A 23 – year old Bhutanese woman working in Bangalore, India was allegedly molested on Wednesday morning by the conductor of the bus she was on with her sister.
The incident occurred around 8am when the sisters were on their way to work, which is about 45 minutes ride by bus. In a telephone interview, the woman’s older sister said that the issue with the conductor started when they were standing in queue to buy the [... Read More]
Both the sentenced convict and the discharged suspects are seeking justice
Bomdeling, Trashiyangtse Trashiyangtse district court last week sentenced a man in his 30s, Samten Dorji, to four years imprisonment for stealing a dzee (cat’s eye) from a house in Bomdeling seven years ago.
He was arrested on August 30 this year by Trashiyangtse police and charged with robbery. The verdict stated that, of the two dzees, two-eyed and three-eyed recovered, the three-eyed dzee was [... Read More]
Just another area: The place is a children’s park only on paper
Children’s Park In the absence of a budget, the land identified for the children’s park in the heart of Chamkhar town has remained idle and no plan has been drafted for it’s development.
Bumthang dzongrab Sonam Tshering said the dzongkhag couldn’t go ahead with the park, because no separate budget was allocated. He said, the dzongkhag would put up the budget in the next plan for land development.
The area, which is about 400 square feet, [... Read More]
What could possibly be going through the minds of the people in Chali village in the eastern district of Mongar?
Definitely not very comforting thoughts, even though annual religious ceremonies and rituals are being performed for the coming year.
How could one have comforting thoughts, when important religious ceremonies for the family and the community have to be performed in a month that is considered danag or inauspicious?
Doing so would be considered taboo in the past, but [... Read More]
Community centres in gewogs not fully utilised
Villagers have to be brought up to speed about the role of these facilities
Community Centres Although community centres in most gewogs are up and running, government to citizen (G2C) project officials said there were not many people taking advantage of the services offered.
This was attributed to a lack of awareness about such a facility among villagers.
Senior program officer, Nim Tshering, said, although community centres were established and some of the services made available [... Read More]
… for having a covert improper relationship
Dorokha Middle Secondary School Dorokha middle secondary school authority suspended a teacher and a student, after it learnt of a secret liaison between the two.
School principal Pema Chophel said he was unaware of the relationship until mid-November, when both teachers and students of the school noticed the relationship.
The school immediately suspended the 25-year old teacher, a recent BA (Ed.) graduate, and new in the school, and [... Read More]
Regional labour officials handing out a penalty memo to an employer who failed to provide safety gears to its workers
After inspection of the remaining dzongkhags in the east, it moves into the gewogs
Workplace Safety More than 28 employers and just as many employees in three eastern dzongkhags have been fined more than Nu 175,000 for failure to adopt safety measures at their workplaces.
Regional employment and labour office officials in Trashigang had chanced on them during their inspection to the three dzongkhags of Lhuentse, Mongar and Trashigang.
The inspection comes after labour and human [... Read More]
As it is a first offense, confiscation is the preferred penalty to imposition of fine
Illicit Liquor The Regional Revenue and Customs Officials (RRCO) in Phuentsholing will soon confiscate all the illicit consignments of liquor from hotels and bars in the town.
The decision was made, after the compilation of a report on the raid a committee, comprising officials from RRCO, BCCI and regional trade office, made on December 13.
After the raid, the owners were [... Read More]
The concept of election through voting was not a new concept for Bhutan. The Buddhist concept of “Tsa Trampa”151 was synonymous to the modern concept of election. Historical records show that not only clay tablets were used for voting, but also sticks were used for voting by putting them in a ballot box. The counting and the declaration of the results of such voting were done and displayed before the public for [... Read More]
Work on more than 5,600MW out of 10,000MW will be ongoing by 2013
Joint Venture Projects: Seven of the country’s 10-hydropower projects will be on the roll next year, with the four joint venture projects scheduled to begin towards the latter part of 2013.
In other words, work on more than 5,600MW of the total 10,000MW to be completed by 2020 will be ongoing.
Work on Punatsangchu I and II and Mangdechu is already ongoing.
Recently, the [... Read More]