Tuesday , February 9 2016
  • 27,000 acres under paddy cultivation by 2032

    Ambitious irrigation master plan promises huge returns

    Irrigation: Bhutan could bring under cultivation 27,000 acres of paddy fields and increase the paddy sufficiency rate to 75 percent in 2032 from 51 percent today.

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Latest News

Council questions sustainability of central schools


Establishing central schools alone will not improve quality of education, say members Education: The government should carryout exhaustive consultation with concerned stakeholders in identifying future central schools, keeping in mind some basic criteria like balanced regional development, population and economic background.

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Bhutan bags Radiant Launch Award


Immigration and census department won the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association's Radiant Launch Award in Dhaka during the 11th Government Forum on Electronic Identity on December 1.

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BCSE toppers

For RCSC Result please visit exam.rcsc.gov.bt

RCSC Result: Chimi Dema, a graduate in BA Economics from Agnes Scott College, USA has topped the Bhutan Civil Service Examination, 2015 by scoring 68.84 percent in the General Category, the Royal Civil Service Commission announced today.

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Orange trucks held at Burimari

A broken formalin test machine has halted the fruits at the India-Bangladesh border since last week 

Export: About five truckloads of oranges, worth Nu 1.2 million exported from the country have been denied entry into Bangladesh from the India-Bangladesh border Burimari customs house since December 4.

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Quake relief medical team recognized


Certificate: In recognition of their services following the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, members of the Nepal Earthquake Relief Medical Unit comprising medical, armed force personnel and DeSuups were awarded certificates of appreciation yesterday.

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GoI releases Nu 960.275M

The Government of India released Nu 960.275 million (M) for the Project Tied Assistance (PTA) Projects and Program Grant yesterday, a press release from the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) states.

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E-taxi drivers and dealers reach a truce

The e-taxi driver who had sued the dealer has withdrawn the case

Transport: The electric taxi driver, Yeshey Tshering withdrew the case he had filed against Thunder Motors last week after they agreed to settle the case outside the court.

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Companies Bill to go into joint sitting

Of the 41, the NA did not endorse 12 recommendations from the NC

Parliament: Once the Companies Bill 2015 gets enacted, a firm will be allowed to be registered as a limited company with just one shareholder.

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Guwahati lab clears treatment plant water for toxicity


But NEC’s test results are awaited to confirm the water’s chemical content 

Update: A test result from the Erec India Research Laboratory in Guwahati, India ruled out any kind of chemical and toxic contents in the water dispensed from the treatment plant in Samdrupjongkhar.

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  • Water: solving the problem of plenty

    There cannot be greater irony than the fact that even as we swim in the humongous abundance of water we should feel the want of it. Bhutan has one of the highest per capita availability of water in the world, yet households in parts of our country increasingly face absolute shortage of water. Lack of water for irrigation has led many rural folks to leave their land uncultivated and abandon their ancestral home in utter desperation.

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  • Future beckons

  • Our Gyalsey is born

My Country, My Town

  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Passengers, please note: Please take your legs off before sliding into this front seat. Photo by Tashi Namgay
  • Down but not out: The lock on the door reveals that half a house is better than none. Photo by Jimba Dorji
  • A once-upon-a-time scooter: Two-wheeler that has been stripped of virtually all but its two wheels. Photo by Bidur Rai
  • Clocktower sans clock: You know what they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • In lieu of a hard hat: A TV in need of protection from falling debris at a construction site. Photo by Kumar Rai, Pasakha