• Digital Drukyul to empower citizen and improve service delivery

    The government has begun implementing the ICT flagship programme, Digital Drukyul, which will transform public service delivery and digitally empower citizens.The programme is in line with His Majesty The King’s vision to use technology in addressing issues in healthcare, education and agriculture to improve governance and democracy, create jobs, enhance wellbeing, make the cities safer and cleaner, and bring overall benefit to the citizens of Bhutan. 

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A windstorm yesterday damaged more than 45 acres of maize crops belonging to 85 household in Yabrang, Phimshog and Thongrong chiwogs of Phongmey gewog in Trashigang. Gewog officials are assessing the damage. (Photo: Phongmey gup Palden Dorji)

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Cabinet allows surface collection and dredging works

The government, during the 30th Lhengye Zhungtshog (Cabinet Meeting) held on July 8, has decided to allow the ongoing surface collection and dredging activities in allotted sites to continue. The Cabinet Secretariat issued the order on July 26, which superseded the Cabinet order issued on February 27 this year. The …

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BTFEC commits USD 7M to the government

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC) and Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for financial assistance up to USD 7 million (M) today. BTFEC, in a press release, stated that they would provide the amount for programme financing of Bhutan For Life (BFL), …

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Students in remote schools perform better in Dzongkha

Schools should emphasise on effective teaching-learning processes especially in teaching Mathematics, Dzongkha and English subjects, according to the Competency Based Assessment Test (CBAT), 2018. Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) released the 2018 CBAT for class VI recently.  CBAT, a year-end assessment report, stated that CBAT present the …

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Coinciding with the International Youth Day, three Members of Parliament and three students participated in a panel discussion at YDF yesterday. The panelists shared their opinions on the potential of engaging youth in decision making and issues related to youth in Bhutan.

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Taxi driver sentenced to three years for molestation

Thimphu dzongkhag court’s bench II sentenced a 38-year-old man from Shingkhar in Zhemgang to three years in prison for child molestation. In the judgment rendered earlier this month, Choki Wangchuk was found guilty of  molesting her on September 25 last year. The taxi driver gave lift to a six-year-old student …

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Horse Contractors Association launched

There are 37 members and about 200 horses with the association (file photo)

To provide coordinated and professional pony services to Taktsang in Paro, the Horse Contractors Association was formally launched on August 11. Although the inauguration was set for August 1, review and approval of rules and regulations took time which delayed the launch as planned. “After reviewing and reorganising the terms …

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Opposition reviews its own performance, forms steering committee

DPT convened it’s executive committee meeting on August 11 in Thimphu

At an executive committee meeting held on August 11, coordinators and members of Druk Phuentshum Tsgogpa (DPT) expressed satisfaction with the Opposition’s performance in the parliament and in contributing to good governance on the whole, according to the party’s spokesperson MP Dorji Wangdi. The meeting, he said, was convened mainly …

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Why Yangtsips let their land to fallow

Yalang gewog has more than five acres of uncultivated paddy field

People of Trashiyangtse are predominantly farmers living off their land. But this is changing. More and more land are left to fallow, as predation from wildlife is discouraging farmers to grow food or cash crops. Latest record maintained with the dzongkhag agriculture sector is not encouraging. To read more, please …

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Villagers join community-based scouts

Volunteers will participate in events in the three villages

With 23 villagers joining the community-based scouts (CBS) in Tangsibji gewog, Trongsa, the number of volunteers from the three villages of Tangsibji, Tsangkha and Chendebji now reached 95. The volunteers will take care of any events organised in the three villages. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Ready: The Thimphu-Babesa expressway, the entrance to the capital city, is being decked up to receive Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi will visit Bhutan from August 17-18.

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YELP to tackle youth unemployment

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) will come up with the new a programme called Youth Engagement for Livelihood Programme (YELP) to engage unemployed job seekers who have completed Class X and above. This means the ministry will do away with Direct Employment Scheme (DES) initiated in the …

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