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Tackling the arrival logjam at Paro airport

A joint investigation team has come up with a list of recommendations  Aviation: As part of an effort to prevent long queues of arriving passengers forming at Paro international airport, an investigation team has recommended that airlines only accept passengers travelling with a passport and also comply with a requirement to space out flights with […]

Initial audit unearths likely irregularities

Indications of misappropriation and embezzlement found in the accounts of both Dungsam Cement and Pemagatshel dzongkhag ACC/RAA: Finding indication of possible misappropriation and embezzlement amounting to the tune of Nu 13M (million) at the Dungsam Cement corporation limited (DCCL), the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) will continue to audit the country’s largest cement plant. This follows […]

Defense counsel labels DPT case ‘cantankerous litigation’

 Libel:Dasho Paljor J Dorji’s defense counsel rebutted Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) evidence, and submitted his evidence to prove his client’s comment on Facebook to be true, yesterday. Submitting his evidence to Thimphu district court’s bench V, the defence counsel moved the court to declare DPT’s suit as cantankerous litigation.

Prostitution racket busted in Phuentsholing

Crime: Prostitution is rampant in Phuentsholing, and those who run prostitution houses are mostly Indians from across the border. Eight Indians were arrested for prostitution-related cases in Phuentsholing.  Two prostitution promoters recently were granted bail of Nu 45,000. Two Indian sex workers are in custody still, and a Bhutanese man has also been charged with […]

Being responsible

Last week, a falling wall killed a municipal worker in Changzamtog, Thimphu. It was a freak accident. The incident could have become big news had media not resorted to the basest and meanest of the roles it could play. But a worker’s or dasho’s, human life is precious.

MoE’s reading mission

Schools maintain logbook to keep tab every month on number of books students read Education: If it turns out as planned, students across the country would have read at least a few thousands books by the end of this year. This reading mission of the education ministry began soon after His Majesty The King launched […]

Collapsed wall investigation still ongoing

Fatality: April 1, Changzamtog, Thimphu.  A wall collapsed on seventy-three-year-old Amrit Bhadur Rai.  Hours later, at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Amrit, a municipal worker with Thimphu thromde, was declared dead. Amrit and his friends were cleaning the drain below the wall when part of the wall came crashing down.

Saving the Golden Mahseer

A study of the endangered fish is currently on, using remote radio telemetry Conservation: Twenty golden mahseers have been surgically implanted with radio transmitters and released into the Drangmechu in the first research on the fish of the Himalayas. Using remote radio telemetry, the research will study the biological life of the endangered fish for […]

Bhutan jumps 46 places to reach 163 on FIFA ranking

Leap attributed to the recent victory over Sri-lanka Football: Bhutan is no more the lowest ranked footballing nation. After the memorable double victory in the two-legged encounter with Sri Lanka, Bhutan jumped 46 places from the bottom of the FIFA ranking to reach 163rd in the table. This is the highest ranking that the country […]

5,200 Chevrolet ultra-durable balls donated to BFF

Football: Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Asian Development Project (ADP) and One World Play Project (OWPP) together launched the ultra-durable soccer ball donation at the Changjiji football ground yesterday. A total of 5,200 Chevrolet balls were donated to BFF, to help encourage young football enthusiasts, and to develop football in the […]

PCAL in deep water?

In the recent past, Penden Cement Authority limited has seen a dip in its fortunes PCAL:The managing director of Penden Cement Authority limited (PCAL), (Dr) Jigme Singye, recently submitted his resignation to leave behind a company that’s beset by problems lately. The managing director didn’t comment on his resignation.

His Majesty appoints Cabinet Secretary and dzongdags

His Majesty the King yesterday granted dhar to appoint the Cabinet Secretary and the Trongsa and Gasa dzongdags. Government secretaries and dzongdags are appointed by His Majesty upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who receives nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission. Cabinet Secretary Kinzang Wangdi was the General Secretary of the National Assembly. […]

Uncorroborated testimonies before the court

Update: The four former members of the tender committee for the Lhakhang Karpo conservation project were not on the same page, when the Haa district court conducted a cross-examination hearing yesterday. Of the four, the former dzongkhag engineer (DE), Lhabchu, and project engineer, Tashi Gyeltshen, submitted that they informed the chairman, the then dzongda, of […]