A recent study examines the prevalence and roots of the practice and suggests remedial measures
Lifestyle: Tasked with preparing parts of a speech for his minister, a civil servant was found to have “copy and pasted” material from Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, last month.
It had to be pointed out to the civil servant by a senior official that plagiarism, especially for a minister’s speech, was not only unethical but embarrassing.
Plagiarism in Bhutan is a [... Read More]
Crime: A cashier with Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital (JDWNRH), who allegedly embezzled over Nu 5M, has gone missing since September 3.
The 34-year-old cashier has been working with the hospital for the past four to five years.
Medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr Dhrupthob Sonam, said the cashier had misused the money over a period of six to seven months.
He said the cashier was responsible for collecting the money from hospital services, such [... Read More]
A 35-year-old man from Trashigang is missing, after the Mahindra Bolero he was driving fell 75 feet off the Thimphu-Paro highway into the Pachu.
The incident occurred two km away from Chunzom towards Paro, yesterday morning.
The driver, working for Punatsangchu Hydropower Project I, was returning from Paro airport after dropping off a project official.
Police officials said they could not search because of the bad weather and a swollen Pachu.
They said that they would be able to [... Read More]
Cabinet decisions are vital, and what’s more important is the need to communicate these decisions to the public, for transparency, accountability and democracy.
The fourth estate is the expected agency to disseminate such information to the public. But its task is not without challenges.
Access to information has become problematic.
Media houses have employed different tactics – from contacting the media officials to sending emails and calling the cabinet members on their mobiles phones. Usually there are no [... Read More]
The road less travelled: Yangmalashing is a two-day walk from the gewog centre
The good fortune of the former is unfortunately matched by the ill luck of the latter
Yangmalashing: Yangmalashing is the only chiwog in Decheling gewog, Nganglam, to have had a good mandarin harvest every year, despite citrus blight affecting orchards in the other four chiwogs.
But residents of the 28 households in Yangmalashing do not generate good income from the sale of mandarin.
That is because, unlike the other four chiwogs, Yangmalashing is not connected with [... Read More]
Simulation exercise: Participants of a six-day training program on how to fight bird flu learnt how to use personal protective equipment in Phuentsholing yesterday. Participants also learnt how to depopulate, decontaminate and dispose infected birds. About 250 people have been trained so far.
Timber: A tree blocks the road to Kilkhorthang gewog centre
Rain: The continuous two-day downpour has blocked three farm roads in Tsirang.
The roads connect Kilkhorthang, Barshong and Tsholingkhar gewogs. The gewog gups and the road department’s engineer could not be contacted. But residents of these gewogs who were in Damphu said there were roadblocks caused by landslides and fallen trees.
The road block in Kilkhorthang and Barshong happened in the morning yesterday. Villagers, who came to Damphu town for weekend shopping, could not return [... Read More]
The construction of the highway is expected to be completed by mid 2015
The Gongrizomsa stretch is considered a tough job because of its rocky terrain
Road: A stretch of road on the Nganglam-Gyalpoizhing highway will be taken over by the department of roads (DoR), after the contractor failed to complete the work on time.
The contractor, Rinsons Constructions, failed to complete the road stretch within the contract period of six months.
DoR engineer Ugyen Norbu said the contractor’s deadline was even extended by a hundred days, considering challenges [... Read More]
Too big: Jagat’s only problem today is his clothes
Diagnosed with obesity and high bp, Jagat B Gurung, 39, took up a strict regimen and turned things around
Lifestyle: After overcoming obesity and high blood pressure, 39-year-old Jagat B Gurung has been chosen as a role model patient by the Punakha regional hospital.
In April 2012, Jagat visited the hospital after suffering from a headache. It was found that he weighed 100kg, with a body mass index of 36.2, which is categorised as obese. [... Read More]
Mission accomplished: Volunteers celebrating the completion of project
Volunteers: Volunteers in Thimphu have woven 1,000 woolen caps in the last seven months to be distributed to babies born prematurely.
Hundred and sixteen volunteers, students of Changangkha MSS and Motithang HSS, and wives of senior Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) officials, wove the small colourful caps to keep the heads of premature babies warm.
A midwife at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Emi Tsukamoto, who initiated the project called Tshegho (Garment of Life), [... Read More]