Tourism: To learn from Bhutan’s experience and share best practices in tourism of both regions, a six-member delegation from Sikkim’s tourism and civil aviation department are in the country.
Touring around tourist hot-spots in Bumthang, Punakha and Paro since their arrival on November 6, the visitors said Sikkim and Bhutan shared many similarities. Sikkim, according to officials attracted the highest tourists among other Indian states. “About 700,000 domestic and 60,000 international tourists visited Sikkim [... Read More]
Wendy Erd with the participants at the Centenary Park in Thimphu yesterday
Thirty women wrote and shared their stories at the women’s writing workshop
Workshop: Amid people strolling at the Centenary Park and picnickers with children enjoying the warm sun, a group of 30 women were also seated at the park, sharing their stories with each other, yesterday.
They are the participants of the women’s writer workshop conducted by Sacred Himalayan Travel, one of the private tour operators in the country.
Comprised of young Bhutanese students, women and [... Read More]
Breaking News: Druk Phuensum tshogpa (DPT) has won Nanong-Shumar constituency maintaining its 15 seats in parliament. The Opposition party’s Dechen Zangmo, secured a total of 1,751 votes.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Pema Wangchuk, obtained 1,162 votes.
A total of 2,913 votes were cast, of which 292 were through the postal ballot. Of 292 postal ballots received, 11 were rejected.
DPT won 31 more postal ballot votes with 156, compared to PDP obtaining 125.
Voter turnout was [... Read More]
The ministry has announced vacancies for various positions on a contract basis
Health: The civil service examination results are yet to be announced, but the health ministry has already announced vacancies for doctors (MBBS), dental surgeons, drungtsho and BSc nurses for recruitment on “contract”, who are either unsuccessful in the examination, or who do not wish to appear the examination.
What a move like this from the health ministry to recruit, on conditions, “unsuccessful civil [... Read More]
The number is lower than what PDP candidate had received during the recent general election at 295
By-election: Nanong-Shumar constituency received 292 postal ballots of the 335 the returning officer issued for the by-election.
With 11 postal ballot rejections, eight on November 4 and three yesterday, 32 people did not exercise their franchise.
Pemagatshel election office received its last lot of 60 postal ballots before noon yesterday and another five ballots through hand post.
From the [... Read More]
Crime: Preliminary investigation indicate robbery as the motive for the murder of the 48-year old Indian engineer, whose body was found near a construction site at Changjalu on November 7.
Sources said the three suspects, arrested yesterday, had robbed about Nu 13,000 to Nu 15,000 from the deceased. He was then stabbed on the right thigh and left to die at the spot where his body was found by joggers early the next morning.
Forensic [... Read More]
Commerce: To explore potential partnership and areas of interest in various business ventures, officials of the Czech Chamber of Commerce (CCC), along with some business delegates, are in the capital.
The delegation, which has a mix of business officials from financial institutions and logistics industries to real estate developers and investment companies, met with local entrepreneurs for business-to-business discussions yesterday. The Czech Republic foreign affairs minister Jan Kohout is also in the country.
One of [... Read More]
The government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Thimphu, will host the 12th Round Table Meeting (RTM) in Thimphu from December 11-12.
The RTM since its inception in the early 1980s is the highest forum, through which the government engages in policy consultation on development issues with its development partners.
Delegations from over 60 partner organizations, including bilateral development partners and international organizations are expected to attend the meeting.
A press release from the Gross [... Read More]
Some of the 145 HROs at the conference
Second annual HRO conference ends
RCSC: Civil servants, acquitted of corruption charges, should be apologized to in the media, human resource officers, who met in Thimphu for the second annual human resource conference, suggested.
Royal civil service commission (RCSC), as of now, sends a letter to the organisation and the individual, when such cases arise.
This, RCSC officials said, was done, as the cases are considered confidential.
RCSC director, Dorji Tshering, while presenting the summary of the [... Read More]