Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - 12:09 PM

Don’t spread panic: PM tells LG leaders

Lyonchhoen was speaking with reference to their talk on BBS of the govt. being broke

E.Tour: Prime minister Tshering Tobgay, on his first visit to Trashiyangtse since his victory in 2013 National Assembly elections, told local leaders to not create panic among the public by raising issues of budget constraints.

“Some of the local leaders were seen on television saying that the new government has no funds,” said lyonchhoen.

The prime minister was referring to local [... Read More]


Challenge of living up to a profile

Of late, Business Opportunity and Information Centre, the agency created to rev up the country’s stunned economy has been pushed to the limelight.

That limelight, however, is not one in which to enjoy, but to beware of public scrutiny and rightly so when it has been lobbed with such a formidable responsibility of stimulating a dwindling economy.

Therefore, it is only natural for all eyes to be drawn to the centre’s credibility and the recent incidents and [... Read More]

Ministry ordered to pay Nu 1.1M to contractor

Court also asked tender committee to refund Nu 9M to govt.

Verdict: Thimphu district court had asked the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) to pay Nu 1.1M to a Thimphu based contractor within one month and a ministerial level tender committee (MLTC) of 2004 to pay Nu 9M to the government.

The contractor filed a case against the ministry in 2012 when she was refused Nu 1.1M, which she claimed after completing the [... Read More]

Picture story

Four Bhutanese lawyers won the Spirit of the Jessup Award at the Philip C. Jessup International Law moot court competition earlier this month in Washington DC, USA.
Lawyers Chimi Dorji, Dechey Dorji, Phuntsho Wangchuk, and Tshewang Dorji faced teams from Russia, China, Slovenia, and Nigeria in the first round and was relegated.
More than 2,000 law students from about 600 law [... Read More]

Regional office for improved service


RSTA: With the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) opening a regional office in Mongar, motorists from the four dzongkhags in the east will not have to travel to Samdrupjongkhar anymore for vehicle related issues.

Information and communication minister D N Dhungyel yesterday inaugurated the office.

Today, motorists from Lhuentse, Mongar, Trashiyangtse and Trashigang travel to Samdrupjongkhar for services like vehicle registration number.

Lyonpo D N Dhungyel said with vehicle number increasing every year, vehicle related [... Read More]

Complaint on BBS coverage of police case

Media: The owner of the Punakha-based Hi-Tech construction company has lodged a complaint with Punakha police against the Bhutan Broadcasting service (BBS) on April 16.

The complaint, the Hi-Tech owner said, was against the news BBS aired on April 15 about a police case involving him and a Bhutan National Bank (BNB) employee.

“I lodged the complaint against BBS for using my company name, which they assured they wouldn’t, and included false information,” the contractor [... Read More]

Bhutan’s first trans-boundary venture


The landscape conservation project with India and Nepal will join protected areas around Kangchenjunga

ICIMOD: Come January, and Bhutan will undertake its first trans-boundary landscape conservation project with India and Nepal that would connect all the protected areas around Kanchenjunga mountain.

The three international centre for integrated mountain development (ICIMOD) member countries have agreed on an initiative for a new trans boundary landscape at the three-day second experts’ consultative meeting that ended yesterday.

The Kanchenjunga landscape, [... Read More]

Turning a ban into a done deal


S/J shopkeepers come on board the drive against the widespread use of plastics

SJI: Shopkeepers in Dewathang recently committed to stop dispensing free plastic bags to customers starting next month.

Supported by the Samdrup Jongkhar initiative (SJI), the shopkeepers’ decision comes as a contribution to curtail the problem of plastic waste that is becoming a growing concern in the small town.

SJI officials said plastic waste is an aggravating issue in Dewathang, where the local dumpsite [... Read More]

Paintings more than an art


The exhibition of artworks brought focus to Bhutan’s challenges in conserving its culture

Art: ‘Impressions of Happiness,’ the first joint art exhibition between Bhutanese and Singaporean artists saw an impressive sale of eight paintings in seven days when it closed on April 17 at the Chapel Gallery in Sculpture Square, Singapore.

The event, which showcased the concept of happiness through artworks and also featured a book launch, a film screening and talks on conservation, was [... Read More]

Centre justifies selection process

BOIC’s board of directors say selection was done in fair and objective manner

BOIC:  Business Opportunity and Information Centre’s (BOIC) board of directors yesterday issued a communiqué to explain that selection of candidates for the advertised posts was done objectively and transparently.

After the selection result of some of the posts were declared, the board received a complaint saying that posts for Information Technology Expert and PR and Media were predetermined, and interviews conducted unfairly.  [... Read More]

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