English | Dzongkha Friday, July 30, 2021

Teacher fired over relationship with student, Zhemgang

A 30-year-old regular contract teacher in one of the schools in Zhemgang was recently terminated for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with one of his students. The Dzongkhag Human Resource Committee terminated his employment on the ground of misconduct and breach of contract terms and conditions. 

Criminal conspiracy case judgment- Thimphu District Court

The Thimphu District Court sentenced Supreme Court Justice Kuenlay Tshering, Pema Gatshel Drangpon Yeshi Dorji, former Royal Body Guard Commandant Brigadier Thinley Tobgay and Khandu Wangmo to a concurrent prison term ranging from five years to 12 years and six months for the commission of criminal conspiracy, mutiny, abettor of mutiny and other criminal offences, today.

Eight arrested for gambling in Wangdue Phodrang

WangduePhodrang police arrested eight people including a woman yesterday evening from Bajotown for alleged involvement in gambling. The police arrested them following a tip-off.

Court sentences a man to nine years in prison for the rape of a minor, Wangdue

The Wangdue Phodrang District Court sentenced a 20-year-old man from Tsirang to nine years in prison for the rape of a minor. The court passed the judgment yesterday.

Court sentences a teacher to 30 years for child molestation, Tsirang

The Tsirang District Court sentenced a 56-year-old man to 30 years in prison for child molestation. The convict is a teacher serving in one of the schools in Tsirang. He was accused and arrested by the Tsirang Police in November 2019 following allegations by a group of girls studying in the school. The court passed the judgment this afternoon convicting him of molesting 10 girls.

Tashichhoeling Gewog misused funds and public property amounting to nearly Nu 450,000

The Tashichhoeling Gewog Administration in Samtse has misused funds and public property amounting to nearly Nu 450,000. This is according to the Audit Report for 2020. Around Nu 700,000 from the office funds was also embezzled.

It is always better to be extra cautious: Father of SJ’s alleged minor rape case

It has been over a month since the case of the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl child in Samdrup Jongkhar surfaced. The case will be prosecuted soon. Meanwhile, talking to the BBS, the girl’s father has a message for all parents. 

ACC investigating alleged embezzlement case by accounts assistant

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigating an alleged embezzlement case by an accounts assistant in Trashigang. She allegedly embezzled funds amounting to nearly Nu 11 M in the financial year 2016-2017.

OAG adds three new divisions

The Office of the Attorney General has three new divisions. The divisions are Judgment Enforcement, Financial and Corporate and International Affairs and Environment divisions. With the new divisions, the office will now be able to restitute funds and compensations timely after the judgment. The office can also recommend the government regarding procurement and related issues and international laws. 

Discontent with High Court’s judgment, 15 men sentenced for malicious mischief decides to appeal

The High Court sentenced fifteen men from Wangdue Phodrang to one year in prison for malicious mischief. As per the judgment, they caused injury to some of the horses. The court, however, upheld the Wangdue Phodrang district court’s judgment which was passed in March this year. They have been asked to pay Nu 100,000 for the missing horse. As per the Penal Code, the offence is a misdemeanour with a prison term ranging from a year to less than three years. 

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