Workshop: Twenty-five parliamentarians are learning to focus on enhancing their research and analysis skills to make evidence-based decisions.
Evidence-based decisions meant making decisions after studying issues in depth and analysing it critically.
Organised by the Royal University of Bhutan’s Institute for GNH Studies (iGNHaS), participants are also taught skills to enhance critical thinking, innovation and informed decision-making. “They would also learn skills on how to strengthen research and analyse public policy,” the press release from [... Read More]
… and the penalty imposed for making changes in the details of an ordinary one
Meet the press: The government will look into the issue of diplomatic passports being retained by former diplomats and parliament members, as well as the penalty of Nu 5,000 that’s charged for making changes in the details of an ordinary passport holder.
Foreign minister, Rinzin Dorje, at the fourth meet the press session yesterday, said the issue of diplomatic passports [... Read More]
The economics affairs minister, though, advises caution and consensus before joining up
WTO: While delegations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations couldn’t come to a consensus, as of late last night, economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk said there were several things to deal with, when it came to exploring the possibility of joining the WTO.
The first thing, he said, would be to sensitise the cabinet about joining WTO. “We must now start thinking [... Read More]
WIPO: A regional seminar on intellectual property (IP) for journalists in the Asian region was held in Singapore early this week.
The seminar, titled “IP is big news,” sought to raise awareness among journalists on key issues of IP and its importance.
“Journalists are a very important community because they’re very important partners for us,” said World intellectual property organisation (WIPO) deputy director general, Johannes Christian Wichard. “They’re important if we want to establish a [... Read More]
Govt. to come up with programs for youth to be usefully engaged during winter vacation
Meet the press: The government would do their best to keep youth productively engaged during winter vacation, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said.
Lyonchhoen said the ministries of home, health and education would work with autonomous agencies, federations and non-government organisations, while answering a question on what initiatives government would take to refrain youth from coming in conflict with law at [... Read More]
… to learn something new and make yourself useful, proves an octogenarian Haap
Profile: At 88, most people would have retired to prayers or to the comforts of their children’s and grandchildren’s homes.
But Phub Sithub still has energy left for, what he says, is contributing to the preservation of old monasteries, so that “their sacredness are not diminished”. Old but determined, the octogenarian from Tshogkhana in Dawakha, Haa, calls himself a volunteer, and has [... Read More]
December 20 will be TD Day, the day on which the trophy touches down at Paro airport
Football: On December 20, an unusual red tinted MD-83 Coca Cola aircraft will land at Paro international airport at around 10am. On board will be the iconic FIFA world cup trophy, a FIFA global official and a few officials from Coca Cola.
Excitement is already brewing, with many football aficionados in the country saving their energy for the [... Read More]
A CSO has enlisted more than 1,000 supporters in the last four days to appeal to the govt. for stringent penalty against drug peddlers
Petition: A signature drive to petition the government to enact a stringent law against drug peddlers has gathered more than 1,000 signatures in support of the cause.
That number was mobilised from Thimphu alone since the campaign began on December 2.
A civil society organisation, Chithuen Phendhey Association, which began enlisting supporters [... Read More]
Fire: Fire, suspected to have started from an electric short circuit, razed two shops to the ground around 1am yesterday morning in Khengthongmani under Kanglung gewog in Trashigang.
The two clustered shops were a single and a two-storied traditional house by the intersection of Udzorong farm road and Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar highway.
Khenthongmani is around 11km from proper Kanglung. The fire also charred a red Santro car, after its owners (fire victims from the two-storied house) failed [... Read More]