Thursday , August 16 2018

As the interim govt. steps in

The second democratically elected prime minister and his Cabinet formerly resigned from office yesterday. The elected government relinquished its office to the interim government, a constitutional obligation to ensure free and fair elections. Bhutan’s decision to have an interim government over a caretaker government is a conscious one. When a …

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Zorig Chusum College introduces diploma course in jimzo

Trashiyangtse College of Zorig Chusum (TCZC) introduced a national diploma programme in Jimzo (sculpture) yesterday, signaling the first major change at the institute since it was renamed into a college earlier this year. The two-year diploma course is a formal programme recognised under the Bhutan Vocational Qualification Framework (BVQF). A …

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Windstorm damages maize in Chudzom, Sarpang

A windstorm on the night of August 6 damaged maize in two villages of Chudzom gewog in Sarpang. Fourteen households in Hungrel village and five households of Rujeyang lost all their maize plants. The two villages are located at a high altitude and are one of the remotest villages in …

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Picture story

To create awareness about the implications of feeding wild animals, officials from the Department of Forest and Parks Services (DoFPS) informed commuters along the Thimphu-Paro-Phuentsholing highway yesterday. According to the Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and Regulations 2017, feeding wild animals is an offence. Royal Bhutan Police and Road Safety …

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Football (women): SAFF U-15

In the opening of SAFF U-15 Women’s championship Sri Lanka went down (12-0) against India at the Changlingmithang stadium in Thimphu yesterday. Shilky Devi of India scored the first goal of the tournament and also the first hat trick of the championship. Sri Lanka is playing the championship for the …

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SDG on track but challenges aplenty

Financing gap and data limitation is identified as major challenges for the country to meet some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), according to Bhutan’s voluntary national review report on the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The country’s domestic revenue, the report stated finances 64 percent of the …

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RBP prepared for election duty

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has said it is prepared to ensure security in the upcoming National Assembly elections, the dates for which are expected soon. “We are prepared (in terms of security arrangement for the election),” chief election security coordinator Colonel Pasang Dorji said. Officials on election duty, including …

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DPT coordinator and alleged DNT supporter gets bail

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) coordinator and the alleged Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) supporter, who were arrested by Phuentsholing police for a social media feud, have bailed out on August 6 after police charged the case to court. Police have charged the DPT coordinator for harassment and defamation and the …

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Go out and vote

It has been a busy year for the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB). Once the election date is announced following a Royal Kasho from His Majesty The King, election activities will gather pace. On the Commission’s part, laying things in order, as daunting as it can get considering the kind …

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