Technologically most difficult: Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba and Tamaki Tsukada walk across Loring Bridge
Japan Government Grant Aid: The Loring bridge on the Sarpang-Tsirang highway, which opened to traffic yesterday, is the 14th bridge in country constructed through Japan government grant aid.
The 70m by six metre simple steel Langer bridge, with a capacity of 40 metric tonnes, is also the sixth and last bridge constructed through the grant aid along the Wangduephodrang-Tsirang highway.
The minister for economic and development at the Japanese embassy in New Delhi, Tamaki Tsukada, [... Read More]
Sarpang Kidnap: The 18-year-old boy, who was abducted at gunpoint in broad daylight from Sarpang town on January 4 by some miscreants from across the border, is reported to be recovering in a hospital in Siliguri, India.
The kidnappers released Kiran Kumar Chhetri on January 13 for a ransom of Rs 500,000.
The boy was then taken directly to a hospital in Siliguri. “We were told that he’d suffered a deep cut on the head,” [... Read More]
Our policy makers seem confused about what they ought to do about alcohol, aware of the problems it causes, but helpless when it comes to crafting policies that work against it.
Unlike the legislation the parliamentarians worked on with unusual promptness against tobacco, perhaps inspired by religion and fanned by its beliefs, the same cannot be said about alcohol.
Although religious texts speak against it through stories with morals, they fall far short when matched with the [... Read More]
Jobs in free enterprise are on the rise, though it remains the last resort of the unemployed
National Human Resource Advisory Series: In contrast to declining employment opportunities in government, public corporations or non-government organisations, job creation in the private sector has been on the rise over the years, according to the recently launched national human resource advisory (HRD) series.
In 2011, there were about 4,000 vacancies in the private sector from 96 vacancies in [... Read More]
But that maybe because the other gewogs are not as forthcoming about STIs
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Except for Rangjung basic health unit, cases of sexually transmitted infections (STI) cases across health centres in Trashigang have declined over the last few years.
Annual morbidity report with Trashigang general hospital shows a decline in STIs, including syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts and chlamydia.
Last year, STIs, including gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia cases in the hospital, dropped to 68 from [... Read More]
Despite exports down, the thromde expects monthly rents to be paid for depots used
Bhutan Exporters Association: Mandarin exporters, who are already worried, with their exports not picking up, have now been asked by the Phuentsholing municipality to pay monthly rents for the space their depots occupy.
The municipality decided to charge rents for depots, starting November last year, and had informed exporters about the rents. But to date, none of the 27 exporters, who have set [... Read More]
Making the most of it: Lack of facilities have not been a deterrent for the women’s team
This is the fourth time in six years that the board has been commended for its program
Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Award: The Bhutan cricket council board (BCCB) was declared the ‘Best Women’s Cricket Initiative’ during the Pepsi ICC (International Cricket Council) development programme annual awards held for the Asian Region in 2012.
This is the fourth time in six years that women’s cricket in Bhutan has been recognised.
Singapore had nominations in three of [... Read More]
OAG has appealed the verdict to the High Court
Medical Junket: The High Court is yet to begin hearings for the four health officials, who were acquitted by the Thimphu district court on November 30 last year for their sponsored trips to Germany and China in 2009.
Thimphu district court ruled that, “it could not be proven beyond reasonable doubt that the four health officials were guilty of the offence of bribery,” and dismissed the [... Read More]
Land Allotment Case: There existed no proof of the National Assembly speaker in his capacity as Mongar dzongda in 2001 that the Gyalpoizhing plot allotment was done openly through public notification.
This was one of the main arguments Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) representatives, in their second rebuttal statement against the speaker at the Mongar district court, presented.
The defendant also deceived the government, the statement read, by stating that the committee allotted the plots, when he [... Read More]
Gyalpoizhing Land Allotment: Mongar district court, on January 11, had dismissed two cases of people who were part of the Gyalpoizhing plot allotment committee.
Their names were not reflected in the minutes of Mongar municipal committee meeting and in the notification letter inviting them for the lucky draw.
Two former officials, the dzongkhag’s then junior engineer Phuntsho and Mongar municipal committee member secretary Lobzang Tenzin, both proved their non-involvement in the Mongar municipal committee meeting [... Read More]