His Majesty The King led the government and members of the Indian community in Bhutan in offering prayers and a thousand butter lamps for the late President of India, His Excellency APJ Abdul Kalam, at the Kuenrey of Tashichhodzong yesterday.
The High Court has asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit strong justifications for the office to prosecute the Lhakhang Karpo case. During the show-cause hearing of the case yesterday, the court also asked Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to submit in writing as to why the case is being handed over to the commission for further prosecution.
Works to link Haa with the Thimphu-Phuentshogling highway via an alternate route began on July 25. Once complete, the Damchu-Haa link road is expected to reduce travel time from Haa to Phuentshogling by 2 hours. People will no longer have to use the existing Haa-Chhuzom road to travel to the bordering town.
The Health Ministry has detected 29 new HIV positive cases in the country. The cases were detected within the period of six months from December 1, 2014 to June 2015. Among the 29 cases, one is a minor; 18 months old.
Contrary to government rules and regulations, the Punatshangchhu Hydropower Project Authority-I has paid different kinds of allowances to both government and project officials worth Nu 3.2 M.
The road block at Rewtala, about 90 kilometres from Trongsa towards Zhemgang opened to traffic yesterday afternoon. Continuous falling boulders had kept the road blocked for the past two days. More than 40 vehicles had been stranded at the block.