By DT members take a break
Kanglung and Wamrong were the other two contenders that met the required criteria Township: Following lengthy deliberations, Trashigang dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) resolved that Rangjung would be their yenlag thromde (satellite town) in the dzongkhag. The decision comes after the ministry of works and human settlement required each dzongkhag to have only one yenlag thromde. Kanglung and Wamrong were the other two potential towns that fulfilled the criteria. According to the thromde tules, 2011, a yenlag thromde should have a resident population of 1500. At least [... Read More]
UN: Bhutan has slightly increased its UN peacekeeping presence with another seven Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) officers being deployed to various UN peacekeeping missions. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met with the seven officers on Thursday. There are now 18 Bhutanese security forces personnel serving abroad in seven UN missions.
Senior girls show younger ones how to make reusable sanitary pads
After overcoming an initial bout of homesickness, the little ones are adjusting nicely Education: Despite initial skepticism among parents to enroll six-year olds into a boarding school, preprimary (PP) students are adjusting well in the recently opened Dechentsemo central school at Thinleygang, Punakha. The school, however, had to send home two PP students after they kept crying and asked for their parents at night. There are today 43 boarding students in classes PP to III at Dechentsemo central school, located below Thinleygang town. The school [... Read More]
The team will be participating in a regional championship Football: The under-14 national girls’ football team left the country today to participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) under-14 girls’ regional championship in Katmandu, Nepal.
Guard of honour: Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay inspects rows of power tillers received from Japan at the Agriculture Machinery Centre in Paro
Thirty years of Japanese assistance winds up with last consignment of 239 power tillers AID: Bringing an end to more than three decades of assistance provided to Bhutan under the KR-II grant scheme, a last batch of 239 power tillers worth Nu 63.5M (million) or USD 1.1M was handed over by Japan, in Paro, yesterday. Started in 1984, Bhutan has in total received 3,186 power tillers worth Nu 1.8 billion, and other various farm equipment, under the KR-II scheme, since then. KR-II was initiated by [... Read More]
Preliminary report suggests reducing their numbers by 55 to 57 LG: The government will be able to save up to Nu 200M (million) annually in recurrent expenditure by axing 57 gewogs, according a report on reconfiguration of gewogs prepared by the department of local governance (DLG). This is equal to the gewog development grant (GDG) budget for 100 gewogs at the rate of Nu 2M per constituency.
Private sector decries government’s encroachment on its turf BCCI: The government should only take up business activities where the private sector does not have capacity and intent; for that too, the official role should be to simply lead the way. This was the message Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (BCCI) president Ugen Tsechup Dorji conveyed to the government at the annual general meeting held yesterday.
Drugs: Two Bhutanese men are in custody in Dathgari, India, for possession of 136 capsules of spasmo-proxyvon on April 13. An 18-year old man from Thimphu is a jobless youth and a 25-year old man from Tashigang Khaling is a university graduate.
To ensure that the govt. receives the royalty it is entitled to Cordyceps: To encourage highlanders to declare their total cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) collection faithfully and to pay royalty to the government, agriculture ministry has made marketing methods for the prized fungus flexible. Whether a collector participates in an auction or not, he or she has to pay a royalty of Nu 8,400 for a kilogram of cordyceps collected. The royalty of Nu 8,400 and permit fee of Nu 510 was revised last year, subject [... Read More]
HRH Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurates the centre
UWICE at Lamai Gonpa provides the premises for the institute UNESCO: The UNESCO Madanjeet centre for South Asia forestry studies at Lamai Gonpa in Bumthang was inaugurated yesterday, fulfilling a cherished dream of late UNESCO Ambassador Madanjeet Singh, who aspired to create a network of institutions of excellence across all SAARC countries. The late Madanjeet Singh, an Indian artist, writer, diplomat and philanthropist, was the UNESCO goodwill ambassador from the year 2000.