Thursday , November 26 2015

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  • Deadlock on thromdes again

    LG: From confusion on voting procedures to accusations flying back and forth, the deliberations on thromde at the joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday failed to reach a consensus on deciding Pemagatshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromde and Paro’s yenlag thromde (satellite town.)

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Latest News

Walk for women raises Nu 336,965


RENEW: In what could be the biggest awareness campaign to eliminate violence against women in Bhutan, over 600 women and men walked more than 13 kilometres yesterday in Thimphu to join the world in observing the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW.)

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9,173 youth unemployed: Labour Force Survey

Labour: It’s been almost three years since Tshewang Dema, a BA graduate from India has been hunting for a job. After not qualifying for the civil service examinations, the 25-year-old from Trashigang tried her luck at the various private and corporate companies but has not yet made it through.

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Enterprise bill likely to return as new bill

Parliament: The National Assembly is reviewing the National Council’s recommendation to withdraw the Enterprise bill to prevent it from facing a fate similar to that of the Right to Information (RTI) bill.

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SAP saves govt. and schools


Agriculture: Investing in the School Agriculture Programme (SAP), a popular activity among schools, provides more benefits than providing annual budget for vegetable procurement.

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Thangchu Gonpa – a chiwog or thromde?


Thromde: Almost two months after they submitted a petition to not be a part of the yenlag thromde, villagers of Thangchu Gonpa are still awaiting a response from Samdrupcholing dungkhag in Samdrupjongkhar.

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Head of agencies to be held accountable


Audit: The joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday resolved to make head of agencies accountable for monitoring and resolving audit irregularities and take legal action on officials for unresolved irregularities within a year from the date of issue of audit report.

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My Country, My Town

  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi