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OAG to prosecute Lhakhang Karpo case soon

IMG_2656Lyonchhen with Foreign minister Rinzin Dorje at the meet the press session yesterday

Ministers question media’s intention of raising the issue in the FM’s presence

Update: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has taken more time than necessary in prosecuting the Lhakhang Karpo case, where foreign minister Rinzin Dorje, then the Haa dzongda, was alleged for abuse of function and authority, according to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

“I have made it very clear to them that they have taken more time than necessary,” he said, yesterday at [... Read More]

PM on official visit to India

Lyonchhoen is scheduled to meet UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon in Gujarat

Diplomacy: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay will be on an official visit to India today on an invitation from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

During the visit, Lyonchhoen will visit the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujurat, New Delhi, Varanasi and Bodhgaya. In Ahmedabad, Lyonchhoen will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss bilateral relations, regional and international issues of mutual interest and [... Read More]

Cabinet approves corporate salary raise

The raise however doesn’t apply to DHI owned companies

Pay: The Cabinet last Tuesday decided to raise the salary of the state-owned enterprises or corporations, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said yesterday.

“The consensus was that there is a need to raise the salary for the corporate employees as well,” Lyonchhoen said.

This raise however does not apply to those companies under the Druk Holding and Investments. The Cabinet would soon issue a press release regarding the [... Read More]


Speed breaking the vehicle number

If the number of cars is any yardstick for development, we are speeding. From about 12,000 vehicles in the country two decades ago, there are almost 68,700 vehicles in the country.

This is a huge number. We have one vehicle for every 11 people or 90 vehicles for every 1,000 people, topping the motor vehicle per capita in the SAARC region. But this is nothing to be proud of. While there had certainly been improvement is [... Read More]

Little trust between government and bureaucracy: DNT

The party stated in a press release on the case of the three secretaries who were surrendered to RCSC

Governance: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said the details/evidences on the three surrendered secretaries are ready for submission to the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC).

The commission on December 29 has asked the Cabinet for details and evidences of the charges against the secretaries within two weeks for them to investigate the case.

On December 12, the Prime [... Read More]

When will Thimphu get its first snowfall?

Weather: If the light snowfall in some places like Motithang and Decehncholing experienced on Thursday evening came as a teaser, Thimphu should have its first snowfall very soon, at least by January 20.

This is according to an analysis carried out by the Chief of Snow and Glacier division at the Hydro-met division, Chimi Dorji and his colleague Ugyen Chophel. They used limited data on snowfall in the capital from 1991 to 2014 (24 [... Read More]

Safety important for both tourists and Bhutanese: PM

Tour operators and guides play a role in ensuring safety of tourists in Bhutan

Tourism: The safety of all visitors to Taktsang monastery in Paro including Bhutanese is a priority for the government.

Calling it an unfortunate incident, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, at the meet-the-press session yesterday, said the recent death of a Thai tourist in Taktsang has been painful for everyone.

As a popular tourist hotspot with thousands of people visiting Taktsang including the locals, a [... Read More]

B. Ed graduates were misled: PM

DSC06505The 417 B. Ed graduates will compete for 182 vacancies (file photo)

Teacher training graduates appealed to Lyonchhoen for govt. jobs

Employment: The government in the past has misled graduates of teacher training institutes about “getting government jobs automatically” on completion of the training.

Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay yesterday during the 14th meet the press session said, while it was wrong for B. Ed graduates to expect a guaranteed job in the civil service on completion of their four years teachers training, it was also a failure [... Read More]

Search still on for all three inmates

Update: The three male inmates who escaped through the toilet window from the Wangdue police custody are still at large as of yesterday evening.

A search team was immediately deployed after they went missing in the evening of January 7.

Police sources said following information from villagers, the three were last spotted in

Phangyul and Kazhi gewogs. Search teams have been deployed at Sephu, Phobjikha, Kazhi, Dangchu and other across the dzongkhag.

The search is still going [... Read More]

To boost local construction firms

Construction companies employing only Bhutanese to get works without tenders

SDP: Contractors willing to employ Bhutanese workers only will get construction works without having to go through the work tendering process.

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay announced this during the 14th meet the press session yesterday.

“Let us know if there are any private sector contractors who can build bridges and buildings from start to end using only local workers and engineers,” he said. “The government [... Read More]

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