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Is our education system conducive to entrepreneurship?

Discussion: Bhutanese education system may inculcate value and skill through innovative teaching-learning methods but its not conducive to entrepreneurship.

A panel discussion on if the Bhutanese education system was conducive to entrepreneurship was held yesterday evening as part of the ongoing Global Entrepreneurship Week’s program in the capital.

One of the panelists, member of parliament and former vice chancellor of Royal University of Bhutan, Zangley Dukpa, said Bhutanese education was based on the British-Indianised one, [... Read More]

BOiC approves Bumthang dairy farm project

The applicant, though, is one of the lucky ones as many have applied to no avail

Loan: Business opportunity and information centre (BOiC) approved a dairy farm project worth Nu 1.35m from Chokhortoe, Bumthang.

The project, BOiC officials said, was among the 427 project proposals received since the centre opened on August 28.

The project applicant, Kezang Dorji, said officials from BOiC called him a few days ago, confirming the approval. “They said they’d release Nu [... Read More]


The central school comeback

The petition from parents in Jigmeling to the gewog office not to shut down the primary school in the village is a timely reminder to policy makers, who are in the midst of working on centralising schools in the country.

Besides the consultation at all levels, the issue raised by the villagers comes as a good feedback, a sincere concern of the centralisation policy.  Parents, especially those in rural areas, are not vocal during consultations, but [... Read More]

Asia-Pacific region reaffirms women empowerment

DSC07871-2Gyalyum Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck interacts with a participant from the region Photo : Yamin oo

Gender: The Asia and Pacific conference on gender equality and women’s empowerment: Beijing +20 Review in Bangkok, Thailand, ended yesterday with the adoption of the ministerial declaration.

The ministerial declaration reaffirms the commitment made by countries in the Asia-Pacific region at the Beijing declaration on women empowerment and gender equality. The countries are to work towards eliminating inequality, as a matter of human rights and for the region’s development and prosperity.

The Beijing declaration was adopted during the fourth World Conference on [... Read More]

What it takes to be a woman entrepreneur

On “feminine power and women entrepreneurship” day, a panel discussion on ‘breaking the glass ceiling and empowerment of women”

Conference: Women need as much support as men to become successful entrepreneurs.

Husband’s support for married women and father’s support for the unmarried is one of the driving factors in succeeding, say women, who have started or aspire to become successful entrepreneurs, at the global entrepreneurship week.

One of the panelists, Ugyen Lhamo, proprietor of Druk Associates, [... Read More]

Headhunter rumours do the rounds in Nganglam

DSC_0347An overview of Decheling gewog where rumours of khekpa is rife

People suspect the proximity of the Kuri-Gongri hydropower project may be the spur

Khekpa: Rumours of “khekpa” or headhunter, which have been spreading rapidly in Nganglam, are untrue, say authorities.

Police and dungkhag officials announced that residents should not worry after the rumours caused fear among the communities.

Many villagers under Chokhorling, Decheling and Norbugang gewogs have even begun patrolling their villages at night, according to gewog officials and villagers. People have been frequently calling officials [... Read More]

Tuskers damage crops in Samteling

Sequence-71-(1)Jumbo menace: The two elephants that damaged crops in Samteling gewog, Sarpang

Wildlife: Two elephants destroyed banana trees and uprooted tapioca plants in Samteling village in Gelephu on the night of November 19.

The owner of the crop, Padam Maya, 66, said she was at her neighbour’s place when the incident occurred.  She stayed at the neighbour’s house after helping them harvest paddy.

Although her neighbours called and informed her about the elephant rampage, she could not go and guard her crop, as it was late.

But her [... Read More]

Dismantling of two under-construction buildings begins at Wamrong

RISERBUPeople dismantling the structure at Riserbu

The structures were found to be infringing the road’s right of way

Infringement: Two under-construction buildings, one at Riserbu and the other at Moshi in Wamrong dungkhag, are being brought down, after the structures were found to be infringing the road’s right of way.

Section 165 of the road Act of Bhutan prohibits construction of temporary, semi-permanent and permanent structures within the road’s right of way and road control area of 50 feet.

The dungkhag administration [... Read More]

Lhak-Sam becomes member of global HIV programme

The aim is to reduce the impact of HIV on men, who have sex with men and transgender people

CSO: Lhak-Sam, a network of people living with HIV in Bhutan, has become a sub-recipient or beneficiary of the multi-country South Asia global fund HIV programme.

Lhak-Sam signed an agreement with the United Nations development programme (UNDP) yesterday, according to a press release from United Nations office in Bhutan.

The programme aims to reduce the impact on [... Read More]

Pune FC beats Ugyen Academy 1-0

DSC_2149Ugyen Academy goalie Hari saves a close range effort from Pune FC

Pune tops Group B with two games to go for semis

King’s Cup: Ugyen Academy’s dream start to the Kings Cup football tournament came to a halt, when Pune FC beat them 1-0 yesterday, and topped group B with two wins from two.

The young boys played with a defensive approach, but couldn’t restrict the Indians, who started impressively with a few shots on targets in the opening few minutes.  In the 13th minute, a [... Read More]

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