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  • High Court convicts former minister

    Transporting private timber by using a pool vehicle while being a dzongdag was not an emergency but a violation of laws

    Judiciary: Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court’s Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to a year in prison for misusing the dzongkhag’s pool vehicle to transport private timber from Haa to Thimphu.

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We comedians work hard

SorabhQ&A: Sorabh Pant is the author of The Wednesday Soul and Under Delhi, and one of India’s most popular comedians with over nine hundred shows in forty cities and eleven countries. He is the founder of East India Comedy.

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Heavy rain cuts off Lhamoizingkha

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Road: For the last five days, Lhamoizingkha dungkhag has remained cut off from Phuentsholing and other parts of the country after the swollen Kalikhola stream at the border prevented vehicles from entering the dungkhag.

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Overwhelming turnout on first day of Mountain Echoes

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Lit fest: If Bhutan had a space programme, there would be no dearth of Bhutanese astronauts, going by the number of school students who raised their arms in response to a question by the children’s science author, Lucy Hawking, at the first session of the literary festival, Mountain Echoes, held at the Tarayana centre, yesterday.

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Wangdue behind 11th Plan target

The dzongkhag is behind in reducing infant and under-five mortality

MTR: Less than half of its 11th Plan activities have been completed in Wangduephodrang while it’s on track to achieve the remaining targets, according to reports from the dzongdag and the local government leaders yesterday during the mid term review (MTR).

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Parent assaults teacher

Crime: A parent of a middle secondary school student assaulted a high school’s expatriate teacher for allegedly molesting the student last week.

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Gewog clerks seek clarification on their status

Submits petition seeking clarity on post and entitlement

Petition: Gewog clerks or gaydrungs from across the country had submitted a petition to the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and the local government department last week seeking clarification on the status of their post and their entitlements.

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Project DANTAK blamed for drowning incident

Mishap: Villagers of Rongthong in Trashigang are asking compensation from project DANTAK after a nine-year old boy drowned in one of the pits the project had dug up and left open below the Draktsho vocational centre.

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Egg tray unit overwhelmed with demand

Besides producing about 4000 trays a day, unit cannot meet the demand

Egg: The Bhutan Youth Development Fund’s (YDF) egg tray-manufacturing unit in Bjemina produces about 3,500 to 4,000 trays a day, yet it is not enough to meet the demand of its sole retailer, Karma One-Stop shop.

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Doing mathematics is a very meditative process

Marcus Q&A: Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Fellow of New College. He is the author of The Music of the Primes, Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Symmetry, Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature and The Number Mysteries. He has presented numerous radio and TV series including The Story of Maths and The Code. He is a recipient of the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize (2009) and has also received an OBE for services to science (2010).

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My Country, My Town

  • Picture perfect: Make hay while the sun shines? Photo by Choidup Zangpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
  • No need to read between the lines: A message couldn’t be clearer than this display of sign language. Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi