Over cement bags bought from an agent and found to be short in weight
PACL: A contractor in Haa has filed a court case against Penden Cement Authority ltd (PCAL), after the cement bags he procured from an agent in Phuentsholing were found to be lighter by five kilograms each.
The case was filed last week at Haa district court. The contractor, Rinchen Khandu, said he bought 200 bags of cement, each weighing 50kg, from [... Read More]
This, besides lifting pool vehicle quota for civil servants were identified as measures to cut government cost
Revision: On the government’s request, the pay commission, while working on civil service pay revision, has also been asked to look into discontinuing pool vehicle system and replacing it with a system of allowances instead.
The commission had its first meeting this week, but members did not comment on what was discussed then.
A member requesting anonymity, however, said [... Read More]
Is in effect what a circular from the Cabinet secretariat has instructed all concerned
Circular: All ministries and agencies should provide same opportunities to all newspapers or broadcast media when issuing government advertisements, a circular the Cabinet secretariat on November 19 issued stated.
The circular on “matters concerning government advertisements” is addressed to all government secretaries and signed by Cabinet secretary Dasho Penden Wangchuk.
“With reference to issuance of government advertisements, honourable Dasho is hereby directed [... Read More]
Australian ambassador (centre) and senior government officials with the AusAid scholarship recipients yesterday
1,223 Bhutanese had applied for the prestigious award in the 2014 intake
AusAid: Forty-six individuals will leave for Australia to pursue master’s program under the AusAid scholarship towards the end of this year.
These include three Australian leadership awardees.
Of the awardees, about forty percent are from private and corporate sectors, while the rest are civil servants.
Between February 1 and April 30 this year, some 1,223 Bhutanese had applied for the prestigious award for the 2014 [... Read More]
Unfortunately, for every one that makes it, four fall by the wayside for want of funding
EDP: Just some nine months since he started his own restaurant, Dawa Dorji is doing brisk business, catering to many tourists and local customers in Thimphu today.
The 29-year-old, who studied hotel management in Bangalore, India, said it was possible, because of the entrepreneurship development program (EDP) initiated by labour ministry.
Having worked in different areas not related to what [... Read More]
One of the defunct speed radars along the expressway
The national trend though shows a decline in number, thanks in part to effective policing
Traffic: Even with speed limit signs at regular intervals along the Babesa-Thimphu expressway, speeding is the leading cause of accidents on the expressway, say traffic police.
Until November, 62 motor vehicles crashed along the expressway. Last year, 65 accidents were recorded, almost half the number in 2011, where 107 cases were reported. However, only one person died and 26 were [... Read More]
The ambassador of Australia to Bhutan, Mr. Patrick Suckling presented his credentials to His Majesty The King yesterday
The new ambassador of Australia to Bhutan, Patrick Suckling, who was Australia’s second secretary at the Australian high commission in Delhi in the mid 1990s, and visited Bhutan several times, is in the country after almost two decades. Kuensel’s Tashi Dema talked to him.
Interview: Two decades is a long time. Has Bhutan changed?
PS: There is growth, development and modernity.
Australia was among the first development partners of Bhutan, along with India and Switzerland. How [... Read More]
Problems mainly arise from network congestion, which a V-SAT link from 2014 will solve
BoBL: The most common complaint Bank of Bhutan Limited’s call centre service receives from its customers is on the frequent breakdown of their automatic teller machine (ATM) anywhere in the country.
Since its launch in June 2012, its helpline service centre recorded “not accepting the card, no receipt being issued or no money in the ATM” as the main complaint on [... Read More]
Pelzang Buthrimo’s house and the temple
Heritage: Toeb Chandanang probably has one of the most sacred relics left by the 15th century Buddhist master, Drukpa Kunley, also known as the Divine Madman.
Located at the base of three hills, and hidden by pine trees in Thinleygang, Thimphu, a four-storey traditional Bhutanese house still has the ladder on which Drukpa Kunley shot an arrow from Tibet. The landing of the arrow was a harbinger of the saint’s arrival to Bhutan, then [... Read More]