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The undeclared six of BCSE 2013

They sat for the exam under a proviso regarding unproduced original certificates 

RCSC: When the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) results were declared last week, among those who made it and those who didn’t were six, who didn’t know how they performed.

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), which conducted the examination, didn’t declare their results.

Among them was Ugyen Dorjee, an IT student who graduated from India.

“I did the exam and viva voce,” the 22-year [... Read More]

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The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Bhutan, Prasad Kariyawasam, who is in the country to attend the 12th Round Table Meeting called on the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday. Lyonchhoen thanked the ambassador for his contribution in strengthening bilateral relations with Bhutan and expressed his appreciation for the assistance received from Sri Lanka, especially in the field of medical sciences for Bhutanese [... Read More]

75 percent drop in orange produce from east

IMG_20131206_153011Waiting: Handymen spend time watching television while they wait for trucks to arrive

The main reason for this year’s low yield would appear to be less rainfall

Mandarin: Although mandarin arrival at Samdrupjongkhar auction yard has been slow for some time now, the supply this year has plumetted by a huge margin, as compared to last year.

While only 37.4MT of oranges reached the auction yard, as of December 6, the arrival last year during the same period stood at 141.48MT, a difference of 104.08MT.

The manager of the [... Read More]

Paro’s prosperous commercial piggery

IMG_9809A worker feeds pigs at the farm in Nemjo, Paro

What the piggery produces is consumed within the dzongkhag itself

Livestock: Just 10 months since starting the first commercial piggery in Paro and Tshering Dorji is already looking at expanding his business.

“There’s so much demand for pork just within this dzongkhag and we’re hardly able to keep up,” Tshering Dorji said.

His brother and partner Tsheree said pigs between four and five-months-old were more in demand from the many resorts and hotels the dzongkhag was [... Read More]

Tour operators proliferate

The number of licenses issued in 2013 is almost double that of last year

Tourism: The number of licenses issued for travel agency has almost doubled this year, as compared to previous years, records with the regional trade and industry office (RTIO) show.

Adding to the increase were the contractors, whose businesses were affected by loan restriction in banks since last year.

From issuing 190 licenses last year, it increased to 273 this year so far.  [... Read More]

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UNDP’s program analyst Annamari Salonen presents a brief introduction on the history of Human Rights at a forum that was held to observe the International Human Rights Day yesterday at the YDF hall in Thimphu. The forum was organised together by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy and the UNDP.


Foreign ministry to meet Druk Chapcha in final

IMG_8111Team members wait for a karey from the foreign minister who takes aim

Archery: Foreign ministry defeated the ministry of works and human settlement (MoWHS)  in two straight sets to reach the final of Druk Wangyel national archery tournament on traditional bamboo bows at Changlimithang archery range yesterday.

Having won the first set on Monday 25-9, foreign ministry reached the winning score of 25, while MoWHS trailed at seven points.

Within the first 15 rounds, which lasted until 3pm, team foreign ministry completed their first game set of [... Read More]


Decision-making, a key leadership quality

Leadership requires a strategic vision and sense of mission. It requires an ability to excite and to execute. It requires unflinching determination, impeccable character and commitment to common cause over a private gain. But it also requires an exceptional capacity to make good and timely decisions.

Making good and timely leadership decisions on behalf of an organization has long been recognized by some scholars and practitioners, as a defining aspect of leadership. Quality decision-making is one [... Read More]

UN systems commit over USD 79M for 11th Plan

UNDAF: The UN systems in Bhutan will provide more than USD 79M (more than Nu 4.8B) for the country’s 11th Plan under the UN Development Action Framework (UNDAF).

Titled “Bhutan one program” the framework was signed between Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and the UN agencies during the sixth country program board meeting held yesterday at Terma Linca resort in Thimphu.

UN resident coordinator Christina Carlson said following global economic crisis many developing partners including [... Read More]

Many success stories….

…is how UN-supported programs in Bhutan for the last six years may be described

Meeting: United Nations (UN) supported programs in the country in the last six years were successful, UN officials said.

UN resident coordinator, Christina Carlson, said Bhutan saw significant improvements in health, education, and policy innovations in environment and governance sectors in the 10th Plan with lots of success stories.

“In the last five years, there has been progress towards meeting the millennium [... Read More]