Wednesday , January 24 2018

Former journalist to contest for National Council

Having gained witnessed and understood challenges that people face during his eight-years career as journalist, 33-year Surjaman Thapa, late of Bhutan Broadcasting Service, has decided to stand as National Council candidate from Dagana. Surjaman Thapa, former television reporter, said he had the privilege to attend and cover stories about both ...

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Harvard Alumni from 14 Nations Discover Happiness in Bhutan

Kinga Tshering, former Member of Parliament, exudes pride as he gestures toward the mountain range through which he hiked for days to talk with his constituents.  I met Kinga eighteen months ago, 11,993 km away in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the start of the Master’s of Public Administration program at Harvard ...

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High temperature and rainfall affects winter chillies in Nichula

A farmer works in the chili field in Gangtokha village, Nichula

Farmers of Nichula gewog of Lhamoizingkha, Dagana, are hopeful that they will be able to harvest the winter chillies they grew for the second time. Their first attempt failed after the first staggered seed did not grow well. Nichula gewog agriculture officer, Jambay Gyeltshen, said the first cultivation in September ...

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Poor turn out for national basketball team selection

Three months ago Bhutan Basketball Federation (BBF) announced the selection camp to form the national basketball team to play in competition abroad. However, the open selection camp today has only 14 players attending its daily training that is underway at the indoor basketball stadium, Swimming Pool Complex in Thimphu. At ...

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GST shatters the Dungsam dream

Dungsam cement plant (Photo: DCCL)

Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL), which was called the country’s cash cow when it was first established, is down before it could stand on its own feet. DCCL, A Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) owned company, started with losses in billions. At a time the company was about to come ...

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ACC investigates MoLHR; Minister steps aside

BREAKING: Minister for Labour and Human Resources, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, has availed of leave absence as the government asked the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the various training programmes that the ministry initiated. The investigation was called based on the “several informal complaints” that the Office of Prime Minister received on ...

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Multidimensional poverty halved, but highest among children

Inaction would be dangerous cautions report   Multidimensional poverty is highest among children between 0-9 years, the Bhutan Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2017 finds. The report, which the National Statistic Bureau (NSB) released yesterday, states that among the 13 MPI indicators, the largest contributors to national poverty in are deprivations ...

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Thromde to reconstruct damaged road in Babesa

The damaged road has closed traffic since November 22

Says the road was damaged due to poor geological and soil conditions Thimphu thromde would take the responsibility to rebuild the damaged road that runs above the Olakha automobile workshop area leading to project DANTAK office, the thrompon said. About 20 meters of the road and the roadside drain towards ...

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407 Tsirang farmers await agro-cooperative loan

The papers to process the loans were allegedly distributed from PDP office in Damphu More than a year after farmers in Tsirang signed forms and paid registration fees to avail ‘agro-cooperative’ loan from an office in Damphu, farmers are still awaiting a response. The office in Damphu had allegedly distributed ...

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