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Electoral Laws: clauses could change?

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Election Act 2008 could see some changes and for that to happen the Legislative Committee of the National Assembly is currently studying some of the clauses of the Act. The Legislative Committee was directed by the house to review the Election Act. The committee has been carrying out consultative meetings with the relevant stake holders.

Phuentshogling BAFRA seizes frozen items

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The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) officials in Phuentshogling seized and disposed frozen chicken items, prawns and expired noodles worth over Nu.150,000.

Man convicted for illicit relationship with a minor

Punakha District Court convicted a 34-year-old man to nine years imprisonment for having an illicit relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Six sentenced to life imprisonment for chorten vandalism

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Punakha District Court sentenced six men to life imprisonment for chorten vandalism, today. The men, between the ages of 21 to 31, were pronounced guilty of vandalising four chortens in Punakha in 2013-14.

Much-delayed Dungsam Cement Corporation inaugrated

Much-delayed Dungsam Cement Corporation-

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, inaugurated the much-delayed Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited, yesterday. The country’s largest cement plant, worth Nu.10.4 BN took more than 30 years to take-off, since its geological investigations began in 1982.

Allow civil servants to contest elections without resigning: BKP

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One of the political parties outside the parliament, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party, says civil servants should be allowed to take leave to contest in apolitical offices like National Council and Local Government elections.

Glaciers receding in Bhutan

Glaciers receding in Bhutan-

Glaciers are indicators of temperature changes, with their advances and retreats, bearing geological evidence of climatic change.

Bhutan Street View launched on Google maps

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Bhutan launched its first ever Street View on the Google maps, today. Apart from many advantages, the Bhutan Street View will enable people to search for places in the country for business and tours, as well.

RCSC rejects JAB’s appeal to reconsider Needrup Zangpo’s case

(Update): The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) rejected the Journalist Association Bhutan’s written appeal to reconsider Needrup Zangpo’s case on his appointment to the post of Media attaché at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Police officer sentenced for accepting bribe

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The Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court sentenced the traffic police officer, Karma, for three years imprisonment for accepting bribe and misusing Traffic Infringement Notice.

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