Friday , February 12 2016
  • Sherubtse reduces IT intake

    With RIM also reviewing its IT diploma course, and the RTC having suspended its degree programme last year, the government is concerned 

    ICT: With Sherubtse college having decreased its BSc Computer Science slots from 60 to 30, the government is concerned that the country may not be able to keep up with demand for IT graduates.

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DGPC is now an ISO certified company

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Certification: To add credibility to the power utility company, the Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) has met the international standards on design planning and operation and maintenance of hydropower projects.

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Drukair overwhelmed with excess baggage

Additional flight planned to resolve the problem

Transport: The national airline, Drukair, has been subjected to public criticism following a large amount of passenger baggage offloaded and left behind in Bangkok over the past few days.

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Bhutan has a well-established plan for development: EU ambassador

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Q&A: The new European Union (EU) ambassador to Bhutan, Tomasz Kozlowski, spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on cooperation between Bhutan and the EU. From 1982-2014, the EU has contributed more than Euro 90 million to Bhutan.

What are your initial impressions of Bhutan?

I’m really impressed with your country’s nature and hospitality of your people.

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Japan seeks to enhance relations with Bhutan: Japanese ambassador

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Q&A: Japan's new ambassador to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on relations between the two countries following 30 years of diplomatic relations. Excerpts from the interview.

How would you describe relations between Bhutan and Japan today?

This year is very important for Bhutan-Japan relations because we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

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Record 609 black-necked cranes arrived this winter

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Counting carried out simultaneously in all the habitats yesterday

Migration: After initial fears of dwindling number of black-necked cranes coming to Bhutan in winter, the country recorded the highest arrival this winter with 609 birds counted yesterday.

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Position of thromde thuemi unclear

The local government Entitlement Act is expected to provide clarity on the issue

LG: The first three thromde thuemis of the Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu thromdes are yet to hear from the government on how their position will be classified.

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My Country, My Town

  • Time well passed: The boy gets a ride as he learns some skills of handling a plough Photo by Kesang Dorji
  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana