• Issues that render LGs ineffective

    Limited understanding of the roles of local governments (LGs) at the local level and lack of LG administrations’ capacity to implement decisions have affected the effective functioning of Dzongkhag Tshogdus (DTs) and Gewog Tshogdes (GTs), a study has revealed.

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ACC releases three BNBL officials

The supervisor’s transfer was extended to six months on family grounds 

Embezzlement: The three Bhutan National Bank Ltd (BNBL) officials who the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) detained for interrogation in connection to the embezzlement of the Nu 91.6 million (M) were released last week.

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B-Wallet strikes again

Another incident affects Bank of Bhutan account holders

ICT: Many customers who attempted to avail a Bhutan Telecom (BT) promotion last week did not receive the requested top-ups nor the 40 percent bonus but still had their accounts deducted.

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High Court adjourns for investigation

Former project manager admitted to creating fake muster rolls for the sake of the Lhakhang Karpo project and not for his personal gain 

Update: The former Lhakhang Karpo project manager admitted to creating fake muster rolls to use the money for other activities of the project and not for his personal gain, while rebutting against the Office of the Attorney General’s appeal in the High Court yesterday.

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Aggrieved villagers say road widening wasn’t necessary

Farm Road: Farm road widening work at Babigakha village in Punakha has left six affected households unhappy and are holding the gewog’s mangmi, Bago Dorji, responsible. They say that the widening work was carried out to purposefully cause problem for them.

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3D colour coded driving licences launched

A Taxi Operating Permit was also introduced besides designating colours to differentiate the licence holders  

RSTA: Starting today, driving licences for the public, taxi drivers and commercial drivers will be differentiated by their colours.

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Follow due process for criminal cases: High Court

Overturning the lower court’s ruling, the HC stated that prosecuting agencies should charge all criminal cases

Judiciary: The High Court recently overturned the lower court’s rulings on two cases pertaining to the 12 flat buyers and have set aside 66 years of imprisonment unless the defendant, real estate developer Dechen Tshering is charged through a criminal process.

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Buried bodies yet to be retrieved

Update: Economic affairs minister, Norbu Wangchuk said an investigation would be launched into the landslide in Mangdechu hydropower project (MHP), which buried five workers on August 14.

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Barshong people’s first meeting with PM

Visit: As a pilot project, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay committed to install a kilometer of electric fencing to address human wildlife conflict for the people of Barshong and Goserling gewogs in Tsirang yesterday.

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More participants for Her Expression

Exhibition: Forty-eight female artists from diverse occupations, backgrounds and age showcased their talents through an art exhibition titled ‘Her Expression’ yesterday in Thimphu.

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All children should have access to science: Lucy Hawking

Lucy-HawkingQ&A: Lucy Hawking is an author and the original creator of the George Greenby books, a series of adventure stories which aim to explain complex science to a young audience through dramatic storytelling. She has also written two books for adults - Jaded and Run for your Life. Lucy spent a year as Distinguished Writer in residence at the Origins Project, ASU where she was also Visiting International Scholar at the Institute of Humanities Research.

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