Kuenzang Choden

RICBL suspect false claims from earthquake-insured customers

It has been nine months since the September 18 earthquake last year, and insurance claims still pour-in at the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd  (RICBL). The insurance office is highly suspicious there could be claims which would not necessarily be from those affected. The RICBL received 404 claims amounting …

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NLC clarifies land qualms in NA

The National Assembly (NA) in its course of discussion about formation of a special land committee had derided the roles and responsibilities of organizations relative to land and land issues. The Wangduephodrang MP Passang Thrinlee said independent bodies like Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and others …

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To lend international standards and Legal basis for Nangdrig

Legal guidelines, proper procedures, code of ethics and legal basis need to be laid down for the age-old practice by local leaders to mediate disputes (Nangdrig) in Bhutan. A non-government body called the Bhutan Alternative Resolution Center will be established just for the purpose. The economic affairs minister, Khandu Wangchuk …

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Records to ashes

The Wangdue dzong fire left behind ashes of documents from numerous offices located inside the Dzong. Although much of it can be retrieved, officials say most important documents are lost forever. One of the sector head said the toughest job after the fire is for the finance and the engineering …

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The wildlife corridor remains

Iron posts which enclose the Jigmeling Industrial Estate can be considered good news for the conservation sector because it will protect the important elephant corridor in Dolongang. The demarcation will also ensure that the more than 150 acres of area does not fall under the new boundary that is being …

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Prime Minister meets Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao

According to a Press Release issued by the Prime Minister’s office, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley met the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on 21st June 2012 at the sidelines of the Rio summit. The release from the Prime Minister’s office said, “The meeting carries great historic significance as it marks the …

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