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Local leaders refuse to sign compact agreement

They claim to have been left out of the loop when targets were set by sector heads

Governance: Local leaders of Gasa yesterday agreed to sign the performance compact agreement with the dzongda only after they review and discuss the targets with sector heads.

During the dzongkhag tshogde yesterday, local leaders said that, although they are in favour of compact signing, targets were set by sector heads without prior discussion with them.  They said the [... Read More]

No takers for transport service

20140819_131452Despite being open, the Jomotsangkha dungkhag’s main gate doesn’t see any buses plying through

No buses have plied the Jomotsangkha-Samdrupjongkhar route since last year

RSTA: The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) office in Samdrupjongkhar has not received any proposal to operate a transport service between Jomotsangkha and Samdrupjongkhar ever since the last service discontinued a year ago.

People of Lauri, Langchenphug and Serthi gewogs in the dungkhag have been living with this problem after the only bus service that plied between the dungkhag and dzongkhag discontinued following an [... Read More]

Semifinals from August 24

IMG_1602A Selwai Melong supporter cheers for the team

Archery: Team Happy, Palden Group of Companies, Zombala and Nim Archery yesterday qualified for the semi finals of the ongoing Yangphel open archery tournament.

The last quarterfinals match will be played today amongst Khadel Zorig of Paro, United Sikkim and Laya Tours and Treks from Bumthang.

Team Happy beat Selwai Melong in a penalty shootout. Palden Group defeated Bhutan Majestic Travel and Druk Lhayul and hit the highest team kareys in the process. They hit [... Read More]

Picture story

Phojas and Wizards will meet in the finals of the Thimphu Open Basketball championship today at the Swimming pool complex.
Phojas defeated Thimphu Takins and Wizards beat Pazaps in the semi finals yesterday. This is the third time Phojas and Wizards are meeting in the finals of a basketball tournament.


ACC completes investigation of Gelephu dungpa

Nu 3.4M recovered from his residence

Corruption:  The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has completed its corruption and embezzlement investigation of the Gelephu dungpa, who is alleged to have embezzled millions of ngultrums, a majority from the funds of Losel Cinema hall.

ACC officials said that they are in the process of consolidating documents and writing investigation report to be forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to prosecute dungpa Pema Wangdi.

The ACC’s first [... Read More]

ECB’s ongoing gewog delimitation process

LG Elections: The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has begun delimitation of gewog boundaries for the 2016 local government (LG) elections.

This will ensure a thromde and a yenla throm in every dzongkhag, as required by the Constitution, ECB officials said.

The delimitation process that started about a year ago has been completed for eight dzongkhags to date.  Officials said it is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

The Constitution states that [... Read More]

Two men washed away

Police will join locals of Kamati vilage in Bjoka, Zhemgang, to search for the missing carpenter who was washed away while crossing a river yesterday.

The carpenter, 38 and a mason, 60 were washed away while crossing the Dingronchu when they were returning from work. The two villagers from Kamati went to work at the Pramaling lhakhnag renovation.

Eyewitnesses told Zhemgang police that the duo decided to cross the river after seeing a man successfully cross the [... Read More]

Narcotic crackdown nets 680 to date

DSC_0015Say no to drugs: Education minister Mingbo Dukpa and Chief of police, Kipchu Namgyel launch the appeal from the capital yesterday

This is the number of arrests since its launch by the police in December last year 

Crime: Almost 680 people have been arrested by the police for illegal transaction and possession of narcotic drugs and controlled substances since a crackdown was launched in December, last year.

This was revealed at an event where the police appealed to the public and youth to refrain from abusing and trafficking drugs yesterday.

Statistics available with the police show that, [... Read More]


Resources in the red

Mankind is in debt for the rest of the year.

As of today, we have consumed the earth’s annual supply of renewable natural resources and carbon absorbing capacity.  What we consume from tomorrow is going to be borrowed from our children’s share of the nature’s wealth or resources.

As we join the international community to mark the Earth Overshoot Day, also called ecological debt day, it is a timely reminder of the need to balance production and [... Read More]

Graduates hear some plain speaking on employment prospects

_DSC3762Labour and RCSC officials interacts with graduates

The message was that jobs were there aplenty but not to be cherry picked

Orientation: The drop in civil service vacancies for technical graduates this year is based on demand from ministries in which the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has no say.

This was said in response to a question from a bachelor’s of science (nursing) graduate at the orientation programme, yesterday, where RCSC chairman Karma Tshiteem also said that job projection entirely depended [... Read More]

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