In the age of new media that we live in, we are experiencing exciting and revolutionary evolution of cultures. The Internet has made the way we share information by far easier and more accessible to a wider audience. Social media, websites and computer programmes that enable people to share information and to communicate using the Internet, is changing the way we think, work and share knowledge.
Because we can now transfer data and communication in real [... Read More]
Thimphu tshechu this year received about more than 5,000 tourist
Besides a substantial contribution to the exchequer, it also provides employment to many
Tourism: With a salary that was not enough to support his family, Tashi Wangdi quit his job six years back as a driver with a corporate office, and bought a vehicle and hired its service to tour operators.
He wasn’t sure if he made the right decision then. Today, he has no doubt.
“With whatever I had, and a vehicle loan from a [... Read More]
To investigate property transaction during injunction
Property: Six people affected by a fraudulent land sale have appealed to the Anti Corruption Commission to investigate the transaction of a house belonging to the seller.
According to their appeal letter, a man from Paro who brokered for a Thimphu resident sold an acre of land at Ngabiphu, Thimphu at Nu 0.17M a decimal to them between December 2012 and January 2013. The customers also paid Nu 4,000 [... Read More]
The Thimphu tshechu ended yesterday with the Guru Tshengyed cham (the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche)
But that should not detract from what the project has accomplished thus far
REP: The rural electrification project, replete with challenges, is likely to miss the December 2014 deadline.
Labour, harsh winter weather, rugged terrain, and transportation issues are some of the unforeseen problems that hinder the progress of the projects, Bhutan Power corporation ltd. (BPCL) officials said.
The previous government declared electricity for all by 2013, when it began works on the 10th Plan, with [... Read More]
Prospect: Talingthang in Ura where businesses are being planned
Besides roadside restaurants cashing in, land prices have shot up in anticipation
Road: But for the steep climb on either side of Shaspo, the highest point on the Ura-Nangar road in Bumthang, driving along the 32-km road is quite an experience.
The much-awaited wider and smoother road will be officially opened to traffic next month, but a drive through blue pine forest for about 45 minutes to one hour is hard to resist as most [... Read More]
RMA: Bhutan’s debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio has reached 106 percent as of June this year, according to latest figures from the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA).
In other words, 106 percent of the country’s economy is built of borrowings, both internal and external. While the size of the country’s economy is about Nu 99B, the external debt stands at USD 1.7B.
Of the total outstanding debt, convertible currency loan represent USD 629M and [... Read More]
Thanza’s dwellers will be the first in the line of flood and they live under constant fear
Flood: The vast floodplain above Tshojo village in Lunana is endless. The sand bed is so immense it can easily fit seven Thimphu cities, maybe even ten, and it goes on, further on. At the far end, a thin mule tack snakes up a mild crest. Far above, on the golden plains that stretch further up until [... Read More]
Courts issue arrest warrant in pursuance of monetary cases filed against him
Wanted: The High Court and Thimphu district court’s four benches issued an arrest warrant for a police officer in August this year, after he failed to report to the courts the monetary cases filed against him.
The police officer, a major who was the assistant superintendent of police in Sarpang, has monetary cases filed against him for about Nu 30M.
Courts in Thimphu addressed [... Read More]
No holiday: Students of Singye Namgyel PS are served lunch during scrub typhus screening
Two dead in Athang gewog’s Singye Namgyel primary school
Disease: Two students of Singye Namgyel primary school in Athang, Wangduephodrang have died supposedly of scrub typhus, while four others have been admitted to hospital with symptoms of the disease.
While Wangdue tshechu has begun, local leaders, health officials and teachers have been busy screening students and villagers for the disease and performing rituals for the deceased. The two students died on August 20 and September [... Read More]