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Deliberation on ACC (Amendment) Bill gathers steam

By Tandin Wangchuk The Good Governance Committee this week presented the new subsection under section 119 of the Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Bill to the National Assembly in the ongoing parliament session. During the discussion, a few members raised their concerns about the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) investigating corruption cases at the behest of …

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ACC withdraws probe into alleged gypsum export operation

By Sonam Choki The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has stated that it finds no evidence to indicate collusion and undue price fixing in the export of gypsum case that surfaced recently in Samdrupjongkhar. The ACC had initiated investigation after it received a complaint, via email on 20 December 2020, against Mr. Kumar Pradhan, Marketing Specialist and Mr. Sangay Rinzin, Director …

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The pros and cons of free education

With a lot of people advocating for free education for all, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of access to free basic education. All stakeholders should be asking themselves if free education is working for the kids of a nation or if it would be better to have parents pay for it. Some of the concerns around …

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Most sectors records huge slump

By Chimi Wangmo The agriculture sector remains the only sector unaffected by the pandemic. Agriculture, livestock, and forestry remains unaffected by the pandemic as the focus has been to ensure uninterrupted food supply under the ECP. Various initiatives like the buy-back program, commercialization of agriculture and livestock production mainly supported by FMCL and BLDCL provided the agriculture sector with renewed …

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