Thursday , August 16 2018

On whom does regulatory mandate fall?

The people are concerned by the disturbing pictures being posted and shared on social media platforms. Sometimes it is the severed bodies from accident sites, at other times, they are picture of suicides. And no action is taken against such acts. Although Bhutan Information, Communications and Media Act 2006 states …

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As it opens to traffic, Amochhu Bridge connects communities

After it took nine years and three months to be built, the 175-metre Amochhu Bridge opened to traffic on July 14. The bridge that now officially connects Phuentsholing, Chukha with Samtse and Haa is the longest bridge and the first of its kind in the country. It is a 3D-parabolic …

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Picture story

Kinley Yangden from Druk School bagged the Golden Youth Award in Thimphu on July 14. Eighty tenth-graders from across the country participated in the camp. Karma Tshering Phuntsho from Motithang Higher Secondary School was the first runners up followed by Jamtsho from Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Central School and Karma Kuenzang …

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Missing person found at Tala dam

Chukha police found the body of 22-year-old man who went missing on July 8 from Danglo village in Namseyling gewog, Thimphu. The deceased was originally from Pakchina village in Samphyeling gewog in Chukha. The body was found in the dam of Tala Hydropower Project at around 8am yesterday. “Most cases …

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Let the people decide

The Election Commission of Bhutan has the responsibility to conduct free and fair elections, not to decide for the people. The High Court’s ruling in the ​Commission vs Druk Gaki Tshogpa case made this point clear to the commission, which while vetting aspiring political parties for registration had gone beyond …

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Drukair makes a record Nu 349M profit

Drukair Corporation Limited’s (DCL) profit after tax (PAT) amounting to Nu 349 Million (M) is a record in the company’s history since its first commercial operations in February 1983. Drukair’s chief executive officer, Tandi Wangchuk, said that one of the major reasons for the record making profit was due to …

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Sonam Wangyel Wang to contest as DPT candidate

A natural resource manager, Sonam Wangyel Wang (PhD), will contest as Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) for the second time from Lingmukha-Toedwang constituency of Punakha. He lost to People’s Democratic Party’s Chimi Dorji in 2013. Before resigning from the civil service in 2013, Sonam Wangyel Wang worked as the Director of …

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Four youth to compete in final round of digital challenge

Twenty-one Bhutanese youth were awarded the international computer skills certification for the first time in Bhutan on July 13 in Thimphu. The youth were awarded the ICDL certificate for scoring 75 percent and above in the national round of digital challenge held at Royal Institute of Management (RIM), Thimphu on …

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Inspiring youths through GNH

GNH youth leadership programme (GYPL) was conducted in Thimphu to guide and inspire youths to realise their potential as future leaders. The programme ended on July 13. GNH Centre for Bhutan (GNHCB) organised the five-day workshop. Themed “Bringing forward the leader in you”, the programme ensured that participants were aware …

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