Bartsham-Shongphu member, Wangdi Norbu
Borrowing: The government must seriously relook into its policies in dealing with increasing external debt, said members of the opposition party, Druk Phuensuem Tshogpa, at a press conference with the local media yesterday.
The Bartsham-Shongphu member, who was also the former finance minister, Wangdi Norbu, said the government should not continue making the same statement that a majority of the debt was self-liquidating.
“There has been no change in dealing with public debt, and the [... Read More]
About Nu 130M has been invested in constructing a bridge and approach road to the Education City Project site at Wangsisina
… closure will be decided on Friday
Edcity: Whether the cabinet decision on the Education City project would translates into the project being closed would be a separate decision and would be decided in the project’s board meeting, which will be held tomorrow.
While, the education city secretariat has not yet received the Cabinet’s decision in writing for it to comment, the National Land Commission (NLC) remains firm on its decision regarding the release of [... Read More]
World bank consultant Steve Atwood explains a graph on stunting in children
WHO findings reveal that the condition actually begins from conception
Nutrition: Although not new, findings of the ‘Bhutan national nutrition assessment and gap analysis’, which the World Bank shared last week, came as a strong reminder that the country shouldn’t be complacent anymore but stunned with its rate of stunting in children and anaemia in women.
Nutrition goes beyond food, the World Bank consultant Steve Atwood said, while presenting the findings at the Taj Tashi, [... Read More]
Occupation: What started as a hobby about two decades ago has made a lucrative business today for Mani Lal Rai, a beekeeper from Jigmechholing gewog, Sarpang.
When Mani Lal Rai started beekeeping, he placed small wooden boxes near his house for the bees to make hives.
Back then, without much knowledge on beekeeping, he could extract just a few bottles of honey, which commuters on the Gelephu-Zhemgang highway, bought.
Mani Lal Rai owned a small shop [... Read More]
Some of the 104 money lenders outside the High Court
Both defendant and 104 plaintiffs appealed against the Paro district court verdict
Appeal: The high court’s larger bench on Monday conducted its preliminary hearing on the fraud case, involving a Paro woman and 104 plaintiffs from Paro and Haa.
Both the defendant, Deki from Changkhar in Paro, and the 104 plaintiffs appealed against the Paro court’s judgment rendered within 27 days in December last year.
Paro court passed 188 judgments involving 190 people against Deki, and [... Read More]
Royal Civil Service Commission chairman Thinley Gyamtsho hands over appointment orders to the new teachers
RCSC: A new batch of 358 teachers will join schools this year with the royal civil service commission (RCSC) yesterday appointing and swearing in the teacher graduates of the two colleges of education in Paro and Samtse.
Selected through the Bhutan civil service examination, 138 are primary school teachers, 171 are for secondary schools, and the remaining 49 are Dzongkha teachers.
Excluding national contract and community-based teachers, there are today 8,542 teachers teaching across the [... Read More]
Samdrupjongkhar drangpon Ugyen Jamtsho and CFO Ugyen Namgyal sensitise villagers on the importance of the cameras
First national survey of the big cat is to be carried out shortly
Wildlife: A team of Bhutanese will carry out the first nationwide tiger survey in a week’s time using camera trap technique.
The department of forest and park services is undertaking the survey to understand the population, density, distribution and habitat status of tigers in Bhutan.
The chief forestry officer (CFO) with Thrumshingla national park, Ugyen Namgyal, said camera trapping would begin by the [... Read More]
Thimphu city under a haze of smoke yesterday morning
The cause of the blaze and the extent of damage are yet to be ascertained
Disaster: After battling for two and half days, officials and volunteers managed to contain the forest fire that damaged hundreds of acres of forest in Langjophakha, Thimphu yesterday afternoon.
Forest fire management section’s head, Tandin Dorji, said about 800 came together to fight the fire yesterday. He said royal body guard, royal Bhutan army, royal Bhutan police, desuups, forest officials, [... Read More]
Villagers and guests participate in a game of tug of war that was organised at the festival
Though the number of gewogs halved compared to last year, the number of visitors rose
Occasion: The nomad festival this year had a grand theme: “Park and communities coexisting harmoniously,” but there were nomads from only four gewogs attending the festival held at the Kizom eco-camp ground in Tang gewog, Bumthang on February 23.
Nomads of Sephu gewog in Wangduephodrang, Choekhor, Tang and Ura gewogs of Bumthang attended the festival, compared with nomads from eight [... Read More]
Blaze: Two days after it started and despite efforts to contain it, the forest fire above Langjophaka, Thimphu is still burning.
Fire: After fighting two days of losing battle, hungry and thirsty officials and volunteers left for their homes yesterday evening leaving the forest fire still blazing above the Wangchuk resort in Thimphu.
Forest officials said Royal Bhutan Army, Royal Bhutan Police, Royal body Guards, Dessups, forest officials and the people in the locality would resume fire-extinguishing work today. “To ensure structures in the area are safe in the night, we have deployed some fire [... Read More]