Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Lhakhang and Goenpa sold short

Lhakhang-KarpoLhakhang Karpo in Haa

East and west, it’s the same sad story: fraudulent accounts and substandard materials

Corruption: Fraud in muster roll payments and use of substandard construction materials were the main findings of the investigation by the Anti Corruption Commission’s (ACC) in the renovation of two monasteries in Haa and Pemagatshel.

The renovation was executed departmentally, which means it was not contracted out.

In the investigation of Lhakhang Karpo in Haa, the ACC detected a larger scale of muster [... Read More]

DHI companies switch to ‘balanced scorecard’

Senior officials are currently undergoing a training to master this management tool

BSC: Companies owned and controlled by Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) have begun learning to use the balanced scorecard (BSC), a management tool used in setting long term strategy in the company.

“It converts the strategy into operation plan and manages the performance of the company,” DHI director of corporate performance department, Dr Damber S Kharka, said.

BSC has four important components – financial, [... Read More]

Exit surveys record same old complaints

The usual suspects crop up in the list of gripes save one: international banking facilities

Tourism:  As usual, bad road conditions, lack of public restrooms, waste management and hotel-related issues topped the list of complaints from international tourists who visited the country last year.

In all exit surveys carried out by the tourism council every year, these have been the main issues highlighted by international tourists for improvement for the past few years.

Of the 10,556 [... Read More]

Road-widening work disrupts water supply

photo0093Removed water pipes of Udzorong at Khengthong Mani

Udzorong : People of Dothphu, Baypam and Barkazor in Udzorong gewog have been grappling with drinking water shortage for over a year, after water supply from Namtala Drang was removed for the ongoing Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar road widening.

Namtala Drang, located a few kilometres away from Khengthong Mani, is the only water source to over 250 households in five Udzorong villages.

The water pipes channeled downhill to Udzorong were aligned above and below the highway at Khengthong [... Read More]

Wednesday – Designated green day for P/ling HSS

IMG_7363Not all have green: some still bring potatoes on Wednesday

Students observe the day by bringing greens for lunch instead of the usual spuds/eggs

Education: Students and teachers of Phuentsholing higher secondary school have one thing in common in their lunch boxes every Wednesday.

They all have something green in their diet that day.

The school became the first school in Phuentsholing  to dedicate a day as “green day” for healthy living. Students are encouraged to bring green vegetables as part of their meal.

The initiative had [... Read More]

Picture Story

Deprived of wetland to cultivate paddy, villagers of Damkhar under Gongdue gewog in Mongar have resorted to cultivating it on dry land. The practice is called pangbara. These days they are busy weeding the plantation.


Cataract surgery camp held alongside council

Phuntsho-TashiA patient after the surgery at Sonam Norbu Memorable Hospital in Leh, Ladakh

ADC: Coinciding with the fifth Annual Drukpa Council (ADC), more than 200 people of Ladakh valley in northern India regained their vision during a cataract surgery organised for three days.

The program was initiated by the founder of ADC, His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche.

The surgery camp, which was the first of its kind in the valley, covered mostly elderly men and women from remote districts of Leh and Kargil, who could not afford to [... Read More]


Afghans humble Bhutan

SAFF games: Bhutan lost its opening South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship match to Afghanistan, 0-3, yesterday.

The match, which was rebroadcast on the national television BBSTV, saw Bhutan concede a soft goal in the 37th minute from a corner. Afghan skipper, Haroo Fakhruddin jumped unchallenged to head the first goal after a dominating first half.

Bhutan could muster only a single attempt in the first half. In the 58 minute  of the second half, [... Read More]


Picture story

Thirty-four teams participated in three days Yangphel style khuru tournament in Mongar, which ended yesterday. The first prize of Nu 60,000 along with a trophy, went to team Jakpamilen from Trashigang. Team Yang Phoja from Gyalpoizhing came second to receive Nu 30,000. The third prize, Nu 20,000, was bagged by team Tralatrolo from Mongar.


Breaking news

At least seven RBA personnel reportedly killed  and several injured while trying to dispose ammunition in Haa this morning.