Saturday , August 27 2016
  • Laws unclear on MPs’ study leave

    The recent case of an MP resigning after being denied study leave has also sparked debate on whether MPs should pursue such activities while in service

    Parliament: The recent incident of a Member of Parliament (MP) resigning after being denied study leave has sparked debate on whether an MP is entitled to such long-term leave while still serving.

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“RBP today is more professional and strong as a law enforcement agency”

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Q&A: As Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel completed his tenure as the sixth Chief of Police yesterday, he spoke to Kuensel’s Kinga Dema on his accomplishments and challenges during his tenure and his post-retirement plans.  How would you define your legacy as the first Chief of Police holding the rank of Brigadier? I was appointed as the sixth Chief of Police on 19 April 2008 at the rank of Colonel and promoted to Brigadier by His Majesty The King on September 18,

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BCAA lifts ban on drones

… with immediate effect but under strict compliance of 10 conditions

Aviation: Revoking its earlier notification restricting the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has issued another notification granting permission to use drones under strict conditions with immediate effect.

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Picture story

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His Majesty The King with the 20th batch of volunteers who completed the DeSuung Integrated Training Programme. In an Audience to the 125 men and women who participated in the two-week programme, His Majesty shared the vision of DeSuung as well as of the country, and the role that DeSuups ...

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Gasa gets a fuel station

It was the only dzongkhag in the country without one until yesterday

Service: The people of Gasa will no longer have to drive for more than three hours to Punakha to refuel their vehicles or to get gas cylinders for cooking, with the dzongkhag  inaugurating its first fuel station at Kolikha yesterday.

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IT industry a possible answer to unemployment

The IT park’s most successful tenant, ScanCafe, will employ up to 300 interns for six months 

Employment: A possible solution to the current unemployment scenario could come from introducing and empowering more information technology (IT) based industries in the country.

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Tendu hungers for a bank, fuel depot

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Local lenders and private fuel suppliers are currently filling in and making a good profit

Facilities: Residents of Tendu in Samtse are waiting for the government to fulfil its pledge to set up a bank in every gewog.

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Brisk business along the Nangar-Ura bypass

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The bypass has opened up business opportunities for people living nearby

Development: If the opening of the Nangar-Ura bypass affected business in Chamkhar town, it has opened up business opportunities for people living along the bypass road.

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Rising multi-drug resistant TB cases

Despite Bhutan’s laudable progress in the TB control programme

WHO: Despite Bhutan’s laudable progress in the Tuberculosis (TB) control programme over the years, the increasing number of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a threat to the achievements made so far.

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Economic minister quizzed again

Assembly: As if the National Council (NC) calling the economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji for a second time to the house was not enough, National Assembly (NA) members, both from the government and the opposition, chose to ask him most of the questions during the question-hour session, yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu