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Track suit rule to be reviewed says Thrompon

Amid a barrage of criticism from parents, students, and schools, the Thimphu Thrompon Kinley Dorjee said that Thimphu Thromde would once again review the tracksuit notification. He said that if the issues raised by the schools and parents cannot be addressed then the Thromde may even overturn the entire order. …

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Govt corporations fail to implement maternity leave

A committee comprising representatives from government, private and corporate sectors, formed earlier this year, will review the maternity and paternity leave for all corporate and private organizations. The second committee meeting, coordinated by labour ministry, was held on Wednesday, where the members explored the matter and presented recommendations received from …

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ACC reviews National Film Award documents

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has started collecting and reviewing documents and criteria related to the National Film Awards. This is after the film director Karma Lhatrul Rinpoche filed a complaint of corruption and collusion against the Bhutan Film Association (BFA) with the ACC last week in relation to the …

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Man arrested for rape and murder of 19 year old


Gomtu police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman on March 1, 2017. An employee of Penden Cement in Gomtu, Sukman  Gurung from Phuntshopelri, was arrested on March 10. The deceased was a temporary employee in a private company. The mother …

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ACC complaint filed against National Film Awards


The 16th National Film Awards has come in for high controversy with a film director Karma Lhatrul Rinpoche, filing a complaint of corruption and collusion against the Bhutan Film Association (BFA) with the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC). The controversy centers on the selection of the best films category, whose top …

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