• Trongsa Court orders Anti-Corruption Act amendment

    In the 3,767-page judgment Trongsa dzongkhag court passed in the land case between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the 10 defendants, the court pointed out anomalies in laws, particularly the Anti-Corruption Act and issued other directives.The court ruled that ACC and the Parliament should amend the Anti-Corruption Act to ensure the care and custody of immovable properties once ACC seizes it.

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Trashigang-Yadhi highway widening begins next month

Now that the DoR has completed the survey, Project DANTAK will take over the construction work Road: Widening work on the 49km Trashigang-Yadhi highway is slated to start by next month with survey work now completed. The highway is a part of the ongoing northern east-west highway widening project, which, …

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The Bhutanese roll of honours

From 1967 to date, a glittering array of awards have been conferred on meritorious individuals from all walks of life   COVER STROY: December 17, 2013, Changlingmethang national stadium, Thimphu.  It was a bright winter morning and the stadium was teeming with people, young and old, who had come to …

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Bardo Thoedrol

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Bardo Thoedrol is often translated as the Tibetan Book of Dead. It literally means ‘liberation through hearing about the bardo’, and bardo refers to the post-mortem intermediate state between this and next life. It is one of the most common books used in Bhutan …

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Being Content is True Wealth

YOUTH IN FOCUS: I have always strived to be a topper. I wanted a good job and a cool car. After graduating, I found a job with a high salary and soon I will buy a car. Suddenly, though, I feel empty. I feel that achieving my goals has not brought …

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National Honours (Decorations) and medals

1. Order of Druk Gyalpo  Honour for life achievement Breast Star:  80mm star constructed in four pieces: 1. Large ornate gold plated back plate 2. Enamelled border centre piece in orange enamel 3. Centre enamelled red 4. Royal Symbol The whole pinned through and the pins concealed with a centre …

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At cross purposes

While the govt. plans to cut down the number of gewogs, the Council has the opposite in mind Gewogs: The government’s plan to cut the number of gewogs by 57 has left the National Council (NC) in a dilemma, as to whether it should discuss the gewog bifurcation issue in …

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RICBL likely to cough up about Nu 10M in compensation

Windstrom: The April 4 windstorm is likely to cost the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan (RICBL) about Nu 10M (million), according to the preliminary damage estimates. RICBL’s executive director, Sonam Dorji, said the estimation could change once the damage assessment is complete.   The damage assessment began immediately after the windstorm …

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CSI grows by 21 percent

The number of cottage and small industries grew from 12,548 in 2013 to 15,193 Report: The growth in number of cottage and small industry (CSI) rebounded by 21 percent last year from negative growth of four percent in 2013, mainly driven by growth in the tourism and hotel sector. From …

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Picture story

Helping hand: Parents of children studying in the Mertsham early childhood centre, Kanglung help build a fence around the centre. (Photo Sangay Wangchuk, Kanglung)      

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Phobjikha plagued by erratic power supply

People still fall back on solar energy despite being on the grid since 2011 Electricity: Power supply in Phobjikha and Gangtey gewogs of Wangdue has been cut off for the last four days. Erratic power supply has remained a persistent problem for the two gewogs but, unlike in the past, …

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PM leaves for Sri Lanka tomorrow

On the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay will be on an official visit to Sri Lanka from tomorrow until April 11. A Memorandum of Understanding on Foreign Office Consultation will be signed between Bhutan and Sri Lanka during the visit. Sri Lanka will also gift the government …

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High Court accepts appellant’s petition

Red sander wood smuggler granted compoundable sentence of one year Smuggling: The high court’s (HC) bench II partially reversed the lower court’s ruling, and turned a non-compoundable sentence into compoundable prison terms of three years to one year in connection to the smuggling of red sander wood (Pterocarpus santalinus) across …

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