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College of Rigney a fiasco of populist pledge: Opposition

Because of management and administrative difficulties, the College of Rigney was not able to start the BLL course (File photo)

PM assures full operation of four colleges in east in the 12th Plan The issue of the closure of college of Rigney in Trashiyantse is a fiasco of ill-conceived plan and populist pledge, according to the press release issued by the Opposition Party. “It is a clear case of the failure …

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Lightning damages electrical appliances

Lightning struck the Yonphula domestic airport apron (File photo)

As dark clouds filled the sky on the afternoon of March 29, Kanglung turned cold and gray. Lightening and thunder raged with fury and it rained. No sooner did the first few drops of rain hit the ceiling of DANTAK canteen than a worker dashed towards the television set. He …

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Most in the race to NC are below 40

Seventy-three out of total of 127 National Council (NC) candidates are in their 30s, an analysis of their bio-data released by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) show. This means candidates in 30s comprise 57 percent. there are 19 candidates in 40s. While 17 candidates are in their 50s, 18 …

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Trongsa court gives reformative sentencing to minor monks

In one of the few sentencing of its kind in the country, Trongsa court ordered two minor monks to conduct reformative service in lieu of their sentencing. The two minors, aged 14 and 15, were convicted for auto stripping or breaking mirrors of five cars at the car park near …

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Santipur-Bengtol in Assam closed for Bhutanese vehicles

The Public Works Department in Assam has installed signboards at several locations along Bengtol-Santipur road restricting movement of Bhutanese vehicles on that route. According to the signboard, movement of all Bhutanese vehicles is restricted. “Movement of heavy vehicles carrying the load more than 25 metric tones and trucks ferrying oil …

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JDWNRH to start shorter regimen of MDR-TB treatment

Treatment will be gradually expanded to the two regional referral hospitals  National referral hospital in Thimphu will implement the shorter regimen of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment with enrollment of 15 MDR-TB patients from April. As per the updated Drug-Resistant TB guideline, which was launched during the World TB Day on …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Samtse

Badri N Bhattarai Age: 59 years Village: Chhusungsa Kha Gewog: Sang-Ngag-Chholing Qualification Masters in Agriculture Development Work experience A civil servant at the specialist level Why should the people vote for you? I aim to achieve results through experience sharing, collective knowledge based approach while developing laws within the purview of …

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BHSL gets ISO certification

BHSL office in Jigmeling (Photo: Kezang Namgyel, BHSL)

In what could be a major boost in adopting efficient quality management system to save time and cost, Bhutan Hydropower Service Limited (BHSL) received an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification. This comes four years after BHSL’s operationalization. BHSL’s chief executive officer, Thinley Dorji, said the certification would help the …

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First private moneylender registered with RMA

Almost a year since the implementation of the Private Money Lending Rule and Regulation of Bhutan 2016, the first private moneylender has registered with the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA). Tshering Penjor, 38, registered with the authority on March 20 this year. He also runs a handicraft business. He said although …

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Bank of Bank: Part II

In 1968, the first manager of Bank of Bhutan died in a car crash in Switzerland. With the tragic accident of Mr. John Roger Stansfield Holmes, the country’s first bank had to explore other options of management. The, ‘Review Report 1968-78,’ which documents the history of the bank talks about …

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Wizards were crowned champions of the Pepsi A-League after they humbled Thimphu Magics 79-68 in the second finals yesterday. Wizards lifted two champion trophies now of the four-year-old Pepsi A-league.

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Perception towards entrepreneurship must change

Although entrepreneurship is not a new concept in Bhutan, a recent labour ministry study has found that the social and economic conditions are still not conducive for new start-ups. With societal and cultural norms dictating the lives of the Bhutanese, educational institutions were found to produce employees instead of employers.  …

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