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Thimphu tops number of court cases

There was an increase of 5,870 registered cases across the country, an increase by 40.12% The highest number of court cases was recorded in the capital last year, followed by Phuntsholing and Paro, as per the Annual Report of the Judiciary, 2013. While 1,054 cases were brought forward from 2012, …

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Gamblers arrested

A majority of the lot comprised of civil servants The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in Wangduephodrang have arrested 23 people in the last few months for the offence of gambling that included mainly civil servants, private employees, and businessmen. RBP has informed the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) of cases …

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TashiCell goes 3G

Catching up with arch rival B-mobile, TashiCell on December 3 launched Third Generation (3G) mobile wireless network in the capital. TashiCell’s chairperson Wangchuk Dorji said his company was delighted to inform the clients that it has crossed yet another milestone on its journey towards providing efficient and reliable means of …

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Police await DNA reports to nab suspects

The family members of the 13-year-old girl who was brutally raped and murdered in Sarpang on April 12 this year are still awaiting justice. Sarpang police are waiting for the DNA report due from Kolkata where samples of blood and stains collected from the crime scene were sent in May. …

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Stakeholders meet to list necessary amendments to the law

The landlords outnumbered tenants at the consultation meet House owners in the capital turned up in hordes, with maximum attendance, to voice out issues at a meeting initiated by the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) in collaboration with Thimphu Thromde to garner feedback for revision of the Tenancy …

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346 HIV cases in total

Arelease by the Health Ministry found 25 new HIV cases in the last six months. This would mean that the total aids cases now goes up to 346 of which 173 are male and 173 are female. Of the numbers so far 84 are unemployed, 57 are farmers, 52 are …

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Machiavelli was right

The shocking lesson isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care You remember the photograph: President Obama hunched in a corner of the Situation Room with his national-security staff, including Hillary Clinton with a hand over her mouth, watching the live feed from the compound in Pakistan …

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Engaging with the public

One of the many ways the government interacts with the general public is through its ‘Meet-the-People’ program initiated after it took up office in August. Meet-the-People program is a feedback and public grievance redressal system where the people can directly meet the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Ministers, without seeking …

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18th India House Golf Tournament concludes

His Royal Highness Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck and Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay graced the prize distribution ceremony of the India House Golf tournament 2013 on November 10. The tournament was organized at the India House Golf Club, Thimphu, over a period of five days from November 5 to 9 to commemorate …

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