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]
Gearing up: Nyagoes (strong men) learn shot put skills, which will come in handy during the finals of the strong men contest on February 21 to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birth anniversary
A Bhutanese taxi driver, Kuenzang Tobgay, 35, was robbed off his red Eco van, its documents and Nu 7,000 from his room at Hotel Alakananda in Patshala, Assam in the early hours of February 5. He alleged his two men passengers committed the crime.
Kuenzang Tobgay filed a case against the two at 8am yesterday at Nganglam police station. According to the statement with the police, the victim (Kuenzang Tobgay) was offered Nu 10,000 by the [... Read More]
Dr Harish Ahuja
…keeping the revised electricity tariff as it is
Tariff: Instead of a reversion on the new electricity tariff rates the government recently implemented, it is considering reducing tax or interest on loans for local industries.
This was one suggestion that emerged from the seminar on different models of electricity pricing held yesterday in Thimphu.
Hindustan Power Project president Dr Harish Ahuja, who was the speaker yesterday said besides electricity, there were several other factors of production [... Read More]
BDBL: Bhutan Development Bank limited (BDBL) branch office in Tsirang has filed a case against 10 of its clients, who defaulted monthly and quarterly loan installments that they availed.
BDBL officials said those clients are “serious” defaulters, who have refused to pay about six to 12 quarterly, and nine to 16 monthly, installments.
Among them, six are farmers from Kilkhorthang gewog. Officials said four have taken loan for rural business, one for orchard development and [... Read More]
Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay speaks to organisers, donors and volunteers after launching the Clean Bhutan Project and its website yesterday at the Tourism Council of Bhutan secretariat in Thimphu.
Judging by recent developments, we could soon see the second batch of Bhutanese leave to work in the Middle East.
A Saudi company has expressed interest to recruit Bhutanese workers. They need 2,251 people. If the company chooses to give all the jobs to Bhutanese, it would lift a heavy burden from the labour and employment ministry, which is trying its best to create jobs, both within and outside the country.
Nine had already left for Qatar.
Unemployment [... Read More]
Lyonpo Dorji Choden
Works and human settlement minister shared this target with council members
NC Q-Hour: To have about five dzongkhag thromdes (district towns) and another five yenla (satellite) thromdes spread across the country was one of the main targets to achieve for works and human settlement ministry.
Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden shared this with the National Council members while responding to Tsirang’s council representative Kamal Bdr Gurung, who asked the minister when the government [... Read More]
A community police centre was opened in Nodbing, Wangdue on February 4. The centre is to respond to complaints faster and conduct preliminary investigations and to serve as early response mechanism to prevent and detect crimes in the four gewogs. It would also attend to traffic related cases.