Wednesday , January 24 2018

Mobile phone theft on the rise: Police

At least 37 larceny cases related to mobile phones were reported every month to the Thimphu police in the last one year. Of the total of 453 reported cases, 109 cases were detected and charge-sheeted to court. A police official said some of the cases are under investigation because police ...

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Selling pilgrim tickets to buy school necessities

Students work to pay for their education: Jamyang Choden Dorji gives a smile before opening up to conversation with pilgrims

About 30 youth, consisting of students from primary to higher secondary schools are working in 18 ticket counters in Phuentsholing this winter. The students say they work to self-finance their education and reduce the burden on their parents. Jamyang Choden Dorji, 12, is one of the students who spend their ...

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An entrepreneur declares his candidature from Doonglagang gewog

Tara Bir Chuwan

Of the 10 people who declared their interest to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Tsirang, an entrepreneur, Tara Bir Chuwan, will contest from Doonglagang gewog. The 36-year-old entrepreneur settled in his village in 2011 and started poultry and cattle feed delivery business. He also delivered grocery ...

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PDP’s former Drametse-Ngatsang candidate to contest for NC

Tshering Dorji

The People Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for Drametse-Ngatsang constituency in 2013, Tshering Dorji, will be contesting for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Chaskhar gewog in Mongar. After the 2013 elections, he worked as a marketing officer of a private consultancy firm based in Thimphu, Bhutan A2Z Research and ...

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Manmade pond invites black-necked cranes

Artifical pond attracts cranes (Photo: RSPN)

A family of black-necked cranes, a pair and two juveniles, were spotted roosting in an artificial pond in Uruk, Bumthang. Developed by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) last September, the pond ensures safety of the winged visitors at night. According RSPN’s Senior Project Officer for Black Necked ...

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Minerva Punjab FC calls two Bhutanese footballers for trial

Two national football players, Jigme Tshering Dorji and Nima Wangdi left for Chandigarh, India yesterday after Minerva Punjab FC, one of the leading I-League clubs called the players for trial. Both Jigme Tshering Dorji and Nima Wangdi play for Thimphu City. I-League came up with the new rules of including ...

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Hair cutting and dressing training

About 65 non-teaching staff from various schools in Samdrupjongkhar are participating in a hair cutting and dressing training. A professional hairdresser, Ugyen Deepak of Trashigang town, is training the participants. The 10-days programme will end on January 13.

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WB suggests ways to boost private employment

While productivity of Bhutanese workers increased significantly between 2009 and 2015, Bhutanese firms are still facing shortage of workers with right skills and experience. According to a joint study conducted by ministry of labour and the World Bank, close to 40 percent of small and medium-sized firms saw lack of ...

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Job creation will come only when private sector grows

Although private sector growth is recognised as critically important to create employment opportunities in the country, Bhutan has not been able to make it happen in a significant way. While close to 40 percent of the small- and medium-sized and 23 large-sized firms continue to face shortage of skilled workers, ...

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Former DDC secretary allegedly made false claim of Nu 0.226M

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) implicated the former DDC secretary and seven Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) officials for fraud and collusion in a false insurance claim worth Nu 226,546, according to the ACC investigation report. The commission forwarded its findings and draft charges to the Office of the Attorney ...

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