It may, however, be easier to reckon the cost than figure how to pay for it
The political parties have made numerous pledges. From black topping farm roads, establishing banks in each gewog, rationalising salary and allowances, providing power tillers to each chiwog, fuel depots and workshops and rationalising tax slabs among others.
How much is this going to cost?
Rationalising tax slabs
The pledge is to raise the tax slab from Nu 100,000 to Nu 200,000 so those [... Read More]
The curse of the giant African land snail descends on Gyalpoizhing
Even as agriculture officials try to contain the widespread infestation of the armyworm in agricultural fields, which is now crawling into office buildings and homes, farmers in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar, are battling another outbreak, that of the disease-carrying giant African land snail (GALS).
In Gyalpoizhing, where daytime summer temperatures can soar to close to 40 degrees, farmers are anxious with their maize and chili crops falling prey [... Read More]
Besides, backing DNT, it also spoke in favour of the common forum
It was Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) the day before and yesterday it was the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that wished to respond to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) thoughts on the common forum.
It was first DPT’s south Thimphu candidate Yeshey Zimba who called a press conference on May 21 to talk about the darker side of the common forum, where candidates criticised one another, particularly [... Read More]
Interim government chief advisor Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye delivers his inaugural address in presence of chief justices from six SAARC nations during the opening of 9th SAARC Chief Justices’ and 12 SAARCLAW conference yesterday in Thimphu.
Some of the region’s best legal minds are in the capital to discuss, among other issues, those that are pertinent to the country.
This provides an opportunity for those in the Bhutanese legal system and the country to learn from experiences of nations within the region.
Besides, the country, because of the way it is situated, has always been in the best of positions to learn from its neighbouring nations and, in fact, it has and it [... Read More]
60 volunteers are teaching the basics of using the search engine and its applications
Tshering Wangdi, 12, opened his first ever email account yesterday, and the first mail that he received was his own photograph.
It was from a trainer, who helped him create the account, and had asked him to use the picture for his profile.
Tshering Wangdi was one of the students of Loselling middle secondary school, who are learning about Google and its various applications [... Read More]
Though the real burning issue people here want addressed is the human wildlife conflict
About half of some 100 people, who attended the meeting of Druk Chirwang tshogpa (DCT) president Lily Wangchhuk in Tendu gewog under Trashicholing constituency yesterday, were those who had come to show their support to their DCT candidate, Nima Dukpa, known more as the brother of Samtse’s newly elected council member Sangay Khandu.
Speaking in both Dzongkha and Lhotsamkha, Lily Wangchhuk said she [... Read More]
Progress awaits, inter alia, land commission approval for acquisition purposes
More than a month after the national consultative committee on human settlements (NCCHS) approved the town plan for Denchi in Pemagatshel, implementation is yet to take place.
Implementation would mean initiating acquisition of land from the 29 registered landowners, who own more than 71 acres in the new town area.
“For land acquisition to take place, the dzongkhag would need approval from the national land commission (NLC),” the [... Read More]
For various reasons, it is yet to be certified as fit for scheduled flight operations
Despite Gelephu domestic airport being inaugurated in October last year, the airport remains closed to scheduled operations, given the lack of a security fence, among others.
Department of civil aviation (DCA) director, Wangdi Gyeltshen, said that fencing is currently ongoing and should be completed by the end of this month.
However, even once a security perimeter is up, when the airport will be [... Read More]