Monday , November 30 2015

Breaking News
  • Gaping holes in hydropower polices

    Council: The government has violated the Bhutan Sustainable Hydropower Development Policy (BSHDP) 2008 by not giving the agriculture ministry the one percent electricity royalty in cash for integrated water resource management.

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Enterprise bill likely to return as new bill

Parliament: The National Assembly is reviewing the National Council’s recommendation to withdraw the Enterprise bill to prevent it from facing a fate similar to that of the Right to Information (RTI) bill.

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SAP saves govt. and schools


Agriculture: Investing in the School Agriculture Programme (SAP), a popular activity among schools, provides more benefits than providing annual budget for vegetable procurement.

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Thangchu Gonpa – a chiwog or thromde?


Thromde: Almost two months after they submitted a petition to not be a part of the yenlag thromde, villagers of Thangchu Gonpa are still awaiting a response from Samdrupcholing dungkhag in Samdrupjongkhar.

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Head of agencies to be held accountable


Audit: The joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday resolved to make head of agencies accountable for monitoring and resolving audit irregularities and take legal action on officials for unresolved irregularities within a year from the date of issue of audit report.

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Happiness linked to economic freedom

Conference: Want of freedom to buy, sell or undertake economic actions are part of human nature, which if promoted uprightly could lead to economic as well as non-monetary prosperity.

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Works on Bhutan-India boundary pillars to resume

Border: The pending works to repair, maintain, and construct boundary pillars in three segments along the country’s border with neighbouring India will be sorted out in the 2015-2016 field season, a technical meeting in Phuentsholing discussed yesterday.

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Information Access Centre opened


ICT: To provide better opportunity to use information communications technology (ICT) for the general public in the country, the Bhutan-Korea Information Access Centre (IAC) at Royal Institute of Management (RIM) was inaugurated yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro