Wednesday , December 2 2015

Breaking News
  • Not ratifying EIB agreement will be a big loss

    ... Says Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee 

    Parliament: The failure to ratify the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement would mean missing out on an opportunity and even embarrassment for Bhutan, according to the chairperson of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee, Rinzin Dorji.

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Latest News

Accident kills one, injures five

Traffic:  A 53-year-old man died and five others critically injured when the vehicle they were traveling in went off about 10 metres below the road in Martshala gewog, Samdrupcholing dungkhag on September 7.

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His Majesty commands immediate support to affected people

Kidu: His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck granted semso and conveyed His Majesty The King’s command to grant CGI sheets, timber, Khimsa (plot for house construction) and other necessary supports for the construction of new houses for the families affected by landslides on August 24.

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RICBL’s suspended employee reinstated

However, the board is yet to decide on the finance general manager

Update:The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) reinstated its internal auditor who was suspended on July 11 in connection with the embezzlement case where an employee siphoned off about Nu 91.6M.

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Bhutan plays critical role in tiger conservation

Wildlife: The leading tiger expert Dr Alan Rabinowitz says in the BBC documentary, “Lost Land of the Tiger” that he believed Bhutan is the key to what is envisioned as the Himalayan corridor and if the Himalayan corridor is pictured as a body,

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PM speaks to graduates on sovereignty


Orientation: Starting with the ongoing boundary issues with China in his address to the graduates during the closing of the National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP), Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday spoke to the graduates on the country’s journey as a sovereign nation.

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BKP questions BOiC merger

BOiC: The Bhutan Kuen-nyam Party (BKP), in a press release issued yesterday, has called for the government to be held accountable for creating the Business Opportunity Information Centre (BOiC) illegally and despite warnings provided by the party.

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Controversies surrounding Bumdra campsite

A verification team from Paro dzongkhag is due to visit the site

Tourism: Following allegations of a permanent private campsite set up at Bumdra, above Taktshang monastery, the Paro dzongkhag administration will send a verification team to the area this week.

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Date set for children’s parliament elections

Democracy: The first-ever Bhutan Children’s Parliament (BCP) election for its National Council and National Assembly members will occur on September 12, the election commission has announced through a notification.

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My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro