Thursday , February 22 2018

The K2 story

K2. It started big. It began with a dream. We called it City Bytes then, when it first saw the light of day. Our favoured child of destiny grew with time. It was indeed gratifying to witness this our labour of love mature with dynamism and certain regality. It held ...

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Everything in the universe is impermanent and will change

One of my friends killed himself a few years ago, while another attempted suicide but survived. I have never seriously thought to kill myself, but sometimes I have dark thoughts and feel like there is no way forward. Also, some people say suicide is a sin in Buddhism and we ...

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Adopt a PET!

Hello!  My name is Lhamo and I am the sister of Lama who introduced himself in this column last week. Remember the cutest puppy with the beautiful blue eyes? Well yes, I do look like him but with beautiful brown eyes like a hot chocolate drink on a winter Sunday ...

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Repeat offenders commit 72% of traffic offences

Repeat offenders committed 43,225 traffic offences of the total 59,746 recorded between 2011 and 2016. This means, repeat offenders committed 72 percent of the total traffic offences, according to the traffic offence report published by the information and communications ministry. The top five traffic offences are using hand-held cell phone ...

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Workers prefer to be placed overseas through govt., not agents

Bhutanese working in the Middle East raised concerns related to jobs the agent offer, monitoring and government’s direct tie with employers overseas. Officials from labour and human resources ministry visited United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar from October 3 to 21 last year. Overseas employment agents have ...

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Space crunch in Phuentsholing could affect admission

There are only four schools under Phuentsholing Thromde and admission is increasingly becoming a major problem. Space crunch is the main challenge facing the thromde. Thromde education officer (TEO), Dorji Wangchuk, said that thromde faces the challenge of limited schools and shortage of classrooms. Dorji Wangchuk said that this year ...

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Logistics upset execution of PISA-D pre-test III

Bhutan had registered late for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)-D Pre-Test III. This gave the education ministry and the Bhutan Council for School Examination Assessment (BSCEA) limited time to prepare, adapt questions in the Bhutanese context, to train coordinators and to code test instrument. It was for these ...

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NDLEU to address drug-related issues in the east

Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) inaugurated Narcotic Drugs Law Enforcement Unit (NDLEU) at Samdrupjongkhar police station on February 14. The unit was set up in collaboration with Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), dzongkhag administration, thromde, and customs and trade to reduce drug supply and demand. BNCA’s deputy chief programme officer, Chhimi ...

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Organic vegetable supply from Gasa coincide with lean season

Results in high end hotels procuring less Inconsistencies in the real produce bought against the demand reflected in the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was one of the challenges experienced during the first year of marketing Gasa’s organic farm group to high-end hotels in Thimphu. Issues on difficulty in transportation and ...

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