Yangbi lopen Chimmi inaugurates the college
The Kila Dechen Yangtse shedra for nuns, better known as Kila goenpa, was upgraded to a college, yesterday.
The shedra, located just below Chelela, has 45 nuns studying there. There are seven teachers including a principal at the goenpa.
As a result of the up-gradation, fifteen nuns who are studying in their sixth year, can continue their further education at the goenpa, now called the Kela Dechen Yangtse higher Buddhist college.
Principal lopen Yonten Gyeltshen said that the [... Read More]
Much to the relief of civil servants, the government yesterday announced that a pay commission has been formed to look into the salary and allowance revision of civil servants and local leaders.
A salary raise is due, and the expectations were heightened when the government promised that civil servant pay would be raised within 100 days of its taking the reins of governance. The last salary revision was in 2008, when the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa government [... Read More]
Streamlining civil service, making doing business easy and enjoyable and improving the education system were some of them
Government: The government was so engrossed in fulfilling its “100 days-in-office pledges” that it failed to take note of any challenges.
So said modestly Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the meet-the-press session yesterday.
“But we are concerned about many things,” he said. “We have to take our economy very seriously.”
Be it farming or building homes, he said, people [... Read More]
Education Minister Mingbo Dukpa participated in the Leaders’ Forum and delivered the country statement on November 11 as part of the general policy debate at the 37th UNESCO General Conference, which began on November 5 in Paris. Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa, who is also the Chairperson of the National Commission for UNESCO also called on the UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. Bhutan became [... Read More]
This is the second such arrest made at JDNP in eight days
Wildlife: Police in Gasa and officials of Jigme Dorji national park (JDNP) arrested a 33-year-old man for the alleged poaching of musk deer on the night of November 7, while three men are still at large.
That was the second arrest of poachers within eight days in the locality.
Park officials and police caught two men, aged 28 and 18, on the night of [... Read More]
As bill collectors found on their beat, most rural consumers use less than 100 units
BPC: As Bhutan Power corporation (BPC) bill collectors make their trips to villages in Trashigang and Trashiyangtse, officials said revenue collection would be slashed almost by half, with the 100-unit free electricity coming into effect from November.
BPC electricians, also called multitaskers, have begun the bill distribution for the month of November. Multitaskers read meters, collect and distribute bills every [... Read More]
However, the BPC forecast exceeds that made by BEA, particularly for MV consumers
Electricity: The country’s domestic consumption of power will hit 2,057 million units (MU) in 2015, an increase of 288MU in two years, according to the Bhutan Power corporation (BPC) forecast.
Last year, domestic consumption or BPC’s sale was 1,769 MU.
According to the BPC’s tariff revision proposal, it sold 378MU last year to the low voltage (LV) consumers. This year, the sale is [... Read More]
Micro-trade licence holders across country’s 16 dzongkhag thromdes will benefit the waiver
Pledge: In realising one of its 100-day pledges, the government has decided to do away with the taxes for small and rural businesses, forgoing Nu 25M annually from national revenue.
Despite the revenue loss, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, at the meet-the-press forum yesterday, said the most important aspect of the pledge was to benefit people by creating a conducive business environment in the rural [... Read More]
Drukpa Lauri’s Ganga Ram Ghaley aims his shot
Archery: The Samdrupcholing sports and culture association organised an archery tournament coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. About 19 teams from the gewogs participated in the Yangphel style tournament, but one team stood out.
It was not the winner, but team Drukpa Lauri, whose entire team of six archers was Lhotsampa, headed by the gup MB Gurung, and sports instructor, Ganga Ram Ghaley. Although the team made it [... Read More]
The tournament, which ended on November 10, was organised by the India House Golf Club to commemorate the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. About 45 golfers participated in the five–day tournament.