• More lapses surface in Amochhu dredging

    Amid an ongoing Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation into suspected corruption on the dredging of riverbed boulders from Amochhu in Phuentsholing, more issues have surfaced. One of the major lapses on part of Phuentsholing thromde (PT) was awarding the dredging works directly to the contractor without following due process. 

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Three-day surgical camp begins in Punakha

Over 65 reregistered with Tarayana Foundation for cleft lip and palate surgery

A three-day surgery camp for cleft lip and palate correction began in Punakha on February 12. The screening process started on February 11. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Gelephu’s water woes to end before monsoon

Kendrup High School authories collect water from Pelrithang during the shortage (file photo)

Every monsoon, residents of Gelephu thromde ferry water in bolero pickups from the nearby streams. With temperature soaring, the water taps and tanks run dry fast at that time of the year. One of the hoteliers, Kezang Dawa, said the additional water tanks he installed are not enough to meet …

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Workers clean sewerage overspill on the road along the Centenary Farmers’ Market in Thimphu yesterday

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Expense for scholarships to be met from approved fiscal budget

Private school admission team at the education ministry work overtime yesterday to complete the admission process for class XI students in private schools across the country

With a cost estimation of about Nu 167 million for class XI scholarship programme, the ministry of education will meet the expenses by re-appropriating the approved budget for fiscal year 2018-2019. The government is providing scholarship to 4,225 class X students who could not make it to public schools to …

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Nu 54.1M spent in NA elections

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent a total of Nu 54.144 million (M) for the two rounds of the third National Assembly (NA) elections held last year. This does not include expenses for procurement of equipment and expenses incurred as allowances for officials during the election period. According to …

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Seventeen officers of the RBA, RBG and RBP, were promoted from the rank of Major to Lt. Colonel on February 11. Chief Operations Officer of the RBA, Lt General Batoo Tshering, awarded the promotions on behalf of His Majesty The King.

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Bhutan and Bangladesh to explore new areas in trade

The Bhutan-Bangladesh commerce secretary level meeting ends today

Despite good relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan, the bilateral trade volume is relatively small and limited to few goods. At the 7th Bhutan-Bangladesh commerce secretary level meeting yesterday, the commerce secretary of Bangladesh, Md. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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KIL looks at new venture

KIL is planning to substitute import of chedder-flavoured cheese by the end of next month.

Koufuku International Limited (KIL), a dairy processing plant at Chenary in Trashigang is coming up with cheese blocks to reduce the import of dairy products in the country. KIL’s chief executive, Ugyen Dendup, said the company currently had about 10,000kg of Guoda cheese worth Nu 6million. To read more, please …

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ECB bars DPT candidate from contesting elections for life

Phub Tshering (file photo)

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has banned Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s candidate for Paro’s Lamgong-Wangchang constituency, Phub Tshering from contesting any elections for life. Phub Tshering, who is also a former Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu chairperson, had submitted election returns 23 days after the expiry of the deadline, which was November …

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Mongar to study the impact of Dzongkhag Common Examinations

Mongar dzongkhag education sector resolved to conduct an impact assessment on the dzongkhag common examinations, which started in 2016. The decision was taken at its 34th education conference. The conference proposed to discontinue dzongkhag common examination in line with the ministry’s plan to do away examination from class PP to …

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The idiosyncrasies of Bhutanese English 

A Member of Parliament was trolled on social media for serving “snakes” (snacks) and Facebook users usually write “congress” when they say congrats. Phrases like, “today itself,” “on top of that,” “pass out,” “bunk,” “pre-pone,” and use of redundant words like “each and every,” “I myself,” and “until and unless” …

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Fire guts house in Trongsa

A short circuit is suspected to have caused the fire (Photo: RBP Trongsa)

A one storied traditional house was razed to the ground around 1pm yesterday in in Khamaed village in Drakteng, Trongsa. Three families lost all their belongings in the fire. No causalities were reported. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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