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73-year-old man arrested for child molestation

A formal complaint has been lodged with the Wangduephodrang police station against a 73-year-old man accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl since last year. This has also raised the issue on what defines molestation as the Penal Code of Bhutan merely states the crime as “the offence of molestation.” According …

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Recommendations for an improved Civil Service

The civil service system in Bhutan still follows the traditional model, and not the performance system, says a senior analyst of QED presenting his doctoral thesis paper on “Civil Service Reforms in a New Era of Governance in Bhutan,” on May 8 at Hotel Phuntsho Pelri, Thimphu. The event called …

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PM meets the Ambassadors of EU, Austria, Poland and Ireland

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with H.E. Mr. Joao Gomes Cravinho, Ambassador of European Union, along with the Polish, Austrian and Irish ambassadors at Dochula on 30th April. Welcoming the Ambassadors to Bhutan, Lyonchhen commended Ambassador Cravinho for his efforts in organizing the first ever such familiarization visit …

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Bhutan could be a role model in combating climate change

Using electric transportation, both private and public, is expected to bring down carbon emission It is a known fact that Bhutan is highly vulnerable to climate change. The melting of Himalayan glaciers are already underway causing Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) and affecting the water supply in Bhutan. There are …

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Gup and gang allegedly batter villager over water source

Lhakpa Tamang, 28, is recovering from the injuries inflicted on him after the Tading Gup and his four staff allegedly assaulted him on the evening of April 9 at his village in Samtse. The incident happened after he along with the parents and younger brother was called to the gewog …

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10 monks fall sick as food poisoning is suspected

Ten monks of Kharchu Dratshang in Bumthang rushed to Bumthang hospital after suffering from symptoms of food poisoning on April 15. The first case was reported at around 1 am in the morning on the day and followed by nine other cases later in the day. Bumthang hospital said, “Our …

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17-year-old kills uncle out of frustration

Afight over Nu 500 between the two cousins led to the killing of a 53-year-old man in the evening of April 16 at Dongkopji of Kazi gewog under Wangduephodrang. On that unfortunate evening, the two cousins had a verbal argument over Nu 500. The 17-year- old boy had borrowed Nu …

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PM signs performance agreements with Wangdue and trongsa dzongdags

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay signed the GPMS Performance Agreements with Wangdue Phodrang and Trongsa Dzongkhags on 7th April. Lyonchhen reiterated that the performance agreements meant that the Dzongkhags would be able to identify and evaluate their performances by the end of the fiscal yearJuly 1, 2014–June 30, 2015. …

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Lottery business to start soon

The Finance Minister, Namgay Dorji, at the press meet yesterday, said there are serious complications involved with the third countries to restart lottery business. However, the ministry is working on ways to resolve the issues. The launch of lottery business aims to gain rupee flow in country, at a time …

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