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Bionomics in the Dragon Kingdom

A reference book for on the environment challenges and polices of the country, Bionomics in the Kingdom of Bhutan, by Ugyen Tshewang (Dr), Jane Gray Morrison and Michael Charles Tobias provides a compact detail on the ethics and economics of the country’s ecology. The book also touches on the aspects of …

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Competency-based framework to enhance civil servants’ efficiency 

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) plans to strengthen training needs assessment and appraisal of employees’ required skills during promotions through the development of a competency-based framework. The initiative is aimed to enhance efficiency and professionalise the civil service and the commission has so far developed the framework for seven …

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More than 200 youth from nine dzongkhags took part in the selection of the annual national Karate championship that began in Thimphu yesterday. Karate players from Thimphu, Paro, Samtse, Samdrupjongkhar, Trongsa, Punakha, Trashigang, Punakha, and Chhukha will compete in the championship that ends tomorrow.

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Chopper service, a taxi to Lunana residents 

A couple from Lunana took the first flight home from Zomlingthang in Punakha yesterday . The couple had flown to Punakha for their lochhoe shopping

It’s 8 am. Paro is frosty and calm. Inside an old aircraft hanger, ground crew of the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service Limited (RBHSL) prepares the A5 airbus chopper for take off. In about half an hour, the rotor blades are spinning as the A5 hovers over the valley. From the northern Himalayas to the desolated paddy fields and clustered settlement of Thimphu, the splendid view from the sky comes to an abrupt end as the chopper descends along the Mochhu in Punakha.

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Govt. and NC apprised of hardship in Japan 

A group of parents and students sent to Japan through the “learn and earn programme” met with Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and labour minister Ugyen Dorji on December 24, to appraise the government of the hardship in Japan. Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji told Kuensel that the issue is being reviewed …

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Mongar DT proposes GAOs to conduct IWP rating

The rating of individual work plans (IWP) for Renewable Nature Resource (RNR) staff under gewogs could be done directly by gewog administrative officers if the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) approves, according to local government members of Mongar. Mongar dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) passed the resolution on December 27. The resolution would be …

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Winter vacation to practice Buddhist tradition

The 95 students are from schools across the country

Unlike their friends, 95 students have decided to spend their winter vacation attending a Buddhist tradition orientation and training programme at the Druk Namgaycholing Dratshang in Phuentsholing. Organised by the Nangchuk Gomdi (Buddhist Tradition Practitioners) comprised of about 11 volunteers, the programme aims to engage students meaningfully by becoming nuns and …

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Thimphu dzongkhag office construction at Debsi to begin next year

The construction of the new Thimphu dzongkhag office at Debsi, which was deferred since the 11th Plan, would begin next year. Thimphu dzongdag, Dorji Tshering, said they are preparing the drawings and would submit it to the Cabinet after the parliament session in January. He said it would take about three …

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To inspire students to strive and reach new heights through academic and personnel excellence, 40 students comprising 20 girls and boys each from across the country are on a week long educational trip to Bangkok through the Tongsa Penlop Inspire Program. The programme also sent two boys and two girls …

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Damphu-Sunkosh highway to be resurfaced soon

Works on the first phase has just begun

The condition of the highway between Damphu and Sunkosh tri-junction has deteriorated in recent years, making journeys stressful for commuters. Besides being narrow at several locations, about 15km stretch of the highway is filled with potholes. The highway has huge traffic flow between Gelephu, Tsirang, Wangdue and Thimphu. Tsirang dzongkhag …

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