• Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering receives Prime Minister Modi at Paro

    Bhutan-India ties: An example of bilateral relations

    The state visit of Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, who left the country yesterday afternoon, is an example of bilateral relations between nations in the entire world. Dowsed in emotions, the Indian Prime Minister said that his two-day visit to Bhutan is an unforgettable moment and even more is the warm gesture and compassionate hearts of the Bhutanese.

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Terminal construction extended by six months

The new terminal building will be ready by February next year

The completion date for the construction of the terminal building for the Bumthang domestic airport has been extended until February 2020. The project director of to M/s Rinson Construction Co Pvt. Ltd, Khandu, said that six-month was proposed considering the arrival of winter that made working difficult. “We missed two winter …

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Create more jobs: Economic affairs committee tells mining companies

The economic and finance committee meets with stakeholders (Picture: NA)

Private mining companies must create more employment opportunities as part of their social corporate responsibility. This was the message from the economic and finance committee at the consultation meeting on the proposed Mines and Minerals Bill, 2020, yesterday. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Bhutan remembers her rangers past and present

As a tribute to and in memory of the fallen rangers, forest officials hike halfway through the newly opened Chelela-Sagala trail yesterday

Chelela: On World Ranger Day yesterday, about 50 conservationists gathered to observe and remember the service of forestry rangers killed or injured in their line of duty. Themed “Celebrating Our Rangers”, Agriculture Secretary Rinzin Dorji thanked the rangers for protecting the natural treasures. “Field rangers are instrumental in implementing conservation …

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Feeding programme starts in three schools

Students were served rice, fish, egg and dal on the first day

When the bell rang signaling lunch break at Jangsa primary school in Samdrupjongkhar, it was not lunch boxes children were bringing yesterday. They rushed to queue for the first free lunch from the school. On the menu were rice, fish curry, egg and dal (lentils). The Jomotshangkha drungpa, chief dzongkhag …

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His Holiness awards appreciation letter to first DDC secretary

Dasho Sangay Dorji

The annual moenlam chenmo of Bumthang concluded yesterday with a sangchoed (smoke offering). His Holiness the Je Khenpo presided over the week-long moenlam chenmo. At the event, His Holiness awarded an appreciation and recognition letter to former secretary of Dzongkha Development Commission (DDC), Dasho Sangay Dorji, for his contribution in …

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PM discusses investment opportunities with SDF

Bhutan has derived maximum benefits from SDF’s various funding

SAARC Development Fund (SDF) has committed a total of USD 31.48 million for ongoing and future projects in Bhutan. SDF has funded over ten projects in Bhutan worth USD 8.48 million under the social window as grants, USD 13 million under the economic window for purchase of Druk Air ATR …

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Paro grapples with increasing waste

Landfill to Land-full: A pack of dogs scavenge the mounting waste dumped at Paro town’s landfill in Pangbisa. Built to accommodate waste for 10 years, the area is already over flowing in its eighth year.

Pangbisa: Feral dogs roam the pristine forest. From somewhere nearby comes a sickening stench of something dead and rotting. Waste is fast becoming a major problem in many Bhutanese communities, especially in the bigger and rapidly-growing towns. Paro might look like a quaint little town largely untouched by the vices …

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Flexibility is not being shaky and indecisive: PM

PM Dr Lotay Tshering

From the removal of the class X cut off point system to the transfer of the tourism flagship programme from Zhemgang to Sarpang, most of the government’s major decisions have raked up controversies. But Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has downplayed the controversies, saying that the issues are being politicised. …

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No water in Rinchending lhakhang

An open water reservoir at Rinchending

The Rinchending lhakhang in Phuentsholing is facing an acute shortage of drinking water. Although the reservoir tank has water, the tank at the lhakhang area remains empty. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Tsirang has a public toilet for the differently-abled

The public toilet was operational since July 24

In an effort to make public services available for the differently-abled, a public toilet was handed over to the municipal this month in Tsirang. The six-unit toilet was completed three months early and is located near the taxi parking at Damphu. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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MoH allocated 3.56 percent of total fiscal outlay

The APA review meeting was held on July 29

The health ministry’s annual performance agreement (APA) for the current fiscal year has a total of 213 success indicators. Health Secretary Dr Ugen Dophu, during the ministry’s APA review on July 29, said the ministry’s APA for this fiscal year is aligned to the 12thPlan and in line with GPMD’s …

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RTA’s summer weaving programme ends

The programme had 47 participants

Summer weaving programme for school-going girls that began from July 1 at Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu concluded yesterday. Forty-seven girls aged between 9 and 20 from Thimphu, Paro, Wangdue, Sarpang, Gelephu, Trashigang, and Zhemgang completed the basic weaving skills programme that is aimed at imparting textile knowledge and …

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