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Hurdles of achieving an ICT enabled society

ICT: Low adoption of completed ICT programmes by government agencies, lack of budget and human resources, are some of the hurdles in Bhutan’s quest to achieve an ICT-enabled knowledge society, according to the revised Bhutan ICT Roadmap.

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TEYBL: Bhutan Basketball Federation (BBF) will organise Thimphu Elite Youth Basketball League (TEYBL) from mid-August. TEYBL is a grassroots developmental initiative of the federation to promote basketball in the country and to encourage youth participation in the sport. BBF’s general secretary said that TEYBL is a pilot programme and if ...

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Giving and receiving

The gift rule is back in focus again. This time it is from the dzongkhags. Bumthang is the first to initiate a gift registration system. The dzongdag’s personal assistant will be a little busier.

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Three joint venture projects to be expedited

The 770MW Chamkharchu project would receive priority

Hydropower: If the decision of the 14th empowered joint group (EJG) meeting held on August 3 is any indication, the country would soon embark on construction of three more joint venture (JV) hydropower projects to generate 1,520MW of electricity.

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ACC detains more for interrogation

Corruption: In its ongoing investigation in Phuentsholing, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has detained two Bhutanese women and two non-Bhutanese men for interrogation in connection to alleged corruption. The detention is linked with the closing of Tashi Enterprise in the lower market. Although commission officials could not be contacted, Kuensel sources ...

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OAG maintains charges on bribery and sand quality

Update: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed on the Haa district court’s dismissal of the charges of supplying inferior sand and bribery against the sand supplier, and the project engineer for taking bribe in the Lhakhang Karpo corruption case to the High Court yesterday.

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