Starting point: Election officials leave Goenshari for Lunana on May 20
(Photo: Dorji Wangdi, Electoral registration officer)
Election officials, who are walking to the northern frontier gewog of Lunana in Gasa, to conduct the primary round on May 31, are expected to cross Mount Gangjula today.
Gangjula, which is 4,900m above sea level, is the second highest peak along the walking trail to Lunana.
The Gangjula pass is partially open, and the team should be able to cross over, if it does not snow. The weather as of last evening was reported to be [... Read More]
They’ve been asked not to submit their CVs to private contractors, who misuse them
Engineers, architects and surveyors employed by the armed forces, corporations, financial institutions and hydropower projects are to refrain from providing their curriculum vitae (CV) to contractors.
They have been given a month’s notice to refrain from such practices by the Construction Development Board (CDB), following complaints from the Anti-Corruption Commission.
“It’s been found that most contractors have been using the CVs of already employed [... Read More]
Presentation done: PDP president interacts with a villager
Having been fed with speeches from all four political party presidents, many voters in Mongar now claim to have a better idea on whom to vote for on the primary’s poll day on May 31.
After attending the last of the president’s campaigns, which was that of People’s Democratic party’s Tshering Tobgay, where over 200 people showed up, people said each president tried to woo voters in the best way possible.
“But we’ve decided on the best,” [... Read More]
Some of the 50 filled LPG cylinders and 250 empty ones that were seized yesterday
Customs officials, together with Phuntsholing police, caught a non-Bhutanese driver at the main gate driving a truck filled with 50 filled LPG cylinders and 250 empty cylinders.
The cylinders, belonging to Damchen Petroleum, were being ferried to one of the depots in India for re-fill.
However, the driver was carrying 50-filled cylinders for which the procedure in place was that he was required to inform customs officials.
For failing to do so, while the cylinders were returned to [... Read More]
For some time now, it has become a norm of sorts for different contractors, vying for different government projects, to file the same engineer’s name and curriculum vitae (CV), claiming them as employees.
Evaluators sitting on tender committees probably turn a blind eye to such shortcomings, and pass the documents anyway.
Recently, the Construction Development Board issued a notification, following complaints from the Anti-Corruption Commission, disallowing engineers and architects, including surveyors, working with various organisations, from giving [... Read More]
For sale: Used cars in the absence of new ones
A quadrupling of such agents best indicates this boom in the used car sales business
Asset brokers, who deal in the sale of used cars in Thimphu, are on the rise, figures, maintained by the regional department of trade and industries, show.
From six licensed and operating brokers in 2011, the number has today increased by four times to 24. The year 2012 alone saw an inclusion of 15 brokers.
Regional director with the department, Dungtu, said, while [... Read More]
International Biological Diversity Day: In order to inculcate sense of conservation in the hearts and minds of children, so that they will love, respect and conserve nature for the benefit of the country and the future generations, International day of biological diversity was held for the first time in a school.
Celebrated at Babesa middle secondary school, quiz, arts, essay writing and speech competitions [... Read More]
Open and risky: The drain next to the bus stand in Bajo town
New pipes are to be installed, but the problem is a labour shortage
Take a closer look at Bajo town, where 131 buildings are clustered, and you are greeted with a foul smell from clogged drains and unattended garbage.
Drainage at eight different locations in the town area has been dug out. One drain next to the bus stand, which is on the right side of the town, and seven others on the extreme left, have been [... Read More]
More than 50 percent of gynecology patients in Pemagatshel are Samdrupjongkhar residents
Health officials feel gynaecology services would be apter at a more accessible hospital than Pemagatshel
Almost a year after Pemagatshel hospital began providing gynaecology services, health officials there say the district is not centrally located to provide such services.
Health officials in Pemagatshel feel gynaecology service should have been established either in Dewathang or Samdrupjongkhar, because it would have been a convenient centre for patients to visit.
Last July, Pemagatshel hospital started gynaecology service along with an operation [... Read More]
Most welcome: A hired tractor readies a field for transplanting paddy
Farmers in the fertile valley welcome with open arms this facility extended by AMC
Farmers in Dopshari gewog are welcoming the launch of the farm machinery hiring service by the government, over the weekend, in fertile Paro valley.
“This is so helpful,” farmer Kinley Wangmo said, as she planted rice seedlings in her field that had been ploughed by a tractor hired from the agriculture machinery centre (AMC). “Even though we had a tractor prior, it was [... Read More]