At last, an essential facility, manned and run by Bhutanese, will be available to the general public
Soon after its launch, the home maintenance service unit (HMS) received three enquiries yesterday.
An initiative of the National Housing Development corporation limited (NHDCL), the unit also received 10 requests for maintenance services even before the unit’s launch, officer in-charge Tshering Dorji said. They delivered three.
The HMS unit will kick start its six services – plumbing, electrical, woodwork, painting, flooring [... Read More]
Besides going to school, a lot of youth are also looking for jobs and working
From staying home on the internet to walking door-to-door looking for jobs, or simply hanging out with friends after school, Bhutan’s youth are perhaps one of the most busy generations today.
Brimming with energy, enthusiasm, ambitions and confusions, while they confront the challenges that come along as they transit from a child to an adult, youth in Bhutan make up almost a third of the country’s population today.
According to the national youth policy, 2011, youth are [... Read More]
Before the televised showdown: the three council candidates
As the sun gradually began descending behind the northern horizon, the last ray kissing the Gasa dzong’s utse, the dzongkhag’s three national council nominees were preparing to come out.
From left Sangay Khandu, Tenzin and Yeshi Dorji
For the next almost an hour, they were going to be speaking at the first public debate for National Council election that [... Read More]
Long Meeting: The empowered joint group discuss JV and IG projects
This reassurance was made at the 11th EJG meeting held yesterday in the capital
The construction of ongoing hydropower projects being built in Bhutan will be accelerated and 10,000MW of hydropower harnessed by 2020 according to the special secretary of the Indian ministry of external affairs.
“Hydropower projects aren’t a luxury, but necessary for development and economic growth of both Bhutan and India,” said special secretary PS Raghvan, who led the Indian delegation at the 11th empowered [... Read More]
How it went: After the court hearing, Gyalpoizhing land allotment committee members catch up at the High Court parking lot yesterday.
Lack of criminal intent, or intentions to further personal gains, was one of the grounds on which home minister Minjur Dorji and 13 members of Gyalpoizhing land allotment committee appealed to the High Court yesterday.
Apart from that, presenting the grounds of appeal to the High Court, their legal counsel, Jamyang Sherab Wangdi, also argued the committee was given the authority to allot plots, and followed the plot allotment criteria.
Mongar court’s judgment, which stated there was [... Read More]
There is demand: A chopper delivers pipes in Lunana File photo
Dharma Adventures has applied for an air operator’s certificate from the department of civil aviation
A private tour company has submitted a proposal to the department of civil aviation (DCA) to establish its own helicopter services in the country.
The company, Dharma Adventures, recently applied for an air operator’s certificate (AOC).
The company’s proprietor, Kinley Tshering, who was also involved with Nepalese airline Buddha Air’s seven-month stint operating to Bhutan in 2011, said that the tour company is [... Read More]
Give me a minute: Novin Darlami campaigns on the road
Walking from house to house, or stopping people passing by, and distributing visiting cards after a brief introduction is what Novin Darlami, one of Tsirang’s district’s six NC candidates, does as a campaign strategy.
Visiting every household and greeting them with a ‘namaste’, he tells people to vote for the most capable one, who can address issues concerning people.
“Don’t miss out the common forum so that you at least come to know who’d be the right [... Read More]
With the official campaign period for council election started, candidates are out and about, visiting households and greeting everyone they come across.
In some cases, where the candidate is well known, for whatever reasons, they get invited to have a cup of tea. In others, candidates have to literally ambush passersby, to introduce themselves, and give them a business card with their picture on it.
In Gasa district, the public debate on TV among the nominated candidates [... Read More]
The remains from the fire
A five-unit house was completely gutted by fire around 1am yesterday near Pelrithang (Lodrai) school, about 15 minutes drive from Gelephu town.
The house was already on fire when its tenants were awakened by clouds of smoke in their bedrooms.
One of the tenants, an IT teacher with Pelrithang school, Bal Bahadur Gurung said, even though they knew immediately that the house was on fire, they could not rush out, because their main door was latched from [... Read More]
Royal Thimphu College hosted a dress rehearsal of sorts of the real thing to come
It was a simulation of the so-called common forum that would take place once the National Assembly elections take off.
There were representatives from country’s five political parties, all on one stage. There were moderators and timekeepers, ensuring the party representatives were allotted equal time to address the gathering.
Only this time, there was not so much of politicking, since it was strictly [... Read More]