Launch: To mark National Education Day, and coinciding with His Majesty’s birth anniversary, three important education policy initiatives were rolled out yesterday in Thimphu, which, if implemented well, are expected to transform the education sector in the country.
Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay launched the Teacher Human Resource Policy, 2014, which is expected to attract and retain the best in teaching, to make teaching profession a career of choice, and to enhance the moral of teachers.
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Transport: While officially launching the Nissan Leaf, a Japanese-made electric car, yesterday, the prime minister announced the government’s plans to transform Bhutan into a “hotspot for electric vehicles”, including research and development.
Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said Mahindra E2O, another electric car, and the next generation of existing Mahindra Reva, would be launched this week.
He said he was hopeful that Ashok Leyland would be soon providing electric buses for tests in Bhutan. Ashok Leyland which [... Read More]
Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck launches the book
Written by Lopon Yonten Phuntsho, the 370-page book, is in memory of Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck
Launch: Coinciding with His Majesty’s birth anniversary, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck launched the biography of late Gyalyum, Her Majesty Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck, in Thimphu yesterday.
Compiled and written in Dzongkha by Lopon Yonten Phuntsho, who works at His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo secretariat, the 370-page book is published in memory of the late [... Read More]
Burglary: The Bhutan council for school examination and assessment building, located in Motithang, Thimphu was robbed off a laptop, and Nu 5,500 yesterday.
According to sources, the burglary took place around 3am yesterday.
Sources said the burglars did not take anything, although the building was full of electronics, gadgets, laptops, and office stationery.
“They were probably looking for cash,” said a police source.
This isn’t the work of professional thieves because, although the robbers broke into the [... Read More]
Going home: Layaps load their summer stock of ration and fodder
With their newfound affluence, the highlanders’ winter lifestyle has changed as well
Migration: Although the almost ancient ritual of nomads of Laya descending to the warmer valley in Punakha every winter continue even today, what has changed is the way they do it. From makeshifts, they have moved to imported camping tents, and from rudimentary cooking arrangement using stones and rods, it is now gas stoves.
In making the trip where they barter yak products [... Read More]
Villagers in Watsa, Chukha, will continue to fight a forest fire that also gutted a traditional house on the hillside since it started yesterday afternoon.
Villagers at the site said the fire that started around 3pm was suspected to have started from a lighted cigarette the travellers on the Thimphu–Phuntsholing highway dropped. The fire had started right next to the road.
A forest official from Chapcha said local leaders, along with some villagers, tried to extinguish the [... Read More]
“We need to change that perception (that the weather is forbidding off-season) and bring in tourists throughout the year”
The prime minister
The special package has a 50 percent discount on airfare and hotel fees
TOURISM: By The ‘Bhutan-Thailand friendship offer’, aimed at attracting Thai tourists, was launched yesterday simultaneously at the capital cities of Thimphu and Bangkok, coinciding with His Majesty’s birth anniversary.
The offer is for Thai nationals and others with proof of residency in Thailand.
His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck launched the offer at the JW Marriott hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, while Prime [... Read More]
British Honorary Consul in Bhutan, Michael Rutland, talks about “change” at the second TEDxThimphu conference yesterday.
On HM’s birthday, six speakers, local and foreign, addressed the theme ‘Big and Small’
TEDXTHIMPHU: From starting small to contemplating change to making efforts to shed a few kilos, the stories were very different but they all served one purpose – to inspire those who were there to listen to them.
Six speakers came together to do just that at the second TEDx conference held in the capital yesterday, coinciding with His Majesty’s birthday.
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The opportunity is not automatic though, as certain criteria must be met
Pledge: Education officials in Trashigang will decide tomorrow on how to go about allowing students, who failed from classes X and XII, to repeat in parent government schools, in line with the pledge the new government made.
Dzongkhag education officer, Dorji Passang, said, while it was confirmed failed students from classes X and XII of government schools would be allowed to repeat in [... Read More]
Birthday: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, who was the chief guest at the celebrations of His Majesty the King’s birthday in Thimphu, highlighted His Majesty’s achievements in his speech.
Prime Minister said Bhutanese people got the opportunity to listen to His Majesty on December 17, 2003, when His Majesty addressed the National Day celebration as crown prince.
Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said Bhutanese people remember His Majesty, although concerned about His Majesty the Fourth King, consoling the [... Read More]