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A way forward for NFE instructors

The ministry is to allow 196 of them to appear for the class XII exams for the first time

Education: Along with regular students, about 196 non-formal education (NFE) instructors will sit the class XII board examination for the first time next year.

The education ministry decided to let the instructors appear the board examination without having formally studied class XII.

Over 680 NFE instructors employed by education ministry today are class X graduates.  There are [... Read More]

Chazam-Duksum road widening work well on track

DSC01492Formation cutting will be completed within days

DoR: The Chazam to Duksum road will be broadened and ready when trucks carrying heavy machinery and material start coming to Duksum for the construction of the 600MW Kholongchu hydroelectric project.

The formation cutting between Jamkhardrang and Duksum along the Trashiyangtse highway will be completed within the deadline, according to department of roads (DoR) officials in Duksum.

Assistant engineer with Duksum field sub-division office, Dendup Dorji, said they have to excavate 5.3km by July 15.

“We [... Read More]

Fashion with an eco-friendly flavour

DSC_7165Waste not: Models wear designs created from waste

The 2nd Nazhon-ista competition showcased clothes made of traditional textile and waste

Go Youth Go: As the lights went out, the murmur among the audience died down, and a soothing traditional music filled the air.  As models glided on the ramp, the audience let out a gasp.

Young models showcased gowns, dresses and suits made of traditional textile and waste.

With eyes unblinking, but full to the brim, was Tshering Zam, 17, the designer, whose collection [... Read More]

Pep City crowned champions

IMG_8261The finalists: Pep City and Pep City FC

Futsal: Two sister teams, Pep City and Pep City FC competed in the finals of futsal recovery cup, season two, organised by Nazhoen Pelri Drop in Centre that began since July 1.

In a closely contested match, Pep City defeated Pep City FC, 6-4 at Changlimithang ground on July 11.

Pep City grabbed a 2-1 lead in the first 15 minutes and held onto the lead till the end of the first half.

However, just two [... Read More]

Pay revision can be paid for : PM

Lyonchhoen accuses naysayers of seeking political mileage from the contentious issue 

Salary: Allaying concerns raised on the pay revision, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday said that the government has enough money to afford the salary raise, which, being granted royal assent, has now become law.

“We’re comfortable and that’s why we proposed the revision,” lyonchhoen said. “We’ve done our work on where the money is going to come from.”

Lyonchhoen said the government has identified where [... Read More]

Paro airport expansion impasse

Lack of funds and space are the two main constraints to the stalled extension work

DCA: With expansion work at Paro international airport stalled for lack of funds, the ministry of information and communications (MoIC) has requested the government to find funds from any source.

The government of India (GoI) clarified last week that it had not committed Nu 680M for Paro airport expansion in the 11th Plan.  It was pointed out that the Bhutanese [... Read More]

External grants expected to decline

The shortfall will be offset if major hydropower projects come on-stream in time

Export: The country’s external grants are expected to decline from  nine percent of GDP in fiscal year 2012-13 to six percent by the end of 11th Plan.

This was according to the report on International Monetary Fund (IMF) consultation with Bhutan.

As per the Articles IV of the agreement, IMF should hold bilateral discussions with members every year. The shortfall in grants has [... Read More]

Arrow-struck boy airlifted to Kolkata

Injury: A 10-year-old boy from Balamna village in Haa was airlifted to Kolkata yesterday after an arrow released from a compound bow hit him on the head.

Bali hospital’s medical officer, Dr Pema Tenzin, said the arrow had pierced six centimetres into the brain from the left side of the temple above the left ear.

He said an attempt was made to airlift the patient by helicopter to Kolkata initially, but the helicopter could not [... Read More]


Stuck-up or stoked

The idea of a stakeholders consultation meeting is to encourage and engage in dialogue, so what’s proposed is effectively communicated, reviewed and agreed upon based on consensus.  This will promote accountability.

In the past three days, at the information and communication ministry’s conference room, stakeholders and ministry officials reviewed the draft for the revised Bhutan Information Communication and Media (BICM) Act.

In this case, since it is an amendment Act, the draft, once finalised, will be presented [... Read More]

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