A candid moment: Panelists share their experiences
Gender: Long after national elections, the two-day conference on “Women in Politics” organised at Terma Linca resort yesterday rekindled the campaign mood.
Women parliament members, candidates who participated in the national elections last year and members of various political parties spoke their minds on how Bhutanese women fit in the country’s political scenario.
Bhutan Kuen-Ngyam Party (BKP) vice president Tshewang Tashi said women were seen as playing more important roles at homes than at the [... Read More]
Stocks: Applications from 12 institutions and 603 individuals for Dungsam cement’s Nu 1.2B worth of corporate bond closed its subscription yesterday.
However, many big corporations like the Druk Green Power Corporation, Bhutan National Bank, Bhutan Telecom and Bhutan Power Corporation did not invest in the bond.
Institutional investors were mostly colleges and committees, including Bhutan Development Bank and T-bank.
A local economist, who did not want to be named said the economy was drying out of [... Read More]
Now the Bhutanese team will face national champions from more than 80 countries
Law: It was in the international court of justice imagined to be in The Hague.
The case also an imagined one – between two nations, a small developing island nation of Amalea and a rich developed nation called Ritania.
They were separated by a strait, the writer of the fictitious case named it Malachi Gap, which the two nations claimed theirs.
Four law lawyers, [... Read More]
The stretch of road where speeding happens
Traffic: Vehicles speeding along the sloppy stretch of road near Dewathang primary school (DPS) has become a concern for both drivers and residents along the road.
For the residents, the problem isn’t just about vehicles speeding that could cause accidents, but increasing noise and dust pollution.
From 5am to 6pm every day, hundreds of heavy trucks from SD Eastern Bhutan Coal Company’s Reshore site ply the road.
Dechen, a corporate employee who lives just below the [... Read More]
Labour: The government’s overseas employment programme has set a target to send 30, 000 Bhutanese registered jobseekers abroad within the current plan.
However, the labour ministry has been able to send only 209 jobseekers aroad, which is less than one percent of the total. This includes the nine Bhutanese jobseekers the programme was able send to work at Sheraton Hotel in Qatar in January and the 200 unemployed youth who left for India on [... Read More]
Ranking: Bhutan has so far done poorly on the ease to business ranking. But the dream to hit the top hasn’t abated.
And that will happen only if all the government agencies worked hand-in-hand towards achieving the common goal. That’s what, Phub Tshering, the Secretary General of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) thinks is lacking – coordination among the agencies.
Considering there is healthy coordination among agencies, Bhutan will reach the top 100 [... Read More]
Crime: Narcotic drugs and law enforcement unit of police in Phuentsholing apprehended two men for illegal transaction of controlled substance on March 31.
The police received a tip-off around 2:30pm informing that the 19-year-old suspect, a student of Pelkhil School was carrying 1,436 pieces of SP capsules and 59 pieces of N-10 from Phuentsholing to Thimphu.
“We were informed that he was in black gho but he changed his cloth on the way,” the police [... Read More]
Around Samazingkha: The fire that started around 5pm yesterday was contained an hour and a half later
But those in Paro and Rurichu in Wangdue rage on
Fire: The fire that started at 5:15pm between Lungtenphu and Samazingkha area destroyed about 15 acres of forest by the time foresters, police, army and desuups contained it by 6:30pm.
Thimphu territorial forest officer Phento Tshering said foresters would map the fire area today to ensure that it did not rekindle.
Although police caught three suspects, men aged 21, 23 and 25 years, they were released [... Read More]
Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk and the Prime Minister signs the performance agreement
Targets: By the end of 2014-2015 fiscal year, 77 percent of works on Punatsangchhu I will be completed, 62 percent of Punatsangchhu II, 55 percent of Mangdechhu, while Dagachhu will be commissioned.
That is, if the economic affairs ministry is able to fulfill the performance agreement, economic affairs minister signed with the prime minister yesterday.
Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk said the targets were taken into consideration under “normal circumstances”.
“The setbacks such as geographical surprises [... Read More]
MoHLR: The rate of youth unemployment in the country has increased from 7.3 to 9.6 percent in just one year.
Unemployment rate of female youth has gone up to 9.9 percent this year from 7.2 percent in the 2012-2013 fiscal year and male youth unemployment rate from 7.3 to 9.3 percent in the same period.
There were 3,476 unemployed youth in the country in the last fiscal year, out of which 2,083 were female. The [... Read More]