Contestant to challenge Zomdu results

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Thromde: Phuentsholing Maed new thrompon contestant Tandin Wangchuk lost the seat to former Thrompon Tsheten Dorji and is filing a complaint to the Election Commission of Bhutan dispute settlement committee today.

80 houses confirmed damaged in Lunana

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Disaster: The December 26 windstorm has affected the roofs of 80 houses including three government structures in Thanza, Toenchay and Tshojong villages of Lunana gewog in Gasa.

More than 300 drop out from employment programme

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Employment: Of the total 4,765 jobseekers placed under different employment schemes under the Guaranteed Employment Programme (GEP) of the labour ministry, 331 of them had withdrawn from the programmes by end of last month.

Sarpang court directs OAG to move motion for amendment

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Penal Code: The need to amend the consensual sex provision in the penal code has surfaced again with the Sarpang dzongkhag court directing the Office of the Attorney General to move the motion on a specific age of consent.

Frisking at border gate should be stopped: Thuemis

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Thromde: Of the many recommendations submitted by the Thromde Thuemis of Samdrupjongkhar yesterday, one was of particular interest to travellers entering the dzongkhag.

Judges call for vital amendment

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We all live under the rule of law. The purpose simply is that our rights are protected and other’s respected. Sometimes the best law vetted through a rigid process of legislation could leave room for improvement when it is implemented on the ground.

Population and housing census next May

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Survey: About 64 National Statistics Bureau (NSB) officials and temporary staff are going across the four thromdes listing houses and establishments preparing for the population and housing census of Bhutan (PHCB 2016) in May next year.

Revised immigration rules not justified: hoteliers

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Hospitality: The minimum qualification and cooling off period for expatriates that the revised immigration rules mandate will only worsen the existing labour issues that hotels in the country face, say hoteliers.

The last of the Chonduri singers

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Tradition: Be it gewog or private festivals, consecration of a new house or any type of celebratory event in the village, it would be incomplete without the "chonduri" singers of Choekhorling gewog.

Bhutan loses to Bangladesh 3-0

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SAFF: Bhutan’s national football squad ended their last international match of the year with a 3-0 defeat in the hands of the 2003 SAFF champions Bangladesh at the Trivandrum International Stadium in Kerala, India yesterday.

Strokes becoming endemic in Bhutan

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Health: The 51-year-old woman who was recently airlifted from Khomsar in Zhemgang after she suffered a stroke is in intensive care unit at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital.

HC reverses decision on inheritance case

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Verdict: Reversing the trial court’s verdict, the High Court declared the final inheritance settlement agreement (FISA) drawn in 2007 between the two brothers of Tashi Group of Companies (TGC), Tobgyal Dorji and Wangchuk Dorji, and their half brother Kazi Ugyen Dorji as invalid.

Four candidates to contest P/ling thrompon post

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Election: Preparing to resign today and then attend the zomdu (meeting) for candidate nomination later in the afternoon, Phuentsholing thrompon Tsheten Dorji was a relaxed man until yesterday evening.