Govt. will seek to improve on McKinsey’s spillovers despite lapses
Consultancy: The new government says it is difficult to hold anyone accountable, despite the audit report on deficiencies and lapses of the ‘Accelerated Bhutan’s Socioeconomic Development’ (ABSD) program the previous government initiated.
During the meet-the-press session held on December 6, the prime minister, Tshering Tobgay, said, since it was a performance audit report on McKinsey and Co., nobody was held liable and it was thus [... Read More]
Petition: By 5pm yesterday, more than 10,000 people had signed the petition Chithuen Phendhey Association (CPA) drafted to submit to the government seeking stringent laws against drug peddlers and to curb drug abuse.
The campaign began by 8am at the clock tower square in Thimphu, central park at Paro, Zangdopelri park at Phuentsholing, in Mongar, Samdrupjongkhar and Gelephu.
Some 6,822 signed the petition in Thimphu, 943 in Phuentsholing, 830 in Paro, 680 in Samdrupjongkhar, 500 [... Read More]
Tashi group of companies vice chairman Wangchuk Dorji greets Bhutan Airlines’ first paying passengers on its inaugural commercial flight to Kolkata on Saturday with gifts
The inaugural flight stopped at the destination to fuel up en route to Bangkok and back
Aviation: This week on, people choosing to travel by air will also have the choice of airlines on the Paro–Kolkata and Kolkata–Bangkok sectors.
The country’s first and only private airline, Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air subsidiary) made its inaugural commercial flight to the city of Joy on Saturday. The airline had been stopping over at Kolkata only to fuel up [... Read More]
Expressing solidarity: Daw Gaychu, 75, is among more than 6,800 Thimphu residents who signed the petition at the clock tower square yesterday,
If we go by the number of people that signed the petition, calling for “harsher penalties” on drug peddlers, we get the impression that drug abuse is an issue that the government has neglected.
More than 10,000 people across the country agreed that there should be harsher penalties for drug peddlers, and that more rehabilitation centres or services are needed. Drug abuse began after Bhutan opened up to planned development, and has deteriorated in recent years, [... Read More]
The replacement: With what the monks saved in the background
Tashigang tshulakhang in Hongtsho uses solar and electric powers for cooking and heating
Environment: Monks of Tashigang tsulakhang in Hongtsho have actually begun practicing what they have been taught, to be more feeling towards all sentient life forms.
The monk, having learnt they consumed about eight truckloads of firewood a year for cooking and heating purposes, the institution has stopped using the forest resource.
That transformation in living habits was made possible with help from UN [... Read More]
Health minister Tandin Wangchuk interacts with the New Zealand high commissioner to India, Ms Jan Henderson after the event
Symposium: The health and agriculture ministers assured commitment to strengthen ‘one health’ approach in Bhutan and in the region at the South Asia regional ‘one health’ symposium that ended yesterday in Paro.
“Our government assures full support for the ‘one health’ concept, and ensures the sustainability of the work that has been done so far to bring it to this level,” health minister Tandin Wangchuk said.
The agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji, said, since the region largely [... Read More]
Prime minister Tshering Tobgay awards cash prize to a student of a participating school
The competition saw ten truckloads of paper, cardboard and PET bottles collected in the capital
Campaign: Sixteen schools in the capital collected more than ten truckloads of waste in two months, starting from September this year.
Ten truckloads, comprising about 25 metric tonnes (MT) of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and more than 27MT of paper waste, were collected and handed over to Greener Way, a private waste management organisation, for recycling.
Each school collected waste between [... Read More]
Resting to be thrashed: Tashithang farmers under Sergithang gewog in Tsirang look forward to a good paddy yield this year
Officials involved in the project’s implementation assesses the hospital’s X-Ray unit
Hospital: Lack of proper communication, planning and understanding the responsibilities of stakeholders during phase I of the Swiss Health Management Support Committee’s (SHMSC) support to Wangdicholing hospital in Bumthang could have caused the project to not meet its expectations.
The project’s first phase started in 2010 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the SHMSC and the health ministry on June 7, 2010.
However, despite holding consultations and framing drafts, the responsibilities [... Read More]