Sonam Tshering, an enthusiastic biker will represent Bhutan in an international race, in Katmandu, Nepal on January 18. This is his third International race Sonam Tshering is participating. Mythical Bhutan Travels and Bhutan Olympic Committee is supporting his participation in Nepal.
An over view of Gyalpozhing town (File picture)
In the meantime, Mongar court proceeds with land restitution case
Gyalpoizhing: Mongar district court has passed summary judgments against 28 people in relation to Gyalpoizhing land restitution case of the 75, since December 23 last year.
Hearings on these cases began since November 26 last year and two people of the 28 who were dissatisfied with the summary judgments have decided to appeal to the High Court.
Meanwhile, Mongar court district court recently received an order [... Read More]
Allegations talk of more geckoes and people involved, besides just the hot spring caretaker
Conservation: While the Gelephu hot-spring caretaker, who was caught in possession of a Tokay Gecko in his house had paid Nu 100,000 fine, sources in Gelephu alleged the caretaker had three.
Sources alleged Gelephu dungpa of sending the caretaker to look for the reptiles in August last year, who after 17 days of searching in the woods had found three.
He was [... Read More]
Under construction : The ongoing energy department’s construction at the economic affairs ministry compound
Taken together, the planned govt. and corporation edifices could lead to an outflow of Rs 2.1B
Building: Since 2012, when the economy was hit with the Rupee liquidity crisis, about 14 government and corporate building constructions were either approved or submitted for approval, records with the Thimphu thromde’s development control division show.
The constructions, some of which have already begun, or are in the process of being tendered out, come at a time when construction [... Read More]
Imparting ICT skills: A three-week ICT training for nine visually impaired students ended on January 9 at Jigme Sherubling school in Trashigang. Class X, XI and XII students learnt basic computer skills. Lions Club International funded a laptop, a headset and a thumb drive each, while the government funded the training.
Government and corporate bodies investing in constructing multi-storied office buildings had raised some eyebrows, especially of those in the construction business. They have valid reasons.
Call it inconsistency in rules or flaws in implementing policy, about 14 buildings belonging to government or corporate bodies are either approved for construction or pending approval. They will, as per engineer’s estimates, cost around Nu 3B.
But it is not so much about the cost, which the cash-strapped government or the [... Read More]
Cheap and best: Thimphu residents wait for their turn to buy kerosene at a fuel station in Thimphu yesterday
During winter, consumption, especially in Thimphu, goes ballistic
Kerosene: The plummeting temperature has fueled kerosene consumption in the capital, with it guzzling about 94,620 litres this month alone, the highest from all the dzongkhags.
On an average, about 10,513 litres of kerosene are sold every day from the three fuel stations in Thimphu, Bhutan Oil distributor (BOD), Druk Petroleum corporation limited (DPCL), and Damchen.
Records with the regional trade office in Thimphu show about 166,990 litres [... Read More]
The new budget call does not account for any pay/allowance revisions
2014-15: While being cautious about the constitutional requirement of meeting recurrent expenditure from domestic revenue, the new budget proposal for 2014-15 does not account for any revisions in the salaries and allowances of civil servants.
Salaries and allowances constitute around 40 percent of total recurrent expenditure, and any upward revision would mean a significant increase in domestic expenditure.
With the current fiscal ending July this [... Read More]
About 26 students of Sherubtse College, Trashigang, performed cultural programs at the clock tower, Thimphu, to raise funds for construction of Namgyel Khangzang Chorten back at the college. Having performed in 16 other dzongkhags, they managed to raise Nu 622,000 so far.