The central bank’s convertible currency reserve also improved this year, touching a billion dollar
INR: Royal Monetary Authority has managed to save more than Rs 5.6B in its reserve, an indication the country’s Rupee situation had improved.
Since 2012, Rupee shortage forced the central bank to enter into costly borrowing deals from commercial banks in India that charge interest rates above 10 percent.
As of today, all costly borrowings made from commercial banks in India has [... Read More]
Curriculum and research development officials said this was in keeping with growing demand for extended classrooms across the country
Education: At least 682 teachers will graduate from teacher training colleges trained in multi-grade (MG) teaching by 2015.
In MG teaching, a teacher handles students of two or more grades at a same time.
During the recent national seminar on multi-grade teaching at Paro, curriculum research and development officials said they introduced multi-grade teaching as a module [... Read More]
The beneficiaries with their new set of blankets and pillows at one of the hospital’s wards. (Photo courtesy- Tandin Pemo, JDWNRH)
Health: Soon after the Thimphu referral hospital received two mobile ventilators from Her Royal Highness Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck, the patron of the sick and poor patients, it helped the hospital staff save two more lives.
Worth about Nu 1.9M, the two life saving equipment that the hospital received on November 14 are used by the emergency ward. “The following day, there was a patient on the ventilator and she was saved,” the hospital’s [... Read More]
Tshethrim Zangpo(left) and Karma Wangdi
Time out: Two recent graduates of Gaeddu College will supply 20 plates of momos, 20 cups of tea and rice thukpa to the cabinet, when they have their weekly meeting starting next Tuesday.
Tshethrim Zangpo and Karma Wangdi, through a phone call, received the offer from cabinet officials and later they met to strike a deal.
Tshethrim Zangpo, a business administration graduate, who specialised in marketing, said they were asked to start catering to them [... Read More]
Winter coat: A layer of haze lingers over Thimphu valley in the early hours yesterday (Photo by Karma Dupchu)
Deserted: Deprived of activities and pulling out of officials have left Yonphula airport lifeless
Aviation: Many Trashigang residents, especially businessmen and hoteliers, catering to tourists, expressed disappointment with the “continuous” suspension of domestic air service in Yonphula.
The air service was also erratic even before it was suspended starting October 22.
Chief administrative officer of department of civil aviation (DCA), Karma Wangchuk, claimed that the air service was suspended from November 1 to carry out “runway reshaping works”.
“The works will be tendered soon after receiving approval from international civil [... Read More]
Residue: A boulder left from road widening activity at Phomshing, Trashigang, two years ago poses inconvenience to drivers
Locals complain of tardiness of agency concerned to repair a 5km approach stretch
DANTAK: Trashigang, which received a large number of tourists this season, had all its guests leaving happy with what they saw, with the exception of the road that led to the district.
The five-kilometre stretch between Trashigang town and Pam, on which widening work had been carried out but left midway for almost two years, has left a bitter taste on [... Read More]
As a part of the ongoing awareness program on drugs and substance abuse, a cultural program, including short dramas, was staged at the clock tower square in Thimphu yesterday. Organised by Youth Development Fund and initiated by Youth Volunteers with fund support from UNICEF, the program with the theme “get high on life, not on drugs” started on November 15. It ends today.
Services for maternal health have been stretched beyond the capacity to deliver
Maternity: The national referral hospital in Thimphu is overburdened with 40 percent of the 15,000 births annually in the country, occurring in the referral hospital.
This, doctors said, could compromise on the quality of service and care to patients.
From 1,665 births delivered in 2000, the number of deliveries in the hospital doubled to 4,052 as of last year.
Self-referral to Thimphu hospital from the [... Read More]
Guest and hotel staffs of Taj Tashi participate in the cake mixing ceremony on November 16 to kick off the festive season.
Participants mixed dried fruits, nuts and spices, black currants, raisins, peeled almonds, candied ginger, cashew nuts and cherries with wine, rum, cognac and whiskey. The mixture will be kept for a month before it is baked into a Christmas cake.