Friday , October 9 2015

Breaking News
  • Supreme Court lifts freeze on marriage certificate

    Guidelines for marriage between Bhutanese and foreigners framed 

    MC: The Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk yesterday directed the High Court to start processing Marriage Certificates (MC) for Bhutanese married to foreigners starting November 4 this year.

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Latest News

Former health minister Sangay Ngedup honoured


Receives the WHO’s Excellence in Public Health award

Award: In recogniation of their path-breaking interventions that helped improve the health and well-being of people in their countries, the World Health Organisation South-East Asia Region yesterday

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Medical council stops private practice


Warns of legal action while patients feel the intervention is unfair

Health: For the last 15 years, Dechen Pelden hopped from one hospital to another both within and outside the country to correct her paralysed left hand.

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Revamping central and autonomous schools


School principals share experience from immersion programme Education: If central schools in the country are to function at its best, a lot of issues needs to be ironed out, according to school principals.

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Jobseekers get trained to find employment


Training: A total of 46 participants completed a four-month training on housekeeping and front office know-how under the Youth Employment Skills (YES) programme yesterday. The programme is part of Guaranteed Employment Programme.

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Farmers learn new cropping


Agriculture: An agriculture extension officer from Paro, Yeshi Dorji had a difficult time marketing the tomato from his gewog a few years ago. The main problem was short harvest season and the tomato blight that spoilt the crop.

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Accident kills one, injures five

Traffic:  A 53-year-old man died and five others critically injured when the vehicle they were traveling in went off about 10 metres below the road in Martshala gewog, Samdrupcholing dungkhag on September 7.

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His Majesty commands immediate support to affected people

Kidu: His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck granted semso and conveyed His Majesty The King’s command to grant CGI sheets, timber, Khimsa (plot for house construction) and other necessary supports for the construction of new houses for the families affected by landslides on August 24.

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RICBL’s suspended employee reinstated

However, the board is yet to decide on the finance general manager

Update:The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) reinstated its internal auditor who was suspended on July 11 in connection with the embezzlement case where an employee siphoned off about Nu 91.6M.

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My Country, My Town

  • Sign out: As the road’s been dug up, it’s going to be a go-slow zone with or without the warning Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu