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Wild driving kills a Leopard cat

A female adult Leopard cat was found crushed on the expressway opposite to Samazingkha in Thimphu on June 21. The dead felid with its jaws crushed and major injuries on its head was first spotted by a Thimphu divisional forestry staff on the expressway when he went jogging early in …

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Rain, Rain go away, pray the Orongpas

While southern dzongkhags pray for rain, people in Orong would otherwise wish for the lack of it. The shopkeepers especially, are deeply worried about the road conditions which have worsened with the onset of monsoon. The 12 km stretch of farm road which connects Orong to the highway is in …

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Personnel management is reason number two for corruption

Of all the complaints Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) received so far, complaints on personnel management ranked second amongst nine areas of corruption, as stated in ACC Annual Report 2011. The agencies against which public complaints were lodged most frequently include local government, corporations, private sectors, ministries and dzongkhags. During the period …

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New orchid discovered

The entry of new record of Orchid species encountered in Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary has made Bhutan richer by one more plant species The new Orchid belongs to the species Bulbophyllum. The Orchid plant was discovered by a seven-member team which includes two visiting scientists Stig Dalstrom and Thomas Hoeijer, representatives …

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ACC’s mode of operation questioned by NA MPs

The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC)’s approach and manner to investigation of cases was deliberated at length in the National Assembly (NA). The Drametse-Ngatshang MP Ugyen Wangdi said from what he has gathered from the victims they felt that ACC investigations are not based on free and fair manner. MP Ugyen Wangdi …

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A steely-resolve to device an REDD+ strategy

An REDD+ section will be set up under the Watershed Management Division (WMD) as an immediate follow-up to the National Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The agriculture ministry is yet to approve the proposal. REDD is an effort to create a financial value for stored …

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Serial-rapists sentenced to 45 years and 17 years

Two men convicted for a string of late night gang rapes, robbery, criminal attempt to voluntary manslaughter, battery and consumption, and possession of controlled substance s appeared in the Thimphu District Court for the ultimate judgment yesterday. Tshering Dorji, a 26-year-old ex-soldier from Dogar under Paro dzongkhag was sentenced to …

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Child labor finds its way into Bhutan

Child labor is a regrettable-truth worldwide, and Bhutan is party to the social malaise with vey live statistics. A joint news release from the labor ministry and the UNICEF stated: “There are children in Bhutan, who are deprived of their fundamental rights and this requires attention.  Although, the scenario is …

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