In its 4th year, with a year to go, more teachers and students have been ICT-trained than planned
Project: The Chiphen Rigphel project has surpassed its initial target of information and communications technology (ICT) development in “skill building,” project officials have confirmed.
The project, which is in its fourth year, has exceeded the target of training 5,000 teachers on integrating ICT into the education system across the country.
A total of 5,204 teachers have been trained [... Read More]
The drying up Peling Tsho
An initiative to save the lake has begun with assistance from UNDP
Environment: The Peling tsho (lake) in Decheling gewog, Nganglam, was a feared water body. Its vastness awed those visiting it. The dark waters scared school children from swimming in it, and some villagers even revered it.
Source of water to more than 500 households downstream, the lake supported livelihoods in six chiwogs. Locals said it took more than an hour to go round [... Read More]
After plummeting to a low of Rs 70 a dollar, it has settled in the Rs 60-63 range
INR The Indian Rupee, which was tagged as one of the worst performing currencies in south Asia, has now stabilised between 60-63 a dollar.
The Rupee at one time, in August last year, had almost depreciated to 70 against the dollar. With the Bhutanese ngultrum pegged to the India Rupee, the rise and fall in the value [... Read More]
Foreign minister Rinzin Dorje at the opening
Seventy businessmen from the country and India participated in the five-day Indo-Bhutan friendship trade fair at Gelephu, which ended yesterday.
The fair, which started on January 28, saw 10 participants from the country, 10 from northeast India, 10 from Bodo territorial council, while the rest were from other Indian states.
Organised by the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), various items, such as textiles, craft items, engineering tools, and carpets, were for sale, apart from indigenous [... Read More]
An Effects player goes for a lay up
Jachungs, Transformers and Jumpers lead pool A while Phojas and Drukpas top pool B …
Winter Tournament: Bench Warmers beat BNC, 57-47, yesterday night at the swimming pool complex.
The game started with a neck to neck fight in the first quarter. But a few missed shots and fouls from the BNC widened the score line by a couple of baskets in favour of Bench Warmers.
BNC, in the third quarter were desperately chasing the score line. Albeit [... Read More]
Zhemgang town wears a desolate look
Businessmen blame the bypass between Trongsa and Gelephu for the slump
Income: Even at mid-day, save for one or two people walking in the middle of the road, sometimes swept to the edges by sudden appearance of a vehicle between long intervals, Zhemgang town wears a desolate look.
The pace at which people mosey along Zhemgang town road represents the lifestyle there and the pace of business.
While residents have little to complain about the [... Read More]
Special Drug Operation Police Team arrested 66 individuals for drug trade and illegal possession in Thimphu since December 25 last year. The nine police officers seized among others 910gm of brown sugar, and five other varieties of drugs following tip offs. Police said the operation will continue.
Still the same: An overview of Sarpang town
A string of plans is the offing to turn the place back to the commercial hub it used to be
Sarpang: Sarpang town, the oldest and which once was the commercial hub of the south central region, has for ages not seen much changes.
The only view that first catches the eyes of passersby is an array of semi-permanent structures that serve as shops along the Tsirang-Gelephu highway. The town’s stagnated growth is mainly attributed [... Read More]
Thanks to certain police initiatives, though, there has been a recorded drop in offenses
RBP: Battery topped the list of crimes committed in Samdrupjongkhar last year.
Of the 66 reported crimes in the border town, 12 were battery, police records show.
While only one case of malicious mischief and deceptive practice was reported, the total number of reported cases last year dropped by three from 69 in 2012. Cases of youth crime also dropped to 25 [... Read More]