Thursday , August 25 2016
  • Indo-Bhutan energy cooperation agreement questioned

    Lack of access to basic information relating to the agreements deprive the public from knowing the potential impacts Energy: Bhutan’s diplomatic relations with India and the consequent implementation of hydropower projects are considered “politically sensitive” and could potentially prevent critical information from reaching the people, a study of the Bhutan-India energy cooperation and implementation says.

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REDCL’s legality in question

Opposition’s motion to transfer BOiC portfolio to BDBL shot down

NA: Not only did the opposition fail to convince the government, it also fell short of votes to carry through their motion to close down the newly established Rural Enterprise Development Corporation (REDCL) and transfer its portfolio to Bhutan Development Bank Ltd (BDBL).

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NC rejects new agency for seized goods

NC: The National Council decided not to deliberate the formation of a new agency to maintain and store seized goods and properties as recommended by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its 2015 annual report.

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Wengkhar farmers can grow rice again


Irrigation: First secretary of the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, India, Takuma Hisanaga, and Mongar dzongdag Ugyen Sonam inaugurated a 4km irrigation channel at Wengkhar in Mongar that was renovated recently.

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RCSC report to help students choose postsecondary institute

Education: In what could provide students aspiring to pursue further studies with better knowledge in selecting institutes within and outside the country, the Royal Civil Service Commission has evaluated the performance of students in the Bhutan Civil Service Examination by institute for the last five years.

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GNHC, Bhutan Foundation collaborate to improve health

Other areas of collaboration include cultural preservation and emergency medical services

Partnership: Agreements for four projects to improve public health, cultural preservation, and emergency medical services in Bhutan were signed between the Bhutan Foundation, Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and three implementing partners on June 6.

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Picture story


His Majesty The King granted an Audience to Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, AVSM, VM, VSM, AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command of India, who is on a 4-day visit to Bhutan.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu