Saturday , July 2 2016
  • Bhutan makes progress in childcare and development

    But certain areas still require addressing 
    Report: About one in five children under the age of five in Bhutan still remain stunted, the UNICEF’s representative to Bhutan, Shaheen Nilofer, said during the launch of the State of the World’s Children (SWC) report yesterday.

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Women vying for LG posts


LG: If 34-year-old Lhaki Wangmo and 51-year-old Sonam from Nanong in Pemagatshel manage to woo the voters during the upcoming Local Government (LG) election, Nanong could be the only gewog in the country with two female local leaders.

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New name for BOiC

The new SOE will still have to wait for the SME banking regulation

Policy: The Business Information and Opportunity Centre (BOiC) is likely to be transformed into the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation, a state enterprise.

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A village of five people


Migration: The 20-minute walk up from Dangdung village, Langthel gewog, Trongsa, towards Lingtoe village reveals the ruins of irrigation channels and other structures covered in overgrowth.

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Royal Bhutan Army Chief visits India

RBA Chief Operations Officer, Lt General Batoo Tshering is in India at the invitation of the Indian Army’s Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, according to an RBA press release.

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Unpaid Bhutanese in Qatar raise concerns

The labour ministry will intervene and contact the company in Qatar

Employment: After completing class XII, Pema Wangchuk was unable to pursue his higher education because of his average marks. He struggled for many years looking for a job in the country.

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13th Tarayana fair begins


The three-day fair is being held at the Tarayana Park at Chubachu

Festival: The 13th Tarayana fair, with a promise of nothing but fun-filled activities and philanthropy kicked off in the capital yesterday.

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Safeguarding the Bazam

A scarred truss of one of the bazams in Thimphu

Public property: People have been slicing and cutting wooden trusses, railings and thresholds of bazams or traditional bridges in Thimphu to take home pieces of wood to use in religious rituals.

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BBIN motor vehicle agreement faces roadblock

Local truckers and taxi operators are not convinced that the BBIN agreement will not harm their businesses

The agreement is expected to face resistance from the opposition party  BBIN: The government’s fight for ratification of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement will hit a major roadblock in the upcoming Parliament session.

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Thimphu thromde proposes revision of land taxes

The multi-level parking building is expected to be completed by the end of next year

Along with allocation of some percentage of the vehicle registration fees Thromde:  Having proposed a revision of the existing urban land taxes to achieve financial sustainability, the Thimphu thromde is now working out the amount that would be submitted to the government.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu