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Civil servants in Khatoe Gewog Gasa want Altitude Allowance

The Gasa Dzongkhag Tshogdu intends to propose to the home ministry that civil servants posted in Gasa’s Khatoe gewog also be paid high altituted allowance. According to existing civil service rules, civil servants working in places above 3000 metres are admissible to a high altitude allowance of Nu 3,000 a …

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Lyonchhen tours Trongsa, Trashiyangtze and Trashigang

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Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay completed the gewog tour for Trongsa Dzongkhag today after visiting Korphu gewog today afternoon. Talking to the people of Korphu gewog, Lyonchhen highlighted about the importance of health and education . Lyonchhen explained that the free health services provided should be efficiently used and urged the people to complete …

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Local leaders want age of sexual consent to be lowered

A few local leaders have suggested changing the legal age for consensual sexual relations and marriage from 18 years to 15 or 16 years. Local leaders say that in the villages it’s common for consensual relationships to occur much before the legal age and when legal provisions of statutory rape …

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Sarpang Dzong construction delayed

The construction of the Sarpang Dzong, supposed to begin in January, has been delayed by two months because of minor changes in the design plan say project officials. The Nu 1 billion construction project is funded by the government of India. “Though the change is minor, the consultant has asked …

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Monetary and Matrimonial cases top the list

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According to the annual judiciary report, amongst the twenty Dzongkhag Courts, Thimphu with five benches has the highest number of cases registered with 1,696 and also with highest numbers of cases decided with 1,491 cases, followed by Wangdue Phodrang with 502 cases. Gasa Dzongkhag court has the lowest with 33 …

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Two men arrested

Two men aged 25 and 45 are being held for further investigation by the Thimphu police after they were caught with a stash of prescription drugs. The men were arrested on the afternoon of February 7 by a Thimphu police crack down team. Police seized from them 3 bottles of Corex …

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Melbourne case a matter of great shame: Prime Minister

During the 29th Meet the Press session yesterday in Thimphu, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay minced no words saying the invasion of privacy of two Bhutanese women in Melbourne who were allegedly filmed by their housemate while taking shower was a matter of great shame. “The police in Melbourne are prosecuting …

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