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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Supreme Court dismisses Penjore’s appeal

The Supreme Court last month dismissed an appeal by a businessman, Penjore, claiming compensation and sought redressal to an alleged error in enforcement of judgment by the Bumthang court in 2016. The apex court ruled that the loan default case, which had reached the Supreme Court through appeals by the …

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Being responsible

As we inch closer to the National Assembly elections, politicians seem to be losing all sense of propriety. Political debates and discussions are veering tastelessly away from decency. Buck-passing, mindless vilification, and egregious scourging among the political parties and candidates must stop. We have heard and seen enough. The electorate …

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Competency-based framework for public service launched

Royal Civil Service Commission officials with delegates from Singapore at the competency-based framework launch.

The Royal Civil Service Commission in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic launched a competency-based framework for public service programme yesterday in Thimphu. The competency framework aims to guide government agencies to identify skills need of employees, assist continuous development and professionalisation of civil servants to deliver responsibilities effectively and enhance efficiency. …

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Power cut in P’ling town upsets business

Without power supply, some shops remain closed to escape the heat

With no electricity supply, businesses in Phuentsholing town’s core area were adversely affected yesterday and the day before. A problem with the transformer at the Bhutan Power Corporation’s (BPC) substation that supplies power to the core area caused power disruption since the morning of August 5. Around 9am yesterday, the …

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Narphung roadblock likely to be cleared after two days

The road block has affected truckers

With the road at Teakshingri in Narphung, Samdrupjongkhar, still closed for traffic, commuters plying via the Samdrupjongkhar-Trashigang highway trans-shift the blocked area. Project DANTAK officials said it would take another two days to clear the block. Officials said that since people were aware of the roadblock, people trans-shift and there …

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From boots to dumbbells

Kinga Thinley

A promising footballer almost a decade ago, Kinga Thinley, had to hang his boots following an injury. The lean and lanky striker shifted to bodybuilding. Kinga Thinley joined the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) academy in 2007 and started playing for Choden FC in his initial years. Later he joined Yeedzin …

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Unity, stability and prosperity, PDP’s slogan 

The People’s Democratic Party claimed at its convention that other parties are misleading the people about the government’s policies.

Political parties are misleading the people with blatant lies to take down the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because it emerged even stronger, the party president, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said at the party’s national convention held on August 4. He said that other parties were going around in villages and …

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Govt’s and Opposition’s take on unemployment

At the Meet the Press on July 30, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that there were many vacancies than takers. Four state-owned enterprises (SOEs) had employed more than 400 people, said Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji. “As per FCBL’s mandate they need to establish offices at gewog level which is expected …

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Bhutan Airlines receives the second airbus319

Airbus 319 (Photo: Bhutan Airlines)

With the arrival of the second Airbus 319 on August 4 in Paro, the Bhutan Airlines now has a fleet of two aircraft. Two Airbus 319 are on lease for four years. Bhutan Airlines signed the lease agreement for two airbuses with AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing and …

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Roadblock at Ossey and Narphung yet to clear

The new block at Ossey occured a day after it was cleared (Photo: DoR)

At Narphung along the Samdrupjongkhar-Trashigang highway, heavy landslides and falling boulders have closed the traffic since evening of August 4. Machinery and men are deployed at the area. However, due to falling boulders and poor visibility maintenance was difficult, DoR chief engineer at Samdrupjongkhar, Jigme Choidup, said. “It is going …

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The politics of crowd

Each time a political party holds its party convention, the Royal Institute of Management’s multipurpose hall in Thimphu expands. When Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa held its convention at the RIM hall in May this year, the first among the parties to do so, more than 2,000 people attended the meeting. A …

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Bhutan a safe tourist destination: TCB survey

Nine out of every 10 international tourists, almost, have voted Bhutan as a safe tourist destination, according to Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) exit survey 2017. Similarly, about 91 percent of the regional tourists from India, Bangladesh and Maldives said Bhutan was a safe tourist destination. About 1,428 international visitors …

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