Friday , May 27 2016
  • Fronting a chronic problem: ACC

    Corruption: An investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has revealed how fronting in Phuentsholing thrived at the backdrop of the severe Indian Rupee (INR) shortage since 2011.

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No cooperation to restrict illegal construction: DoR

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Wangdue records more than 100 illegal constructions recorded within road’s right of way  

Road: There are more than 100 illegal constructions in Wangduephodrang, according to the Department of Road’s (DoR) report to the 12th Wangdue Dzongkhag Tshogdue.

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New economic opportunities: Women’s entrepreneurship in the HKH

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“I seek training, not for me, but for my family members, so that they understand what I am doing when I go out of the home to attend trainings, sell the product, and liaise with traders and officers.” – Female vegetable farmer, representative of the multipurpose cooperative, Surkhet Nepal On 21 January 2016, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced

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More than 2.5 million books read during Reading Year

This was revealed in a report on the National Reading Year that was launched last week alongside the One-Teacher-One-Child initiative report

Education: Umish Yakha, a student of Changzamtog Lower Secondary School (CZLSS) in Thimphu was forsaken by his parents.

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A sour orange business

Export: Exporters and suppliers involved in the citrus mandarin (orange) business are starting to feel the ripple effects of the poor orange production in the last season.

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RCSC adopts changes to create robust civil service

Reforms: Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has approved amendments to the BCSR 2012 concerning career progression for supervisory and support (s&s) category. The reform is aimed to address the issue of career stagnation in all position categories.

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Body recovered at PHPA II

The metal arch of the chamber was punctured allowing soil to enter

Update: Rescuers recovered the body of one of the six men, who was buried alive by loose soil at Punatshangchhu II on March 3.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi