 Bhutan-India boundary pillars along the border under the Chukha-Alipurduar segment of the Bhutan-West Bengal sector were handed over to local authorities of Bhutan and India yesterday.

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LG battle begins in Haa

Candidates Phub Dema and Sonam Wangchuk share a moment with voters in Katsho

LG: It is a battle of experience in Eusu gewog and optimism of the newbies in Katsho gewog in Haa. The aspiring candidates began their campaign on September 5.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu