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Instilling responsibility in tour guides and drivers

The conduct of guides and drivers can become a matter of concern for the entire industry Torusim: A hotelier in Gangtey, Phobjikha is considering court case after a driver allegedly misbehaved with the management and female staff of the hotel in front of the guests about a month ago. The driver, in an intoxicated state, according to the hotel management, created a scene in front of the guests, complaining that the food served to guides and drivers was not good.  The driver allegedly showed porn [... Read More]

Rangjung earns dzongkhag’s yenlag thromde crown

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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]

Bhutan assigns more peacekeepers

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.

Young students adapt well at Dechentsemo CS

making-of-resuable-sanitary-pads-by-senior-girlsSenior 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]

U-14 national girls’ football team leaves for Nepal

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.

Curtain comes down on KR-II grant scheme

distribution1Guard 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]

Govt. to save millions via gewog merger

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.

From facilitator to competitor

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.

Two Bhutanese held in India on possession charges

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.

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