Saturday , October 10 2015

Breaking News
  • Regional aviation body to move to Bhutan

    The presence of the body is expected to boost the country’s poor aviation oversight capabilities

    Aviation: In what is being deemed a major achievement for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the office of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme – South Asia (COSCAP-SA), responsible for improving the safety oversight capability of member states, among others, will be based in Bhutan from next year.

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Court opens JPLP to business

ACC cautions that such act should not let people to perceive leniency in the rule of law

ACC: The Phuentsholing dungkhag court has produced a court order stating that Jatan Prasad Lal Chand Prasad (JPLP) departmental store can operate its business starting September 17, the same day its owner Lal Chand was released on bail.

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PM in Luxembourg


Diplomacy: Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay, who was on a working visit to Luxembourg, met the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, yesterday.

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No space for a third telecom operator

ICT: While the Bhutan Telecommunications and Broadband policy, approved by the cabinet earlier this year, opens the market for a third telecommunications company, it is unlikely that more competition will be introduced.

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18 months for trading fake INR notes

Crime:  The Gelephu dungkhag court sentenced three non-Bhutanese to one and a half year non-compoundable prison term each last week for trying to exchange counterfeit Indian currency in July this year.

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USD 95,000 seized at airport, four arrested

Crime: In the largest foreign currency bust at Paro international airport, around Nu 6.3 million or a little more than USD 95,000 worth of foreign currencies were seized from four Bangkok-bound Bhutanese men on Saturday.

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Engineers leaving not a worrying issue: PM

Instead, the PM said, it’s a sign of private sector development 

HR: Although it was a concern, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay clarified that engineers leaving the civil service to join the private sector is an indication of private sector development and not a worrying issue.

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My Country, My Town

  • Flower petsWith a little imagination (as shown here), a lot of stuff can be put to use and not laid to waste. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel
  • Sign out: As the road’s been dug up, it’s going to be a go-slow zone with or without the warning Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu