• Digital Drukyul to empower citizen and improve service delivery

    The government has begun implementing the ICT flagship programme, Digital Drukyul, which will transform public service delivery and digitally empower citizens.The programme is in line with His Majesty The King’s vision to use technology in addressing issues in healthcare, education and agriculture to improve governance and democracy, create jobs, enhance wellbeing, make the cities safer and cleaner, and bring overall benefit to the citizens of Bhutan. 

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Stakeholders looking at revising Youth Policy

More than 300 stakeholders and youth gathered in Thimphu on August 12 in preparation for the revision of National Youth Policy 2011. The national consultation on youth and skills study was presented, which included the emerging challenges facing the young people of the country today. To read more, please subscribe …

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Yalang gewog service centre remains defunct

The service centre remained closed for more than three months

The people of Yalang gewog in Trashiyangtse have not been able to avail any service from the gewog service centre for more than three months now, locals say. The centre was established  in 2018 to provide petroleum products including LPG and vehicle fuel, and agricultural tools to residents. To read …

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MHPA all set for the big day

A scene from inside the MHPA powerhouse yesterday

With monsoon at its peak, the Mangdechhu is roaring through the ravines of Trongsa. The river, muddy in colour, looks like in a rush. At Yurmung, where the 720MW project is located, it is a beehive of activity. Men pitch colourful traditional tents and women spread pine needles. Everybody seems …

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International Youth Day: Students perform a thematic skit on Monday at the DYS Hall  to convey the message to transform education by encouraging alternative skills to improve the quality of employment opportunities among the young people

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US govt. commits support to STEM education

John Joseph Sullivan

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the United States Deputy Secretary of State, John Joseph Sullivan, yesterday. State Deputy Secretary Sullivan and his eight-member delegation were in the country from August 11 to 14 to explore means to expand and deepen ties with the government and people of …

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Police not implementing prison Act: RAA

Almost 10 years after the enactment of the Prison Act of Bhutan 2009, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) did not implement certain provision of the Act. This was pointed out in the annual report of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) 2018, which was launched last month. RAA found out that …

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SDF to finance USD 13M for ATR 42-600

Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, CEO of SDF, Dr Sunil Motiwal and Drukair’s CEO sign the loan agreements

Drukair will bring in a new ATR 42-600 aircraft in September to replace the existing ATR 42-500. SAARC Development Fund (SDF) will finance 70 percent of the aircraft cost amounting USD 13M (around Nu 980M) at four percent interest rate for a period of 10 years. Drukair will finance the …

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JAB conducts media literacy in Soe

Until the village was connected with 3G service in June this year, the village was not reachable by any form of media

The Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB) conducted a community media workshop on August 12 in Soe, Thimphu. Forty community members, including two teachers and eight students of “School Among Snow Leopards,” attended the workshop. The workshop is part of the project ‘Empowering Rural Communities through Mass Media’ which combines training …

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Zhemgang’s Goshing gewog without gup for a year

Goshing gewog in Zhemgang has been without a gup for more than a year now. The gewog’s gup, Sangay Lethro, is also the Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) Thrizin (chairperson). This means that the dzongkhag also lost its Thrizin with the gups’ suspension in July 2017. To read more, please subscribe by …

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Lack of farm road maintenance affects farmers  

Rizemo-Mongar chiwog farm road in Dechenling gewog, Pemagatshel, has not been in use for the last two years after a landslide washed away a stretch of the 3kms road’s formation width. Heavy rain last month also washed away the road. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Dagana to have a recreational park by November

The recreational park is expected to complete by November

Dagana town has a mix of traditional and concrete buildings, mostly two-storied. Situated on a slope, there is no recreational place for the residents. The dzongkhag is, however, developing a recreational park below the dzong and above the town despite all the challenges. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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Windstorm affects about 87 households in Phongmey

Assessment still going (Photo: Gewog Administration Officer: Kinley Penjor)

A windstorm on August 12 that started around 2:30pm has damaged more than 45 acres of maize crop belonging to 87 households in Phongmey gewog, Trashigang. Phongmey gup, Pelden Dorji said the windstorm affected three chiwogs of Thongrong, Yabrang and Phimshong. “Yabrang chiwog was the worst hit with 66 households …

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