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A DECADE OF LOVE

By Rinchen Dorji Ten years ago, on October 13, 2011, Bhutan witnessed one of the most historic milestones in our modern history –His Majesty The King wed commoner Jetsun Pema – the fairytale had begun then. The union of these two souls permeates even more significance in our historical perspective as it would ensure the continuity of the Wangchuck lineage, …

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OAG records marginal increase in number of cases

By Tashi Namgyal Thimphu The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) received as many as 1060 cases in general in 2020, witnessing a marginal increase of 120 cases compared with the previous year. The OAG radiated positivity simultaneously as the number of crimes against womenalso dropped significantly. The Office received five case reports involving thirteen individuals from the Anti-Corruption Commission …

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His Majesty At The Forefront Again

By Phurpa Wangmo His Majesty The King visited Lunana this week, and granted Lagthram to the 191 households who are receiving Land Kidu in Goenshari, Punakha. A statement from the Royal Office for Media (ROM) stated that His Majesty The King granted Khimsa land Kidu to people of Lunana in Goenshari, to ensure that they have safe and comfortable winter …

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First ever solar-power project solely executed by locals

By Phurpa Wangmo In the very first of its kind, the 180 kilowatt solar plant at Ruebisa in Wangdue was solely executed by local contractors and no foreigner’s specialist were involved in the project. The supply, installation and commissioning of the pilot solar project was supposed to be completed within four months. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and recurrent …

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Corruption Watch: Clamping down fake TA/DA and mileage claims

By Tandin Wangchuk While fixing of accountability is crucial for treatment and prevention of corruption, the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) states there are some agencies who have not taken appropriate actions against individuals involved in corrupt practices. This, the Authority say, is one of the biggest impediments to fighting corruption in the country. While the actions to be taken solely …

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RAA to tighten the noose on corruption

The increasing incidences of fraud and corruption, and subsequent handling of corruption charges by agencies has prompted RAA to clamp down hard on perpetrators By Chimi Wangmo Over the recent years, the Royal Audit Authority has reported increasing trend of unresolved irregularities in their Annual Audit Reports. Just in the span of past four years the Authority reported cases of …

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The Unseen Walls Along the Boulder Trade Route

Bhutanese boulders bound for Bangladesh gets a stone-cold welcome along Indian Territories By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu Boulder exports from Bhutan to Bangladesh, one of the chief natural resources the two countries share, have to go through a long bumpy ride along Indian highways. The growing export of Bhutanese boulders to Bangladesh has faced some problems recently while crossing the Indian Territory. …

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dis-Ability with traits to lead

Five persons living with disabilities come forward as aspiring local leaders for the third LG elections By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­For the first time, two male and three female persons living with disabilities formed the cohort of 2,195 eligible citizens who sat for the Functional Literacy Test (FLT) conducted by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) ahead of the Local Government …

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