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From natural to national resources

The government has approved the State Mining Corporation that will operate as a company under the Druk Holding and Investments soon.

It may be a mere coincidence, but the timing of the announcement was perfect, as the Royal Audit Authority, on the advice of the National Council, conducted a performance audit on tax of mining and quarrying sector, which revealed a lot of unhealthy trends in the sector in its findings.

The decision to establish a state [... Read More]

Megaypang water treatment plant soon to be operational

IMG_1289Project officials demonstrate how the treatment plant works

For Semtokha, Lungtenphu, Changbangdu and Babesa residents, this will mean no more ‘dry’ days

Thromde: A month more and residents of Semtokha, Lungtenphu, Changbangdu and Babesa local area plan (LAP) of Thim throm will have treated water supply round the clock.

The much awaited water treatment plant at Megaypang, about five kilometres up from Chamgang is ready to supply water.  Works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden, and Thimphu thrompon, Kinlay Dorji, inaugurated the treatment [... Read More]

Incense factory owner wins Entrepreneur Award


GEW: A monk from Beyul Langdrak monastery, Lama Sonam Gyatsho, who runs an incense factory with his team in Wangduephodrang, won the Best Loden Entrepreneur Award, 2014. The award comes with a cash prize of Nu 100,108 and a trophy.

Opposition Leader presented the award at the concluding ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on November 22.

A brainstorming session on the last day of the GEW brought together established businesspersons, entrepreneurs, experts and [... Read More]

Vibration intensity tests carried out

unnamed-2Project officials measure the vibration intensity in Wangdue

To ascertain if blasting may have damaged houses and affected water sources

PHPA II: To find out whether blasting at the headrace tunnel construction of the Punatsangchu project caused cracks on houses and affected water sources, a vibration intensity of blasting was conducted since November 18.

This comes after residents of Daga, Rubesa and Gaselo complained that blasting at the project damaged their houses and affected water sources.  While people of Gaseytshogom, Tshogwom and Daga [... Read More]

‘Shillongpas’ now have a place to call home

NMS_6271Borongmo: Once a dense forest, the area is now a village for 51 households

200 acres of govt. land have been cleared to resettle them in the Borongmo resettlement project

Kidu: About 15km from Nganglam dungkhag is a small village called Borongmo.  The settlement, scattered over an area, which was once a thick forest, is today home to some 51 families.

In the last two years, the 51 households have turned the dense forest into a new village under Norbugang gewog. Everything they have today, say villagers is because [... Read More]

Pune FC humbles Assam Electricity 5-0

DSC_2714Pune FC Haokip Thongkhoseim scores his second goal of the match

Pune FC in the semis

King’s cup: Pune FC qualified to the semi finals of the King’s Cup in style thrashing Assam Electricity 5-0 and striker Haokip Thongkhoseim scoring the first hat trick of the tournament yesterday.

It took Pune FC, now the crowd’s favourite, only 14 minutes to break the deadlock. Striker Arata Izumi, after a fine one-two pass with mid fielder Dhanpal Ganesh, scored the first of the five. Pune FC doubled their [... Read More]

Picture story

Like the Zhung dratsang, which moved to their winter residence in Punakha, the Gelephu rabdey moved to their winter residence in Gelephu from Jigmecholing yesterday. The 120 monks will stay in Gelephu for the next five months. They stayed for seven months in Jigmecholing.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Trulku Jigme Choda, introduced the winter and summer residence for Gelephu rabdey in 1997.


Championing the central school initiative

DSC_2615Education minister Mingbo Dukpa

Cabinet ministers defend an idea that is at the heart of the school reform policy

Education: Allaying skepticisms on the central school initiative, the Cabinet ministers zealously defended that the establishment of central schools was a strategy to improve the quality of education in the country, and not to change the education policy or shut down schools.

Education minister Mingbo Dukpa said, at the 13th meet the press yesterday, that the establishment of central school [... Read More]

Dolomite mining comes under RAA scanner

A tax audit of the sector totted up Nu 373M in govt. losses from inconsistencies and oversights

Report: While Chunaikhola dolomite mine in Pugli, Samtse contributed Nu 920.98M to the country’s economy in the form of taxes and other levies between 2008 and 2012, the government has also lost more than Nu 372.53M in the same period in revenue from the mining company.

The losses, according to a performance audit report on tax of mining [... Read More]

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