A resolution will sync the LG Act (amended) with the Constitution
NA: After several hours of deliberations, the National Assembly yesterday resolved to do away with class A and B categorisation of thromdes and, instead, go with dzongkhag thromde and dzongkhag yenlag thromde.
The move also synchronises the local government act, which is being amended, with the Constitution.
Presenting the LG amendment bill, Lingmukha-Toewang assembly member, Chhimi Dorji, said, instead of reviewing the overall act, the [... Read More]
It is hoped that advertisement distribution will be forthwith based on the data
DoIM: The department of information and media (DoIM) is hopeful that advertisers, including the government, will use its latest audited circulation figures, to determine which newspaper they advertise with.
The department released its latest print media circulation figures on Thursday.
According to the circulation audit, Kuensel newspaper sells the most copies of a single publication, followed by weeklies, The Bhutanese, The Journalist, Bhutan [... Read More]
Initially decided for March this year, an extension was sought and granted
Tashi Air: The private airline, Tashi Air, will resume its domestic flight services in October this year, information and communications minister, DN Dhungyel, said at the national council’s question hour session yesterday.
Trashiyangtse council representative, Tashi Phuntsho, had asked when the domestic flights would resume.
He also questioned why the ministry allowed Tashi Air to violate the terms and conditions of licensing, which was [... Read More]
The doe that was seeking refuge in the sewage tank in Babesa, Thimphu on February 4
Wildlife: The sambar (deer) that foresters rescued from the sewage tank in Babesa on February 4 did not jump into the sewerage tank by accident.
Sambar , foresters say, run towards river or water bodies, if they are near, to protect themselves from predators.
The deer was rescued and later freed in the forest above Khasadrapchu, and not Decehncholing as reported earlier. The latest rescue, he said was the third of a sambar from the [... Read More]
Information and communications minister, DN Dhungyel answers council’s question yesterday
One, a Nu 1B newly named employment guaranteed program, and two, a direct employment onea
Report: If the cabinet endorses the proposal, about 2,500 unemployed youth will be guaranteed jobs in a year.
This would be done under the unemployment benefit scheme, which will now be called “employment guaranteed program”, an initiative under the new government as pledged.
A report, prepared in response to the assembly’s Kengkhar-Weringla representative Rinzin Jamtsho’s question, stated that the program would [... Read More]
The rock face on which the art were made
Archaeology:Located along a riverbed in the upper reaches of Thimphu are a series of open-air rock art. These rock art are set on a single, exposed rock face that stands along a tributary of the Thimchu.
The contents of the rock art are varied in style, media, and theme. The earliest assemblage, which I label ‘prehistoric,’ includes several pictographs in red, along with a single petroglyph.
They are all zoomorphic in subject. The assemblage comprises [... Read More]
The finalists with Secretary General of Bhutan Basketball Federation, Tokey Dorji
For the second tournament in a row, team Phojas turned out to be second best
Basketball: Team Wizards once again got the better of their archrival, Phojas, when they beat them to lift the winner’s trophy of the winter basketball championship in the finals played yesterday.
This was the second consecutive final Phojas lost to Wizards. Wizards became the first club champions in May last year after beating Phojas.
Both teams reached the final without losing [... Read More]
Local officials feel the situation in rural Bhutan warrants its continuation
Tobacco: National Council’s (NC) recent resolution to allow import and sale of tobacco products in the country did not go down well with most of the gewog officials in Trashigang and Trashiyangtse.
Except for a few, more than 20 gewog officials in the two dzongkhags Kuensel spoke to, mostly gups, claimed that coming in of the Tobacco Control Act and its implementation worked well [... Read More]
Currency: Customs officials at the Paro airport yesterday seized almost Nu 4M worth of foreign currency.
Customs officials found the money on a Bhutanese businessman bound for Bangkok.
According to airport sources, the man had a little more than USD 47,000 and at least INR 1M in his possession.
The foreign currency was detected at the first x-ray checkpoint by customs and civil aviation officials.
While the man was eventually released, the money is still in the [... Read More]
Some 100 youth took part in a weeklong YDF/UNICEF-sponsored training
Camp: Understanding one’s strength is what makes one a perfect leader. This was what some 100 youth took home from a weeklong training at the “ethical leadership and mind training” camp that ended on February 5 in Phuentsholing.
Ranging between 13 to 20 years, the participants were both students and school leavers from various dzongkhags, including Pemagatshel, Tashigang and Bumthang. A volunteer group, “young volunteers [... Read More]