Saturday , February 13 2016
  • Sherubtse reduces IT intake

    With RIM also reviewing its IT diploma course, and the RTC having suspended its degree programme last year, the government is concerned 

    ICT: With Sherubtse college having decreased its BSc Computer Science slots from 60 to 30, the government is concerned that the country may not be able to keep up with demand for IT graduates.

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Kholongchhu to raise Nu 33.2B loan

Hydropower: In the latest development on the 600MW Kholongchhu project, the board of directors has approved the management’s decision to raise Nu 33.2B by June next year as the loan component of the project.

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Drug trafficking on the rise

Crime: Although police have arrested several individuals in connection to illegal possession and smuggling of controlled narcotics and psychotropic substances in the country, drug trafficking continues to rise.

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Tough issues to be discussed in first Children’s Parliament


Democracy: Tshering Yangden, an elected member of Samtse’s Ugyentse-Yoeseltse constituency wants to raise the issue of declining use of the national language, Dzongkha, during the first Bhutan Children’s Parliament (BCP)-National Assembly (NA) that will convene on January 4 to 6, 2016.

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More than 300 drop out from employment programme

Employment: Of the total 4,765 jobseekers placed under different employment schemes under the Guaranteed Employment Programme (GEP) of the labour ministry, 331 of them had withdrawn from the programmes by end of last month.

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Population and housing census next May

Survey: About 64 National Statistics Bureau (NSB) officials and temporary staff are going across the four thromdes listing houses and establishments preparing for the population and housing census of Bhutan (PHCB 2016) in May next year.

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HC reverses decision on inheritance case

Verdict: Reversing the trial court’s verdict, the High Court declared the final inheritance settlement agreement (FISA) drawn in 2007 between the two brothers of Tashi Group of Companies (TGC), Tobgyal Dorji and Wangchuk Dorji, and their half brother Kazi Ugyen Dorji as invalid.

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My Country, My Town

  • Time well passed: The boy gets a ride as he learns some skills of handling a plough Photo by Kesang Dorji
  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana