Journalists on a field trip visit a small medium enterprise where solar and low energy bulbs are manufactured.
WIPO: A regional seminar on intellectual property (IP) for journalists in the Asian region was held in Singapore early this week.
The seminar, titled “IP is big news,” sought to raise awareness among journalists on key issues of IP and its importance.
“Journalists are a very important community because they’re very important partners for us,” said World intellectual property organisation (WIPO) deputy director general, Johannes Christian Wichard. “They’re important if we want to establish a [... Read More]
Bhutan at a crossroad: Eight Bhutanese alumni of the U.S. State Department Exchange Programme made presentations on diverse topics from employment to urban planning at the first Pecha Kucha Night in Bhutan, held yesterday in Thimphu.
The Pecha Kucha presentation style is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. The speaker has the stage for a full 6 minutes and [... Read More]
Trashigang paid 25 percent less than the dzongkhag would have otherwise
Electricity: Bhutan Power corporation’s (BPC) revenue from rural households dropped by over 70-80 percent in Trashigang in the month of November, after the new government’s pledge to provide 100 units free electricity for rural households came into effect.
Overall revenue from the dzongkhag shrank by over 25 percent. “It fell by over Nu 0.2 million in the month of November from over 8,500 rural [... Read More]
Meet the press: It will be a while before the government can fulfill its pledge of providing helicopter service to the people.
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, during ‘Meet the press’ session yesterday, said the government is exploring potential donors to procure the helicopters. The government’s during the campaign period pledged to procure helicopter reasoning it as the need of the hour.
Stating helicopter procurement as an important project, the lyonchhoen said the government is hopeful [... Read More]
Home minister, Damcho Dorji
Govt. to come up with programs for youth to be usefully engaged during winter vacation
Meet the press: The government would do their best to keep youth productively engaged during winter vacation, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said.
Lyonchhoen said the ministries of home, health and education would work with autonomous agencies, federations and non-government organisations, while answering a question on what initiatives government would take to refrain youth from coming in conflict with law at [... Read More]
Phub Sithub at Phudreogoenpa lhakhang
… to learn something new and make yourself useful, proves an octogenarian Haap
Profile: At 88, most people would have retired to prayers or to the comforts of their children’s and grandchildren’s homes.
But Phub Sithub still has energy left for, what he says, is contributing to the preservation of old monasteries, so that “their sacredness are not diminished”. Old but determined, the octogenarian from Tshogkhana in Dawakha, Haa, calls himself a volunteer, and has [... Read More]
A fire, suspected to have started from LPG gas, destroyed one storied house near Trailing Threma Lhakhang in Mongar around 6pm yesterday. While a family of seven were in the house, none sustained injury. Mongar police, civil servants and shopkeepers rushed to help stop fire from spreading to Tshogkhang and Threma Lhakhang a few meters away.
Inauguration: With the inauguration of a bailey bridge over Tomichu, people of three gewogs of Dungna, Metakha and Lokchina in Chukha, will now be able to use the 19kms farm road constructed three years ago.
Dungna gup Lam Dorji said without the bridge, the farm road didn’t serve its purpose. People had to walk to their gewogs.
“The river made it difficult for both people and vehicles to cross over,” he said.
He said the situation [... Read More]
The Dzongkha Development Commission (DDC) released a second edition of Dzongkha-English pocket dictionary, which has word entry of about 36,300, yesterday. According to DDC secretary Dasho Sherab Gyeltshen, the first edition was printed in 2002 and commission has carried out a major revision in the last four years.
It has words contained in other dictionaries of DDC and also includes popular [... Read More]
Hard work seems to be the general consensus for their success
RCSC: Scoring 71.12 percent to top the general category of the civil service examination, Kezang Wangchuk 24, said the result was a culmination of his many years of hard work since his school days.
From Kangpara in Trashigang, Kezang Wangchuk studied international relations in South Korea.
“The declaration of my result was the most important, yet the most emotional thing that ever happened to [... Read More]