Waiting: Handymen spend time watching television while they wait for trucks to arrive
The main reason for this year’s low yield would appear to be less rainfall
Mandarin: Although mandarin arrival at Samdrupjongkhar auction yard has been slow for some time now, the supply this year has plumetted by a huge margin, as compared to last year.
While only 37.4MT of oranges reached the auction yard, as of December 6, the arrival last year during the same period stood at 141.48MT, a difference of 104.08MT.
The manager of the [... Read More]
A worker feeds pigs at the farm in Nemjo, Paro
What the piggery produces is consumed within the dzongkhag itself
Livestock: Just 10 months since starting the first commercial piggery in Paro and Tshering Dorji is already looking at expanding his business.
“There’s so much demand for pork just within this dzongkhag and we’re hardly able to keep up,” Tshering Dorji said.
His brother and partner Tsheree said pigs between four and five-months-old were more in demand from the many resorts and hotels the dzongkhag was [... Read More]
The number of licenses issued in 2013 is almost double that of last year
Tourism: The number of licenses issued for travel agency has almost doubled this year, as compared to previous years, records with the regional trade and industry office (RTIO) show.
Adding to the increase were the contractors, whose businesses were affected by loan restriction in banks since last year.
From issuing 190 licenses last year, it increased to 273 this year so far. [... Read More]
UNDP’s program analyst Annamari Salonen presents a brief introduction on the history of Human Rights at a forum that was held to observe the International Human Rights Day yesterday at the YDF hall in Thimphu. The forum was organised together by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy and the UNDP.
Team members wait for a karey from the foreign minister who takes aim
Archery: Foreign ministry defeated the ministry of works and human settlement (MoWHS) in two straight sets to reach the final of Druk Wangyel national archery tournament on traditional bamboo bows at Changlimithang archery range yesterday.
Having won the first set on Monday 25-9, foreign ministry reached the winning score of 25, while MoWHS trailed at seven points.
Within the first 15 rounds, which lasted until 3pm, team foreign ministry completed their first game set of [... Read More]
Leadership requires a strategic vision and sense of mission. It requires an ability to excite and to execute. It requires unflinching determination, impeccable character and commitment to common cause over a private gain. But it also requires an exceptional capacity to make good and timely decisions.
Making good and timely leadership decisions on behalf of an organization has long been recognized by some scholars and practitioners, as a defining aspect of leadership. Quality decision-making is one [... Read More]
UNDAF: The UN systems in Bhutan will provide more than USD 79M (more than Nu 4.8B) for the country’s 11th Plan under the UN Development Action Framework (UNDAF).
Titled “Bhutan one program” the framework was signed between Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and the UN agencies during the sixth country program board meeting held yesterday at Terma Linca resort in Thimphu.
UN resident coordinator Christina Carlson said following global economic crisis many developing partners including [... Read More]
…is how UN-supported programs in Bhutan for the last six years may be described
Meeting: United Nations (UN) supported programs in the country in the last six years were successful, UN officials said.
UN resident coordinator, Christina Carlson, said Bhutan saw significant improvements in health, education, and policy innovations in environment and governance sectors in the 10th Plan with lots of success stories.
“In the last five years, there has been progress towards meeting the millennium [... Read More]
Watermill owners claim they have not been fully paid for maintenance work
URA: Three people of Ura gewog in Bumthang have lodged complaints against their gup for refusing to pay people money they were entitled to, for watermills maintenance and Matsutake festival, among others.
The complaints were lodged to anti-corruption commission and agriculture ministry.
The gup had received a fund of Nu 0.3M from Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) for maintenance of watermills in Ura. He [... Read More]
Anti-corruption day: Four schools of Yangchenphu, Motithang, Nima and Pelkhil participated in an inter-school debate competition themed “The present generation upholds better values than the earlier generation” that Changangkha school in collaboration with Anti-Corruption Commission organised. Students also performed skits and dances.