Tuesday , December 1 2015

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  • Not ratifying EIB agreement will be a big loss

    ... Says Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee 

    Parliament: The failure to ratify the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement would mean missing out on an opportunity and even embarrassment for Bhutan, according to the chairperson of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee, Rinzin Dorji.

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Tashi Air launches New Delhi flights


The airline will be offering airfares only slightly lower than Drukair's 

Aviation: Private airline Tashi Air (Bhutan Airlines) launched its inaugural commercial service to New Delhi, yesterday.

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Social protection policy in the offing

Unemployment insurance and pension schemes for the private sector are among the six proposed schemes 

Security: A draft social protection policy to promote economic security for workforce in the private sector is being reviewed by the Gross National Happiness Commission.

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RTC hosts college quiz contest


Competition: Five colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan took part in the inter-college quiz competition at Royal Thimphu College (RTC) yesterday.

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Bolstering Dungsam banks


MoWHS: If mitigation studies are not carried out soon, Dungsam river will pose great risk to Samdrupjongkhar in the future. This is according to the thromde and officials from works and human settlement ministry.

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Where are the turkey eggs?

Farmers wait for the birds to lay eggs even if they are meant for meat

Livestock: Recognising turkey farming as a good source of cash income, Tsirang farmers were introduced to it. The dzongkhag livestock office distributed 235 poults to 46 farmers.

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Apple orchards shrinking


…Govt to survey the actual acreage decline this year

Horticulture: The agriculture ministry’s 11th Plan goal to enhance food and nutrition security through the production of fruits and nuts has crashed into the urbanisation hurdle.

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ACC nabs kingpin in ATM fraud

Meanwhile, more than 50 Bhutanese ATM cardholders have been interrogated 

Corruption: In continuation to the ongoing investigations, the Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) has detained one more Bhutanese, the kingpin, in connection with the illegal transaction of currency using Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards in Phuentsholing.

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Mitigating slides at Reutala and Box Cutting roads


A plan to protect the formation of the roads would be discussed this winter Highway: A multi-pronged solution is planned this winter to address the perennial roadblocks at Reutala between Trongsa and Zhemgang and Box Cutting in Gelephu, according to the works and human settlement minister (MoWHS), Dorji Choden who ...

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Student drowns in Kurichu

Tragedy: A 17-year-old student of  Thimyul Lower Secondary School in Gangzur, Lhuentse drowned in the Kurichu river at noon yesterday.

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National workforce wage rate revised

Officials are hopeful the revision would encourage the workforce to be skilled workers

Wage: The National Workforce (NWF) wage rate is revised by about 30 to 35 percent starting September 1.

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My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro