DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Fuel imports keep going up

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The import of fuel grew from Nu. 7.963 bn in 2015 to Nu. 8.977 bn in 2016 from, with a growth of approximately 13 percent. Petrol import increased by almost 2 percent in 2016 as compared to the previous year. In 2016, 359.60 million litres of petrol was imported, up …

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Seven bear attacks since 2016

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Seven people were mauled by bears since 2016 according to records maintained by the forest department. The victims suffered major face disfigurement and eye damage. According to research the majority of black bear attacks tend to be motivated by hunger rather than territoriality, and thus victims have a higher probability …

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Man commits suicide in Gelephu

Medical professionals have ruled out foul play in the death of a 33-year-old man from Jigmecholing who was found hanging in his room on the morning of October 2. He had used his kera (traditional cloth belt) to hang from a ceiling beam 10 feet from the floor. Police believe …

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High Court to decide on admitting DNT’s case or not

The High Court conducted the show cause hearing on the writ of mandamus petition filed against the PDP government by the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) for the alleged illegal and unconstitutional implementation of the tax alteration. The show cause hearing was conducted by seven judges on September 25. At the show cause hearing the …

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