Hard work seems to be the general consensus for their success
RCSC: Scoring 71.12 percent to top the general category of the civil service examination, Kezang Wangchuk 24, said the result was a culmination of his many years of hard work since his school days.
From Kangpara in Trashigang, Kezang Wangchuk studied international relations in South Korea.
“The declaration of my result was the most important, yet the most emotional thing that ever happened to [... Read More]
The aircraft that will fly the FIFA world cup trophy Source: coca-cola
December 20 will be TD Day, the day on which the trophy touches down at Paro airport
Football: On December 20, an unusual red tinted MD-83 Coca Cola aircraft will land at Paro international airport at around 10am. On board will be the iconic FIFA world cup trophy, a FIFA global official and a few officials from Coca Cola.
Excitement is already brewing, with many football aficionados in the country saving their energy for the [... Read More]
Similarly, His Holiness Dalai Lama said,
“As a Buddhist monk, I do not find alien the concept and practice of democracy. At the heart of Buddhism lies the idea that the potential for awakening and perfection is present in every human being and that realizing this potential is a matter of personal effort. The Buddha proclaimed that each individual is a master of his or her own destiny, highlighting the capacity that person has to attain [... Read More]
Self-murder is a societal malaise that calls for a social solution, Part II
If we wish to provide social and interpersonal mood supports which can help the person so trapped to break out and reconstitute their feeling state, it needs to be in an environment that does not turn them into an “identified patient” rather it needs to be in a skill acquisition context in which peers and elders together, share, discuss, explore and discover and [... Read More]
The Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP) has made quite a few headlines in recent weeks and days, and now that the numbers have been announced, the banks must be quite pleased with what is coming their way. Receiving loans of Nu 4B at six percent interest, which they can lend on at nearly double that rate is definitely good for their business, but whether it is good for the business community more broadly is the ultimate [... Read More]
The toppers in the four categories this year all happen to be men
RCSC: Either the questions were tough, or the candidates weak, but university graduates, who appeared the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) this year did not perform well.
The overall pass percentage dropped to 62 percent this year from last year’s 79 percent, as per results that the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) declared yesterday.
This means only 868 of the total 1,400 university [... Read More]
Almost half the stimulus fund from the total Nu 5B would be injected into the banks
ESP: The government will lend Nu 2.1B, almost half of Nu 5B Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP) to local banks.
This is going by the ESP implementation strategy the Cabinet approved during its meeting on December 4.
Finance minister Namgay Dorji said, in so doing the government would be charging the banks an interest of six percent. The banks would [... Read More]
For want of a law: Supporters of the petition to the government calling for harsher penalties on drug peddlers and establishing more rehabilitation services sign the appeal
A CSO has enlisted more than 1,000 supporters in the last four days to appeal to the govt. for stringent penalty against drug peddlers
Petition: A signature drive to petition the government to enact a stringent law against drug peddlers has gathered more than 1,000 signatures in support of the cause.
That number was mobilised from Thimphu alone since the campaign began on December 2.
A civil society organisation, Chithuen Phendhey Association, which began enlisting supporters [... Read More]
Family members and police assess the damage left behind by the fire
Fire: Fire, suspected to have started from an electric short circuit, razed two shops to the ground around 1am yesterday morning in Khengthongmani under Kanglung gewog in Trashigang.
The two clustered shops were a single and a two-storied traditional house by the intersection of Udzorong farm road and Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar highway.
Khenthongmani is around 11km from proper Kanglung. The fire also charred a red Santro car, after its owners (fire victims from the two-storied house) failed [... Read More]
Incidence of suicides bring unbearable grief to families and loved ones to learn of a life being cut short by one’s own hands.
There has been several suicide cases this year, the latest being that of a 28-year-old man in Tsirang.
Referral hospital records show there were more than 70 cases of suicide reported this year, including people of varying ages and backgrounds.
When people end their lives and increasingly so, we are left to question why. That [... Read More]