On Wheels: BT’s mobile service in a van
BT: With the launch of its “BT services in motion”, on January 24, Bhutan Telecom services will also become available from a mobile van that will visit locations in Thimphu on weekends and government holidays.
The service was introduced as a result of customer feedback on not being able to avail services on weekends and government holidays, especially internet broadband users unable to recharge their expired accounts, according to Bhutan Telecom communications manager, Kinga [... Read More]
What is going to happen to the Education City project?
Is it ever coming through, or is it going to be dropped?
These are the two questions on the minds of many Bhutanese, who have heard of the project and especially in the light of recent issues cropping up in relation to the project.
When the previous government initially proposed and later initiated the project, save for a few newspapers, which expressed skepticisms on the viability of such [... Read More]
Tapping the potentials of solar, wind and biomass is expected to generate about 13MW of power by 2025
Energy: In addition to the country’s tapping of the potentials of its rich water resources through initiation of many hydropower projects, it is looking at alternatives too.
An alternative policy under consideration will mainly promote renewable energy resources to ensure, develop and shape national energy security.
It will initiate power generation from other of solar, wind and biomass.
Solar [... Read More]
Not many visitors: The Buli community centre
CICs underutilised to date in the absence of any internet connection, due now in April
Centres: Except for a few children making best use of the playground, the community information centre in Buli, Zhemgang is a deserted place.
Without internet connection, apart from a few villagers coming to buy legal stamps and post letters, the centre, set up in 2012 with three computers, a photocopy machine, a printer, a scanner, a lamination machine, a paper [... Read More]
Indian ambassador to Bhutan, VP Haran reads out the president of India’s address to the nation
Occasion: His Majesty’s representative, the gyalpoi zimpon, and other senior Bhutanese officials joined the Indian community in Thimphu to celebrate the 65th Republic Day at the Indian embassy in Hejo yesterday.
The celebration started with the unfurling of the India flag, followed by the national anthem.
The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, VP Haran, read out the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the nation. In the speech that highlighted how democracy shaped India over [... Read More]
The inventory will help assess water availability and situation of water sources
A national inventory of this precious resource is on the verge of completion
NEC: The national water resource inventory, which started last August, has been completed in 17 dzongkhags so far, national environment commission (NEC) officials said.
With the inventory ongoing in Thimphu, NEC officials said they are now left with Samtse and Phuentsholing.
The inventory is expected to help assess water availability and situation of water sources in the country. “Management of water resources needs [... Read More]
Lyonchhoen dealt with them one by one, stating that the few unmet were in the pipeline
Q-Hour: It has been very long time since Aum Deki lost her truck. Although she knew that her truck was somewhere in India, she couldn’t do anything to retrieve it.
She then approached the government during one of the meet-the-people sessions. After hearing her story, the government asked the Royal Bhutan Police to look into the matter.
“We not only [... Read More]
Some 50,000 devotees received tshewang (blessing for long life) from Namkhai Nyinpo Rinpoche yesterday at the closing of the Mipham Kabum Wang (oral transmission) in Phuentsholing that began since December 5, 2013.
Coinciding with India’s 65th Republic Day Indian Ambassador to Bhutan VP Haran launched a book ‘Eternal Knot: A journey of two nations in time’ at the Nehru- Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu.
The book highlights the journey of Bhutan and India through time and about how under the wise leaders of both the nation, the journey continues. It was published by the Institute [... Read More]
The 13 Royal Bhutan Army officers who were promoted to the post of Lieutenant Colonel from Major on January 25 with Chief Operations officer, Major General Batoo Tshering