Friday , July 1 2016
  • Cases involving police personnel dealt with strictly

    Council: Five policemen are either on suspension or under trial for various crimes.

    The ministry has revealed this in a written response to the National Council (NC), which in the wake of media reports of police personnel being involved in crimes, had enquired what actions were taken on the accused. The house received the written response earlier this month.

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His Majesty The King with the 20th batch of volunteers who completed the DeSuung Integrated Training Programme. In an Audience to the 125 men and women who participated in the two-week programme, His Majesty shared the vision of DeSuung as well as of the country, and the role that DeSuups ...

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Gasa gets a fuel station

It was the only dzongkhag in the country without one until yesterday

Service: The people of Gasa will no longer have to drive for more than three hours to Punakha to refuel their vehicles or to get gas cylinders for cooking, with the dzongkhag  inaugurating its first fuel station at Kolikha yesterday.

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IT industry a possible answer to unemployment

The IT park’s most successful tenant, ScanCafe, will employ up to 300 interns for six months 

Employment: A possible solution to the current unemployment scenario could come from introducing and empowering more information technology (IT) based industries in the country.

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Tendu hungers for a bank, fuel depot

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Local lenders and private fuel suppliers are currently filling in and making a good profit

Facilities: Residents of Tendu in Samtse are waiting for the government to fulfil its pledge to set up a bank in every gewog.

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Brisk business along the Nangar-Ura bypass

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The bypass has opened up business opportunities for people living nearby

Development: If the opening of the Nangar-Ura bypass affected business in Chamkhar town, it has opened up business opportunities for people living along the bypass road.

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Rising multi-drug resistant TB cases

Despite Bhutan’s laudable progress in the TB control programme

WHO: Despite Bhutan’s laudable progress in the Tuberculosis (TB) control programme over the years, the increasing number of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a threat to the achievements made so far.

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Economic minister quizzed again

Assembly: As if the National Council (NC) calling the economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji for a second time to the house was not enough, National Assembly (NA) members, both from the government and the opposition, chose to ask him most of the questions during the question-hour session, yesterday.

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USD 4.26M for improvement of city roads

However the grant will be released only if ADB’s requirements are met

Infrastructure: Residents in Lungtenphu, Thimphu will soon have improved and broader roads with road widening work from Semtokha (manidungkhor area) to the Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School (YHSS) parking expected to start in October this year.

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Efforts to boost mushroom farming

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Partnership: The University of the Ryukyus, Japan and the National Mushroom Centre (NMC) signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday to boost commercial mushroom farming in five dzongkhags.

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APA evaluation to begin soon

Development: The government Performance Management Division (GPMD) will evaluate the 2015-16 annual performance of the dzongkhags and some 36 government agencies next month.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
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