Accounts of International VISA cardholders of BoB hacked

The fraudulent transactions reportedly running into a few millions have been traced to Brazil Bank of Bhutan (BoB) has lost millions in a fraudulent case of international debit card transactions that happened around 2am on Friday. The fraudulent transactions using the VISA International Debit card of BoB clients have been traced to Brazil. According to […]

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Former Finance Minister involved in alleged encroachment of government land

The case pertains to a 10-decimal government land that the former finance minister allegedly converted into private ownership in 2001 Former Finance Minister Namgay Dorji is allegedly caught in a land grab case, with an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation confirming that he had converted a 10-decimal government land in Taba, Thimphu into his personal ownership. […]

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CST will take in 60 students for two new courses this year

The College of Science and Technology (CST) at Rinchending in Phuentsholing will be launching two new programs from the academic year 2019-20. The new four-year programs are the Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Geology (EG) and Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE). In Engineering Geology, students will be provided knowledge and skills […]

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Anonymous complaint filed against GAB to ACC

GAB calls allegations baseless An anonymous complaint has been lodged with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan (ACC) against the Guide Association of Bhutan (GAB), requesting the ACC to investigate and intervene for better accountability and transparency of the association to the members and guides. ACC confirmed that it did receive a complaint letter against GAB […]

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Udzorong’s new bridge benefits villagers

Villagers say the bridge has reduced travel distance from Udzorong to Trashigang by more than 25kms Around 600 households of Udzorong gewog in Trashigang are literally reaping the benefits of the bailey suspension bridge over Drangmechu at Shing Phurtomo that opened to traffic in September last year. The 360ft long bridge connects Udzorong gewog of […]

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Govt.’s assessment of its 120-day achievements overrated and hyped: Opposition

The Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), has said the government’s own assessment of its 120-day achievements is overrated and hyped up. In a press release issued yesterday, DPT stated that on the ground, the government’s delivery did not match their assessment and did not meet the expectations of the public at large. “Only one […]

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Nurses, technicians disgruntled as JDWNRH freezes EOL

The committee decided to freeze EOL because of the acute shortage of staffs in the hospital The recent circular from the HR Management and Development Division of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) dated 28th February on freezing of Extraordinary Leave (EOL) for technicians and nurses has not gone down well with these […]

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Government claims to have fulfilled majority of its 120-days pledges

However, a closer scrutiny shows that the government has fulfilled only two pledges in all certainty, with a majority of the pledges either in the process or under discussion The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) government claimed that it has addressed almost all of its 120-days pledges during the Meet-the-Press yesterday. The DNT government completed its […]

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