Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 - 6:55 AM

5 Jaiprakash employees arrested

Crime: Wangdue police arrested four Indian and a Bhutanese working for Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. on July 5 in connection with stealing of fuel and company materials.

The four Indian who worked as drivers with the Jay Pee Associates at Punatsangchu hydropower project authority (PHPA) were arrested for selling diesel to a 26-year-old Bhutanese national, also a driver with the associates.

Police has discovered 425 litres of diesel from the man’s house and his maruti van. [... Read More]

Preliminary tiger survey results next month

Wildlife: The wildlife conservation division, which began conducting the first nationwide tiger survey since February this year, will release the preliminary report from the southern region on August 14, according to forest officials.

The world observes international tiger day today.

Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji, in his message on the day, said the survey results would provide important information on the population density of tigers, their distribution pattern and habitat status in the country.

“Local people’s perception [... Read More]

Nima Construction challenges ACC’s suspension order

The firm has submitted a petition to the High Court for an injunction

Judiciary: Nima Construction has challenged the Anti Corruption Commission’s (ACC) decision to suspend its contract license for two years as “arbitrary and unconstitutional.”

The contract firm, earlier this month, filed a petition with the High Court to issue a stay order against the license suspension order issued on June 23 by the Construction Development Board (CDB) of Works and Human Settlement Ministry [... Read More]

Joint technical field survey report endorsed

BorderDiplomacy: Delegations from Bhutan and China meet in Wutai Shan, Shanxi province in China for the 22nd round of boundary talks. (Photo: MoFA)

Border: Bhutan and China endorsed the report of a joint technical field survey of Bayul Pasamlung, at the 22nd round of boundary talks, which concluded on Friday.

The 22nd round of boundary talks took place in Wutai Shan, Shanxi province, China.

“The talks were held in a warm and friendly atmosphere, and the two sides took positive and constructive decisions towards the resolution of the boundary issue,” it was stated in a foreign affairs press [... Read More]

Developing a thromde

DTShongphu gup, Kinzang Wangdi informs the DT about people other dzongkhags running businesses in rented buildings at Rangjung and Methidrang towns

One essential step advised by the dzongkhag tshogdu is for residents to have their census moved

 DT: To develop Trashigang thromde, the dzongkhag will start advocating throm residents to move their census from the gewog to the throm, the sixth dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) resolved.

Most people running businesses in towns, like Rangjung and Methidrang, come from other gewogs and dzongkhags.  They prefer not to register their census under the thromde, which DT members claimed affected [... Read More]

Another arrow victim, this time in S/J

Archery: A 32-year-old man is recovering from an arrow injury in Guwahati hospital, after a compound bow’s arrow was removed from his right leg.

The incident happened in Samdrupjongkhar on July 26, when the man, a corporate employee, was practising with his friends for the upcoming Yangphel archery tournament to be held in Thimphu.

The doctor from Samdrupjongkhar hospital said, a CT scan showed that the arrow had gone through the calf muscles and come [... Read More]

Month’s preparation time pre superannuation

Those about to retire will be freed from regular duties to wind up their service

RCSC: The royal civil service commission (RCSC) has directed civil service agencies to free all superannuating civil servants from their regular duties a month before their superannuating date.

The decision, according to a notice on July 3, was made during the fourth commission meeting held on June 30.   The notification, which comes into effect from this month, states that, [... Read More]

Local leaders seek vehicle tax exemption

Mongar gups have decided to submit a proposal to Parliament for consideration

DT: Besides revision of land tax, local leaders in Mongar want the government to waive the green and sales taxes imposed on the import of utility vehicles.

They will submit a proposal to Parliament to do away with the taxes for local leaders.  This was decided during the dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) on July 24.

Tsakaling gup Karma Sonam Wangchuk raised the issue, saying that [... Read More]

Farmers secretive about herbicide use

Sarpang agriculture officials have reported the usage to the ministry and await directives

Agriculture: Farmers in Sarpang who have been using herbicide bought from across the border, have been restricted by dzongkhag agriculture officials.

The officials reported the matter the agriculture and forests ministry and are awaiting directives. If required, officials will carry out an investigation into the use of herbicide.

The name of the herbicide is not known since farmers have been secretive about it [... Read More]


Employable graduates

The government’s initiative of giving interest-free education loans will free many parents from the burden of finding resources to send their children for further studies.

Educating children is becoming expensive and competitive.  We often hear stories of parents selling land, heirlooms and even cattle to fund their children’s education, in the hope of a better prospect in life.  This zero percent education loan will provide economically disadvantaged students an opportunity to compete with their peers, who [... Read More]

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