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ECB’s ongoing gewog delimitation process

LG Elections: The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has begun delimitation of gewog boundaries for the 2016 local government (LG) elections.

This will ensure a thromde and a yenla throm in every dzongkhag, as required by the Constitution, ECB officials said.

The delimitation process that started about a year ago has been completed for eight dzongkhags to date.  Officials said it is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

The Constitution states that [... Read More]

Two men washed away

Police will join locals of Kamati vilage in Bjoka, Zhemgang, to search for the missing carpenter who was washed away while crossing a river yesterday.

The carpenter, 38 and a mason, 60 were washed away while crossing the Dingronchu when they were returning from work. The two villagers from Kamati went to work at the Pramaling lhakhnag renovation.

Eyewitnesses told Zhemgang police that the duo decided to cross the river after seeing a man successfully cross the [... Read More]

Narcotic crackdown nets 680 to date

DSC_0015Say no to drugs: Education minister Mingbo Dukpa and Chief of police, Kipchu Namgyel launch the appeal from the capital yesterday

This is the number of arrests since its launch by the police in December last year 

Crime: Almost 680 people have been arrested by the police for illegal transaction and possession of narcotic drugs and controlled substances since a crackdown was launched in December, last year.

This was revealed at an event where the police appealed to the public and youth to refrain from abusing and trafficking drugs yesterday.

Statistics available with the police show that, [... Read More]


Resources in the red

Mankind is in debt for the rest of the year.

As of today, we have consumed the earth’s annual supply of renewable natural resources and carbon absorbing capacity.  What we consume from tomorrow is going to be borrowed from our children’s share of the nature’s wealth or resources.

As we join the international community to mark the Earth Overshoot Day, also called ecological debt day, it is a timely reminder of the need to balance production and [... Read More]

Graduates hear some plain speaking on employment prospects

_DSC3762Labour and RCSC officials interacts with graduates

The message was that jobs were there aplenty but not to be cherry picked

Orientation: The drop in civil service vacancies for technical graduates this year is based on demand from ministries in which the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has no say.

This was said in response to a question from a bachelor’s of science (nursing) graduate at the orientation programme, yesterday, where RCSC chairman Karma Tshiteem also said that job projection entirely depended [... Read More]

Audit to take council’s commission in a week or two

NC has asked RAA to investigate allegedly suspect LPG and kerosene transactions

Probe: The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) will probe into the issue of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene after the National Council found discrepancies in its data, and urged the authority to conduct an audit.

The council discussed the issue in its last session, and had urged the RAA to look into it.

When subsidies on LPG and kerosene were temporarily withdrawn during the [... Read More]

Falling boulders kill Jaiprakash employee

A 43-year-old Indian working with Jaiprakash Associates at Punatsangchhu Hydro Power Project died after he was hit by a falling boulder at Kamichhu.

The incident happened at 4:10am Sunday.

He was rushed to Jaiprakash hospital at JP’s old office in Kamichhu but died on the way.

The deceased was from Kerala. He was drilling hole with two other Indians at powerhouse 1’s vertical pressure shaft.


A marriage of convenience?

DSC_0153Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk meets the people of Doksum

The economic affairs minister moots the idea of merging the Kholongchhu housing colony with the Khetsang town plan

KHP: In Doksum, Trashiyangtse, the economic affairs minister, Norbu Wangchuk, said that there was a possibility of integrating the Kholongchu hydropower project (KHP) housing colony within the Khetsang town plan.

KHP could fund the construction of required houses inside Khetsang town, said lyonpo, and the project would not have to lease land.  Project staff would pay rent [... Read More]

Picture story

Coinciding with the nationwide awareness program on drug abuse and trafficking, 70 Sherubtse College students became members of the
Friends of Police (FOP) yesterday. This takes the total number of FOP in Trashigang to 120.


Central-local conflict of interest

The centre reigns supreme, through regional concerns are given due importance

Policy: The government’s decision to unlock no-mine zones in the country has opened up questions among local leaders on the authority of local government and its decisions.

Representing the local leaders, the Sarpang dzongkhag tshogdu chairman, and Jigmechheoling gup, Sherab Jamtsho, recently asked the Prime Minister on the need for community clearance if the government was anyway going ahead with its decision on mining.

“Lyonchhoen [... Read More]

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