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Trashigang dzongkhag to deploy an engineer for two gewogs

Local leaders in Trashigang are frustrated. They claim they discussed the need for engineers and accountants in gewogs during dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) several times. They also cited the provisions of Local Government Act that mandates deployment of engineers and accountants in every gewog. They are questioning why the Royal Civil …

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MHPA formalises electricity export

Mangdechhu is expected to generate another 3B unit, bringing additional revenue of Nu 12B annually

The Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) will start billing its revenue from India by the end of this month. The signing of power purchase agreement (PPA) took place yesterday in Thimphu between Druk Green Power Corporation Limited (DGPC) and Power Trading Corporation of India Limited (PTC). A PPA is the principal agreement that defines …

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Highway damage: Commuters use 30-year-old suspension bridge

The suspension bridge in Kamichu

With about 700 meters of the Tsirang-Wangdue highway submerged completely between Zawakha and Kamichu, commuters are forced to use a 30-year-old suspension bridge in Kamichu. Following the massive damages caused by the flashflood from Phangdorongchu in Jarigang on the night of August 6, the highway has been closed for traffic …

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Another strategy to fight corruption

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, ACC chairperson Kinely Yangzom, Legtshog Lopen Sangay Dorji and UNDP Resident Representative Azusa Kubota at the NIACS 2019-2023 launch yesterday

In its fight against corruption, Bhutan has shown progressive improvement. From 26th position in 2017, the country jumped to 25th out of 180 countries last year on the Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). In an effort to make the country corruption free and further reinforce DAMTSI (developing accountable, …

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NCWC and BNEW launch Bhutan Women Parliamentary Caucus

Parliamentarians and participants discussed opportunities and challenges of BWPC yesterday

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) and Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW) launched a joint initiative for gender equality yesterday in Thimphu. Called the Bhutan Women Parliamentary Caucus (BWPC), it is expected to address the need for women role models at leadership and decision-making levels by facilitating …

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Engaging youth meaningfully

About 580 youth, teachers and officials attended the first National youth engagement and health literacy meet (Photo: Ajit Mishra)

A sound physical and mental health of a youth defines the growth of nation, but in a globalised world it is becoming challenging, and youth are the most vulnerable section of a community. About 580 young people, teachers, and officials gathered at the first National Youth Engagement and Health Literacy …

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Stakeholders looking at revising Youth Policy

More than 300 stakeholders and youth gathered in Thimphu on August 12 in preparation for the revision of National Youth Policy 2011. The national consultation on youth and skills study was presented, which included the emerging challenges facing the young people of the country today. To read more, please subscribe …

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Yalang gewog service centre remains defunct

The service centre remained closed for more than three months

The people of Yalang gewog in Trashiyangtse have not been able to avail any service from the gewog service centre for more than three months now, locals say. The centre was established  in 2018 to provide petroleum products including LPG and vehicle fuel, and agricultural tools to residents. To read …

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MHPA all set for the big day

A scene from inside the MHPA powerhouse yesterday

With monsoon at its peak, the Mangdechhu is roaring through the ravines of Trongsa. The river, muddy in colour, looks like in a rush. At Yurmung, where the 720MW project is located, it is a beehive of activity. Men pitch colourful traditional tents and women spread pine needles. Everybody seems …

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Picture story

International Youth Day: Students perform a thematic skit on Monday at the DYS Hall  to convey the message to transform education by encouraging alternative skills to improve the quality of employment opportunities among the young people

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US govt. commits support to STEM education

John Joseph Sullivan

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the United States Deputy Secretary of State, John Joseph Sullivan, yesterday. State Deputy Secretary Sullivan and his eight-member delegation were in the country from August 11 to 14 to explore means to expand and deepen ties with the government and people of …

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Police not implementing prison Act: RAA

Almost 10 years after the enactment of the Prison Act of Bhutan 2009, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) did not implement certain provision of the Act. This was pointed out in the annual report of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) 2018, which was launched last month. RAA found out that …

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