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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 foreignerโ€™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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