Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk
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]
Journalists on a field trip visit a small medium enterprise where solar and low energy bulbs are manufactured.
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]
Home minister, Damcho Dorji
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]
Phub Sithub at Phudreogoenpa lhakhang
… 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]
The aircraft that will fly the FIFA world cup trophy Source: coca-cola
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]
For want of a law: Supporters of the petition to the government calling for harsher penalties on drug peddlers and establishing more rehabilitation services sign the appeal
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]
Family members and police assess the damage left behind by the fire
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]
Mongar town: Buildings should now be painted in white, red, pink or yellow.
Town structures from hereon may be painted only in white, red, pink and yellow
Thromde: To give the town an aesthetic and uniform look, Mongar dzongkhag tshogdu has decided that, henceforth, its structures should be painted only in four colours – white, red, pink and yellow.
Town thuemi (representative) Sonam Wangchuk raised the issue at the tshogdue last month, after he received a letter from the works and human settlement ministry to have uniform colours [... Read More]
PM at the National Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries in Haa on November 24
Lyonchhoen: Work hard to improve tourism, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay told the sectoral heads and people of Haa during his recent and first constituency visit after assuming office.
“We’ll need to achieve more results,” he said, as people would definitely look for development activities in the prime minister’s dzongkhag. “People may question how will other dzongkhags develop when Haa isn’t developed.”
Lyonchhoen said Haa, as a dzongkhag, has “extra responsibility,” and that he would support in [... Read More]
Tongling PS is one of the four schools that will be downgraded next year
A possible fallout of rural to urban migration is falling student numbers
11th FYP: Short of children in villages, about 13 primary schools (PS) in Trashigang will be downgraded to extended classrooms (ECR) in the eleventh Plan.
Four primary schools, including Yobinang, Tongling, Jangsheri and Rangshikhar, will be downgraded by 2014.
This means that the 13 would limit admission to third grade from their current sixth grade.
These schools have failed to fulfill [... Read More]