Tuesday , December 1 2015

Breaking News
  • Not ratifying EIB agreement will be a big loss

    ... Says Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee 

    Parliament: The failure to ratify the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement would mean missing out on an opportunity and even embarrassment for Bhutan, according to the chairperson of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee, Rinzin Dorji.

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Yebilaptsa incident is disheartening, says education minister

While reporting that the accused was a ‘very capable teacher,’ Lyonpo said initiatives are being taken to address psychological stressors in the sector 

Q&A: The assistant principal of Yebilaptsa Middle Secondary School, who strangled a 13-year old girl to death on October 16, was a capable teacher, the education minister, Mingbo Dukpa said.

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ECB gears up for 2016 LG elections

Election: In the build up to the local government elections 2016, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) will conduct the functional literacy and possession of skills test (FLT) for Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu dzongkhag thromdes in the first week of December.

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  • Ban not the best solution

    Sreet vendors have appealed to the Prime Minister after authorities banned them from selling food at night on the streets. The police have attributed rising crime with the availability of late night street food. They argue that street food is encouraging people to stay out longer and providing the fuel for people to commit crime.

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  • Time to deal with mounting waste

  • All is not well

My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro