The minister for trade and industry, Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk, said that the government was making every attempt to provide equal opportunities in the private sector to encourage wider participation and to enable the private sector to grow.Talking to business representatives from all 20 dzongkhags at the opening of the annual general meeting of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) which began this week, Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk said that further incentives would be submitted [... Read More]
French coach Roger Lemerre blamed a shortage of quality from his side for a shock 1-0 World Cup opening game defeat by Senegal.Lemerre saluted Senegals performance against his reigning champions who missed the invention of injured star player Zinedine Zidane.
But we cannot say, after this result, that the future of the French team in our group is finished.
He continued: Senegal were well-organised with a five-man midfield.
When a team are well-grouped together, you need speed and [... Read More]
Recent discussions on the internet, specifically on Kuenselonline.com, surround the issue of open debate and the acceptable boundaries of expression within a newspaper site.The basic rule is meant to be simple. We accept, and welcome, constructive criticism. Bhutanese tradition has always encouraged debate and, as the media today provides a new forum for exchange, we see our oral society taking to written discussion.
Media itself continues to change and, given the versatility of the internet, the [... Read More]
With the use of US$ 52,247 from the interest on the collected capital of US$ 9.845 million to buy essential vaccines and drugs, the Bhutan Health Trust Fund launched in May 1998 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva has now become operational.But the department of health is pressing the throttle even harder to reach its goal of US$ 24 million and to rejuvenate donors out of their fatigue.
A worldwide press release on the [... Read More]
Agriculture researchers, extension officers and farmers from Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Gasa and Tsirang met earlier this week to gauge the impact created on beneficiaries by the renewable natural resource (RNR) technologies.The three-day farmer-Led Technical forum, held in Tsirang, was primarily aimed at providing an interactive forum for farmers to objectively assess various RNR technologies made available for use through the research and extension system.
A press release from the forum stated that the normal research and extension [... Read More]
Paro is buzzing, literally, with 32 strong beehives distributed to 16 farmers of Doeteng, Lamgong and Lungnyi geogs by the bee keeping association of Bhutan (BEKAB), Bumthang.The dzongkhag agriculture office which took the initiative gave the beehives to the farmers from the lower income group so that they can earn some extra cash. The project is also expected to increase the awareness of farmers on environment.
According to the district agriculture officer, compared with most other [... Read More]
The RNR Centre in Bajo organized a three-day farmer-led technical forum for the west-central region over the last three days (May 30) in Tsirang dzongkhag.According to a ministry spokesman the idea of a farmer-led technical forum was to provide a platform or an interactive forum for groups of farmers to make an objective review or assessment of the various RNR technologies (agriculture, livestock and forestry), both popular and unpopular, which were made available for use [... Read More]
Inaugurating the annual health conference this morning (May 28) in Thimphu the Head of Government Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk said, Health services remain one of the priority areas of the royal government.Minister for health and education Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup explained that the conference was an important forum where medical personnel from across the country could discuss common problems and exchange information and experiences.
He added that the participants would be looking back at the achievements and also [... Read More]
An alleged suicide of a 14-year-old girl on May 19 in Dawakha, Paro, has become controversial after one of her relatives said that she suspected a foul play in her death.The body of Tandin Pem was found in a cowshed where she supposedly had hanged herself from a wooden beam with a nylon rope.
Tandin Pem lived with her grandmother, step grandfather and half brother in Dawakha. In what appears to be a complex family relationship, [... Read More]
The people of Kharibji village have found a lucrative source of income, thanks to Thimphus growing population of doma (a combination of betel nut, leaves and lime) consumers.Today the village, located about 24 kilometres from the capital, supplies almost all the lime (locally called Tsuney) consumed with doma in the capital.
Kencho Dorji, 53, a veteran in the business, says that Tsuney making has become a good supplementary income for many farmers in the village.
A [... Read More]