If the proposal is accepted in its present form, expect bills to almost double
With the previous three-year revision cycle coming to an end on June 30 the Bhutan Power Corporation has submitted its proposal to revise domestic tariff for the next three years.
According to the proposal, submitted to the Bhutan Electricity Authority for scrutiny, and which must go through public consultations before it is finalised, monthly electricity bills in urban areas could double for domestic [... Read More]
This is how the country’s only urologist sees his resignation from civil service to join politics
A letter from the Royal Civil Service Commission, he received on Wednesday morning, was what sent urologist Dr Lotay Tshering running around to mobilise about Nu 6.2M.
That was the amount he had to pay the government to leave the civil service for politics and for speaking to the media.
For as much as he was interested, following requests from his family, [... Read More]
In recognition for their commitment to quality, leadership, technology and innovation, Jigme industries private limited received the B.I.D International Arch of Europe Award in the Gold Category on April 28, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. Vice Chairman, Lhaki Head Office, Sonam Tobgay Dorji and the company’s CEO Ugyen Kesang received the award.
Seasonal disease : Four-year-old Tshering Dema at the Dewathang military hospital
Common at this time of year when water sources are contaminated by continuous rain
With three to four cases reported every day, hospitals in Samdrupjongkhar and Dewathang are lately seeing an increasing number of typhoid cases.
About two-three typhoid cases are always admitted at the hospitals, both in Samdrupjongkhar and Dewathang.
Health workers in Samdrupjongkhar said typhoid cases at this time of the year, during rainy season, usually increase.
Samdrupjongkhar hospital’s lab in-charge Sangay Jamtsho said, typhoid being a [... Read More]
Many, following developments of the political parties and the processes, were disheartened to see of one of the five in the race tail away recently.
To watch a party that did what it could to make it to the primary round of National Assembly election being screened out, before they could even hit the racetrack, indeed brings a sense of anticlimax.
The primary round was one platform, from which a political party could gauge itself and feel, [... Read More]
Idle: The joinery house of Druk Integrated wood Complex
On March 22, when a civil servant from Khuruthang, Punakha was about to transport an Eicher truckload of sawn timber from a sawmill in Wangdue, a forester stopped the vehicle and asked for the timber allotment order.
Without such a document, the civil servant had to rush to the divisional forest office (DFO) at Lobesa in Punakha, which is 11km from the sawmill. “Had I known the procedure I’d have obtained it,” he said. The timber [... Read More]
Election officials in the central district of Bumthang are on the verge of pulling their hair out because of frequent power cuts, even as paperwork piles up for the Assembly election.
Even yesterday, power kept going off and on, while the returning officer had a lot of postal ballot application forms to download and verify.
“If this goes on, we won’t be able to sort out the applications on time, which are sent through mail, there might [... Read More]
Walking home: Bidha returns with three jerry cans of water
Angay Bidha, 83, a lay nun, has been living here on her own for close to 25 years
Carrying a bamboo basket on her bent back, Angay (grandma) Bidha supported her frail frame on her wooden walking stick and looked up at the sun.
The fiery yellow ball in a clear blue sky had moved beyond noon. The day was still young.
Angay Bidha resumed her slow measured step along the narrow path that cut across the neck [... Read More]
On hold: The mini-stone crushing plant at Chakshurong
The suspension, which continues, came barely two weeks after the plant began operating
Eight months since it was suspended, the mini-stone crushing plant in Chakshurong, Trashiyangtse remains closed still.
It had barely operated for two weeks since it started towards the end of 2012.
The owner of the plant has been unable to upgrade the plant and submit a detailed project report as the Cabinet, before it dissolved, required of the plant owner for the suspension to be [... Read More]
The first presidential debate will be held today at 6pm in the RTC auditorium
The presidents of the four political parties that have been declared eligible to contest the primary round of the National Assembly elections, will come on stage together for the first time tonight to address the Bhutanese electorate.
The first “presidential” public debate, which will be based on the political party ideology, will take place at Royal Thimphu College auditorium starting 6pm.
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