Phaling: The area is yet to turn into a town
Freeze on housing loans has halted construction of the Lhuentse main town area
While its neighbouring districts are witnessing steady development, Phaling, Lhuentse’s main town area, has not seen much progress, following a freeze on housing loans in the country.
Shopkeepers still sell goods from the wooden makeshifts they built more than decades ago, while civil servants and corporate employees are still living in clusters of shacks, built of planks and tin sheets.
Site development activities started since [... Read More]
In four days, a team of four ear surgeons and a head nurse operated on 27 ears of 22 patients in JDWNR hospital in Thimphu.
The team also donated an operation theatre television monitor to the hospital. The team leader Dr Ryo Yuasa said the campaign was a response to the royal visit in 2011 after the tsunami in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.
“We wanted to [... Read More]
Not at a snail’s pace: Since 2009, the number of snails has multiplied in Gyalpoizhing
It’s not the thought of attending emergency calls at night at this time of the year that frightens Ngawang Chezom, the 32-year-old health worker in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar. What freaks her more is the thought of walking through snail-infested footpaths.
According to Ngawang Chezom, the “big snails” are a big disturbance to the people, as they have started infesting agriculture fields and flower gardens.
She said snails feed mostly at night on shoots and flower buds, killing the [... Read More]
Gola baazar: With or without development, its residents want to stay on
… to Balbotay, the area earmarked by the govt. for a new town
While people in other parts of the country complain of not getting a new township, the residents of Gola Bazaar in Sipsoo, Samtse want to stay in their own small compact town.
Following a consultative meeting, the 51 shopkeepers last year submitted to the dungkhag and ministry of works and human settlement that they wish to stay in the same area, and don’t want [... Read More]
Almost a week after the interim government was instated on April 30, the chief advisor for the interim government, Supreme Court Chief Justice Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye responds to questions concerning its functions until the next government is elected.
Q The immediate duties and responsibilitles the interim government would look into…
The interim government will issue order on Monday concerning its duties and related responsibilities.
Q What challenges do you foresee in carrying out the responsibilities during the interim [... Read More]
RUB will be open for attestation purposes on the weekend
With just a day left for the political parties to file in their “letter of intent” to election commission, to be able to contest the primary round, the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) will remain open over the weekend to attend to candidates seeking attestations of their university certificates.
RUB will open from 9:30 am today, so that committee members could work on attestations of academic transcripts, [... Read More]
If elected, Druk Phuensum tshogpa (DPT) commits to reduce poverty below five percent and aim at a minimum of eight percent average growth rate in the 11th Plan, which starts in July, according to its draft manifesto.
It also pledges among others to bridge income disparity through tax measures, by tracking consumption patterns and imports and appointing an economic and financial advisory body to advice the prime minister on emerging and major issues.
It proposes a revision [... Read More]
A soldier of the RBA Wing VII camp in Shaba, Paro, was found dead in Pachu on April 28.
The soldier was alleged to have gone fishing along with three other soldiers.
Sources in Paro said a forest patrol team found the four soldiers fishing near the bridge that connects to Shaba gewog centre at around 1:30 am.
When the forest patrol team nabbed two soldiers, the deceased and other soldier ran off.
“When the two soldiers caught by [... Read More]
The royal civil service commission (RCSC) yesterday accepted urologist Dr Lotay Tshering’s resignation, more than three months after it was submitted, to join politics.
“Dr Lotay Tshering, specialist III (ES3 A), Jigme Dorji Wangchuk national referral hospital, ministry of health, voluntarily resigned from the civil service with immediate effect, after years of distinguished service,” the commission posted on its website yesterday evening.
Commission officials said Dr Lotay Tshering paid in cheque, his service obligation of about Nu [... Read More]