Day old chicks reared at the Kherjey poultry farm
Poultry: The three existing poultry farms that supply eggs to dzongkhag town residents and nearby settlements of Wamrong and dzongkhags like Samdrupjongkhar are on the verge of winding down.
More than competition from one another and lack of market in the locality, it was the rising cost of feed since some eight months that poultry farmers claimed was impeding their business.
From Nu 1,100 for a 50kg bag of the Karma Feed about eight months [... Read More]
3,573 Thai tourists visited the country in 2012 (File photo)
Turning the observation of 25 years of diplomatic relations into a business opportunity
Tourism: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, on Tuesday, told tour operators to develop packages to attract Thai tourists, starting this year’s lean months of June, July and August.
This, according to lyonchhoen, is to commemorate Bhutan’s 25 years of diplomatic relations with Thailand.
Lyonchhoen said such an initiative would help promote the lean season, thereby promoting the country as an all year round tourist [... Read More]
The govt. is a pioneer in its adoption of the online office suite or cloud platform
Google: Despite the debate that has emerged around data sovereignty, the government’s Google Apps initiative would have been activated early this morning. With this, Bhutan becomes the first national government to adopt the online office suite or cloud platform.
A total of 5,000 user licenses or accounts would now be accessible to the civil service.
“However, the number of users [... Read More]
A Transformer player goes for another shot
Basketball: Team Transformers, Drukpas, Gryphoes and Blue Magics qualified for the quarter finals round in the ongoing Winter Basketball tournament played at the Youth Development Fund indoor basketball court, Thimphu.
Transformers beat Relangs by two baskets in the first game yesterday. In the second match, Drukpas thrashed Heats winning the game by a staggering 38 points, 78:40. In a closely contested match, Gryphons emerged victorious after beating Effects by a single basket.
The last match [... Read More]
The Cabinet on January 28 decided to lift the ban on import of furniture and alcohol, a press release from the Cabinet secretariat states.
“Upon the recommendations of the multi-sectoral Task Force, the Lhengye Zhungtshog agreed to lift the ban on furniture and alcohol in the spirit of renewing the bilateral trade agreement with India,” the press release states.
It states that while the ban on alcohol and furniture would be lifted, the ban on import of [... Read More]
His Majesty the King and His Holiness the Je Khenpo unveil the plaque marking the beginning of reconstruction work of Wangduephodrang dzong
His Majesty the King commands a prayer ceremony to mark the commencement of work
Renovation: On the command of His Majesty the King, a prayer ceremony was performed yesterday at the site of the Wangduephodrang dzong to remove obstacles and ensure a successful reconstruction of the dzong.
The Chenrezig Zhiwei Jingsey ceremony, administered by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, marks the long-awaited commencement of reconstruction work of the Druk Khamsum Wangdi Choki Phodrang dzong.
His Majesty [... Read More]
Assembly: A National Assembly member will have to refund the general election campaign fund the state provides, if he or she decides to voluntarily resign “before assuming responsibilities”.
The new section was incorporated in the National Assembly Act, which is being amended, through majority show of hands yesterday.
However, an additional section also says an elected member may submit voluntary resignation on grounds of physical disability or mental incapacity.
The sections were the ones legislative committee [... Read More]
Education: Equipped with various multimedia skills, 25 teachers from five schools in various parts of the country claim they are all set to start using technology to teach from the upcoming academic session.
The training by the Chiphen Rigphel project under the initiative called ‘content creation programme’ started for the teachers on January 6 this year.
During the almost month long training, the teachers were trained on content development tools and techniques to help them [... Read More]
Ayes: While some were confused, many said yes to the idea of buying shares of the project
And, as icing on the cake, they’ll get first bite of the public ownership shares
Tangsibje: Although the people of Tangsibje gewog in Trongsa are aware about the impacts on health and environment the construction of the Nikachu hydropower project would bring, they are hopeful the project will boost the community’s business and agriculture sector.
While some wanted the benefit of electricity in their village, others wanted employment opportunities, better health facilities, a school and [... Read More]
It is said legislators are often valued for their intelligent debates based on which decisions are made and long after they leave, the difference it makes in a society in future.
Perhaps people following assembly discussions, especially on the issue of a member’s resignation, expected too much from the members that they felt deliberations did not live up to their expectations.
Or was it that the expectations were fair but the members failed to touch on issues, [... Read More]