Thursday , August 25 2016
  • Indo-Bhutan energy cooperation agreement questioned

    Lack of access to basic information relating to the agreements deprive the public from knowing the potential impacts Energy: Bhutan’s diplomatic relations with India and the consequent implementation of hydropower projects are considered “politically sensitive” and could potentially prevent critical information from reaching the people, a study of the Bhutan-India energy cooperation and implementation says.

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23 laid off following withdrawal of subsidised kerosene

Losses for plaster of Paris companies following withdrawal threaten shut downs and more layoffs
Fuel: The Druk Plaster and Chemical Ltd company in Samdrupjongkhar laid off 98 percent of its staff on July 21 and may shut down following heavy losses incurred.

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Local leaders propose upgrading Bajo school to college

The argument is that such a move could save Bajo town once the Punatsangchhu projects are completed Housing: To help Bajo town survive following the completion of the Punatsangchhu hydropower projects, local leaders in Wangdue proposed that Bajo higher secondary school be upgraded to a college.

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Vacancies increase in civil service

Employment: The number of vacancies in the civil service has increased by 76 this year as compared to 2015 as per the vacancy announced by Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC).

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Polio vaccine in short supply

Following a global manufacturing shortage of the vaccine

Immunisation: Bhutan ran out of the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in the beginning of this year following a global manufacturing shortage of the vaccine.

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Choppers airlift supplies to cut off Nimtola

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Relief: Upon the Command of His Majesty The King, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday visited Nimtola chiwog in Dagana. Residents of Nimtola and Mameythang chiwogs of Dorona gewog, including a school, civil servants and the villagers had run short of essential supplies after the chiwogs were cut off due to ...

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu