Dochukha village: The road construction has been stalled here
A controversy over compensation has left the project up in the air
Guma: A farm road construction in Dochurisa chiwog under Guma gewog, Punakha has been discontinued due to a disagreement between villagers arising over the construction of the road through their plots.
Around 11 households of Thongshona village under Guma gewog are waiting for Punakha dzongkhag’s response to continue work on the farm road construction.
The road construction was discontinued on reaching Dochukha village.
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The newly consecrated Penden Tashi Choeling Tsulakhang
His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Penden Tashi Choeling Tshulakhang in Phuentsholing, yesterday.
The proprietor of Dophu Transport, Dophu, and his wife, sponsored the construction of the lhakhang with an aspiration to foster peace and prosperity of all sentient beings, avert national disasters, and propagate the welfare of all Bhutanese.
The couple has contributed about Nu 60M to construct the lhakhang including the Nangtens (sacred relics).
According to Dophu, they have long felt the need of such [... Read More]
Eyes on the target at RBG firing range
Sports: Two Indian teams are leading over the Bhutanese in the first ever Indo-Bhutan Big Bore shooting championship that started yesterday at the Royal Body Guard firing range at Dechencholing, Thimphu.
In the men’s prone position, Indian team B secured 1,744 points rating gold, followed by team A with 1,695. The Bhutanese team B managed 1,525 points, while team A could score only 1,371 points.
As the sighting started, Bhutanese shooters desperately looked for telescopes, [... Read More]
Australia: Members of the Association of Bhutanese in Perth Inc. (ABPI) last night confirmed that immigration officials have questioned 30 Bhutanese working in Perth, Western Australia, on October 22 related to their work but said no visas were cancelled.
After the Bhutan Broadcasting Service reported that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has cancelled two dependent visas for violating the working hour regulation, the association’s general secretary, Singye Yonten Jamyang, in a telephone [... Read More]
Finance minister concedes companies tend to underachieve under aegis of government
SoEs: The government will support Druk Holding and Investments’ (DHI) plan to take over some of the state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to the finance minister.
However, finance minister, lyonpo Namgay Dorji said that as a “guardian of SOE”, the ministry has to be concerned, because some of the companies are not self-sustaining and the government provides subsidy to fulfill their social mandates.
“We have no [... Read More]
Opening: HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck addresses the first international symposium on legal aid in Bhutan at the Terma Linca resort yesterday.
Local and int’l legal eagles will try and work this out today
Symposium: The Constitution of Bhutan and civil and criminal procedure code stipulate that the state will endeavour to provide legal aid to secure justice, which shall not be denied to any person by reason of economic or other disabilities.
This means that the state should provide lawyers or legal service to people, who cannot afford to represent them in court proceedings. However, a [... Read More]
RENEW: Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck is on a twelve-day official trip to Australia since October 18.
Accompanied by the Bhutanese ambassador to Thailand, Kesang Wangdi, Her Majesty will host several events in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, states a press release from the Textile Museum. The purpose of the visit, officials said, was to raise the profile of RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women), in partnership with the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF), [... Read More]
ACC: Two senior officials of Royal Insurance corporation of Bhutan (RICBL) have been detained in Thimphu police station for alleged misuse of fund that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is currently investigating.
According to sources, the claims manager and a vehicle salvage in-charge, who were based in the Phuentsholing branch office, were detained about 10 days ago. The two officials have allegedly misused money from the sale of spare parts of vehicles salvaged after insurance [... Read More]
The small Bhutanese community in Perth is a bit shaken; with most of them receiving numerous calls from home inquiring if the Australian immigration authority has cancelled visas of two Bhutanese dependents.
Last night, members of the Association of Bhutanese in Perth confirmed that authorities questioned four Bhutanese and no visas were cancelled. This comes as a relief to parents, relatives and especially to hundreds of Bhutanese waiting to go to Australia to study.
It would have [... Read More]
Field visit: Participants at the Serbithang compost plant
Photo: Jamyang Dukjey, MoWHS
It was agreed at the national conference on solid waste management that commercialising the system is the way forward
Waste: Laws, rules, and regulations are not enough to tackle the growing problem of garbage in Bhutan it was pointed out by stakeholders during the national conference on sustainable solid waste management, yesterday.
More than organising cleaning campaigns and framing laws to penalise defaulters, which rarely happened, it is important that people are educated and made [... Read More]
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