• Issues that render LGs ineffective

    Limited understanding of the roles of local governments (LGs) at the local level and lack of LG administrations’ capacity to implement decisions have affected the effective functioning of Dzongkhag Tshogdus (DTs) and Gewog Tshogdes (GTs), a study has revealed.

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Guideline to ensure safe, adequate and appropriate inpatient meals

Inpatient food service system guideline 2013 has been revised in keeping with the recommendations of Royal Audit Authority (RAA) and suggestion from the dzongkhag hospitals. The revised guideline was presented at the recent health conference in Tsirang. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Since 2013, JICA sponsored training of six art teachers in Japan. Themed: Festival, the week-long art exhibition in Lungtenphu Middle Secondary School displayed art created by children across Asia, as the country observes Japan week.

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Back at Dhensa: Soon after reaching home, Lyonchhoen and members of his cabinet met the press yesterday. 

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Dredging sites in P’ling hits procedural rock

At Toorsa: The Phuentsholing Township and Development Project’s ongoing work

It is uncertain if the three new dredging and surface collection works along the Toorsa embankment in Phuentsholing would be allotted. Interested contractors and business firms are stuck with clearance from Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL). This is because the three sites fall under Zone B of the Phuentsholing Township …

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Govt. didn’t freeze entry point in Samdrupjongkhar

The government had no part in the recent interruption of entry and exit of regional tourists from Samdrupjongkhar, Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said during a press conference yesterday. Lyonpo said that the Indian government has never recognised Samdrupjongkhar and Gelephu as an entry and exit point into the country. …

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Devi Panchayan Mandir consecrated

The Devi Panchayan Mandir houses five Devi statues

The Devi Panchayan Mandir is here at long last. Yesterday, Chairperson of the Privy Council, Lyonpo Chenkyab Dorji, graced the concretion ceremony of the mandir at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu as the chief guest. The temple houses five statues of Devi (goddess). Following the consecration, the mandir has been opened to devotees. A reception ceremony that resembled a chibdrel ceremony …

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Fuel price increases

Late night rush: With the hike coming into effect from midnight, vehicles rush to fuel at the Lungtenzampa BOD

Petrol price increased by an average of Nu 2.55 a litre and diesel by Nu 2.06 a litre since yesterday across the country, according to a notification Department of Trade (DoT) issued. The price of petrol in Thimphu is now Nu 65.18 per litre. It was Nu 62.63 until yesterday. …

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Govt. initiates retirement employment opportunities

About 60 elderly citizens took part in a health checkup programme yesterday

Retired and senior citizens would have the opportunity to remain productive and contribute towards the wellbeing of communities and nation-building. This, according to agriculture minister Yeshey Penjor, would be possible as the Cabinet decided to allow retired officials to operate consultancy services and become board members of organisations. To read …

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His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, His Majesty’s representative and the President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee, attended the 73rd executive board meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia in Doha, Qatar, on September 28

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Strengthening mother and child health care

The birthing ball exercises help in speeding up dilation and manage labour and delivery pain

Soft music fills the exercise room of the maternal health unit of the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Mother and Child Hospital in Thimphu. As expecting mothers visit the room, the instructor greets them. A midwife volunteer from Japan, Eri Nagata, who had been in the country for the last two years, …

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Gyenkhu: At the Gyenkhu initiative organised by the  Department of Air Transport (DAT)  in Paro, DAT officials and employees of other agencies surrendered about 50 non-subsidised LPG cylinders yesterday.

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Scope for 1,000 youth to study in Canada

The prospects for Bhutanese to study and work in Canada are improving. Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji, after returning from the United States and having met several foreign dignitaries, said that the number had not been finalized, but the Canadian government is positive on taking in Bhutanese youth to study …

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