An Effects player goes for a lay up
Jachungs, Transformers and Jumpers lead pool A while Phojas and Drukpas top pool B …
Winter Tournament: Bench Warmers beat BNC, 57-47, yesterday night at the swimming pool complex.
The game started with a neck to neck fight in the first quarter. But a few missed shots and fouls from the BNC widened the score line by a couple of baskets in favour of Bench Warmers.
BNC, in the third quarter were desperately chasing the score line. Albeit [... Read More]
Zhemgang town wears a desolate look
Businessmen blame the bypass between Trongsa and Gelephu for the slump
Income: Even at mid-day, save for one or two people walking in the middle of the road, sometimes swept to the edges by sudden appearance of a vehicle between long intervals, Zhemgang town wears a desolate look.
The pace at which people mosey along Zhemgang town road represents the lifestyle there and the pace of business.
While residents have little to complain about the [... Read More]
Still the same: An overview of Sarpang town
A string of plans is the offing to turn the place back to the commercial hub it used to be
Sarpang: Sarpang town, the oldest and which once was the commercial hub of the south central region, has for ages not seen much changes.
The only view that first catches the eyes of passersby is an array of semi-permanent structures that serve as shops along the Tsirang-Gelephu highway. The town’s stagnated growth is mainly attributed [... Read More]
His Majesty the King takes part in an archery match with the people in Mongar
Celebration: It was one of the most joyous of celebrations, this Chunipai Losar (Traditional Day of Offering) for residents of Gyalpoishing in Mongar and those of the six eastern dzongkhags, who gathered at the venue.
His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen joined more than a thousand people from all parts of Lhuentse, Mongar, Samdrupjongkhar, Trashigang and Trashiyangtse, who gathered at Gyalpoizhing yesterday to celebrate the losar (New Year).
His Majesty hosted a [... Read More]
Majority: Council members raise hands in favour of 10-year experience
The experience criterion has been added in the NC Act that is being amended
NC: Amid some sections expressing concerns, the National Council claimed its recent decision that a person should have at least 10 years work experience to be eligible for council was in line with the Constitution.
“There’s nothing unconstitutional about it,” council’s legislative committee member, Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi, said. “It would have been unconstitutional if National Council had tried to raise [... Read More]
His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen with participants of the winter Youth Engagement Program
The 36-day long winter program is aimed at empowering girls
Closing: His Majesty the King, yesterday, graced the closing ceremony of the winter Youth Engagement Program (YEP) and met with the 411 girls who attended the 36-day camp.
His Majesty was accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, His Royal Highness Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and Ashi Yeatso Lhamo.
The program for girls was held in Gyalpoizhing on His Majesty’s command, and coordinated by the Office of [... Read More]
One more: A cabbie bound for Paro offers his last seat to a passenger
Given the glut of cabs, the govt. feels a ceiling on their number would be good for business
Transport: The information and communication ministry is developing a transportation policy that would solve issues related to licensing of taxis and help improve business, officials said.
Information and communications minister, DN Dhungyel, said the policy should be ready within six months.
Currently, the road safety and transport authority (RSTA) has stopped registration of taxis as a temporary measure [... Read More]
A view of the present town
A new town plan has been approved after the suspension of the old plan in September 2012
Township: Envisioned as the future economic hub of the east, the sleepy border town of Nganglam characterised with as sluggish development activities, might after all see a Nu 500M face-lift.
A new Rinchenthang town plan has been approved after the suspension of the old plan in September 2012, on grounds that almost 50 percent of its activities fell [... Read More]
Spill over: The weigh-bridge is blamed for the traffic jam in the town
RRCO, though, maintains that sparing use of the facility will undermine its purpose
Traffic: The weigh-bridge near the Food Corporation of Bhutan office in Phuentsholing had become a bone of contention between the thromde and regional revenue and customs office.
Thromde officials, a few days back, without informing customs officials, stopped trucks from weighing their loads at the weigh-bridge. They said it was causing traffic congestion.
But customs argue the weighbridge was mandatory to avoid malpractices. [... Read More]