• 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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OAG and ACC make competing claims over prosecution

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), two institutions, seem to be not seeing eye to eye these days. The contention is the authority to investigate and prosecute, which the two bodies are subtly accusing each other of doing or over doing. They had …

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Hema Hema: BBSC wins case in HC

The High Court’s bench II completely overturned Thimphu dzongkhag court’s judgment on a case Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) filed against Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBS). The verdict rendered last week ruled that BBS had not violated section 111 (1) of the Bhutan Information and Communication Act 2006 and …

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Sherig Endowment Fund recipients shared their research for the first time

Decentralisation of schools is a complex concept and has a mixed impact. This is what the research on Implementation of School-Based Management (SBM) on Decentralisation Reforms in Central Schools has concluded. Sharing his findings at the 1st Action Research seminar, vice-principal of Khangku Middle Secondary School, Karma Tshering, said that …

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Improving poultry productivity through collaborative learning

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in partnership with Miyagi Farm has initiated a project to improve poultry farming in Tsirang. The three-year project titled “Capacity building of poultry farmers focusing on microorganism farming” will enable interested poultry farmers to come together and learn the best practices and use of effective microorganism …

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Thimphu Hindu mandir consecration today

Ready: The Devi Panchayan Mandir at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, will be consecrated today.

The Hindu community of Bhutan will celebrate the 2019 Navaratri (Durga Puja) at the newly constructed Devi Panchayan Mandir at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu. Hundreds of devotes, members of the public and officials are expected to attend the consecration ceremony, which is being held today (October 1). To read more, please subscribe …

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Empowering women through economic independence

Autumn is here. About this time, the people in the western part of the country are usually busy with rimdo (religious ceremonies). There is then, all of a sudden, conspicuous shortage of monks. Shortage of monks for rimdo is growing by the day, not just in urban Bhutan, but also …

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I will always remain a good friend of Bhutan: Kenji Hiramatsu

What is the purpose of your visit? I came to inaugurate Japan Week in Thimphu. Japan Week is an annual event to celebrate long ties between the two countries. It is an opportunity to showcase Japanese culture in the country. This is my final visit as an ambassador. I came …

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No job opportunities for deaf student graduates 

Kinley Dukpa graduated from Wangsel Institute for the Deaf in 2017. Equipped with vocational skills he acquired at the institute, hewas ready to work and live an independent life. The reality astonished him. Work was hard to come by. He tried the vocational training institutes, even took bakery classes paying …

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Japan week begins

Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu greets guests at the Clock tower square

To enhance cooperation in the fields of culture, sports, academia and people-to-people relation between Bhutan and Japan, the Japan week in Bhutan began yesterday.  Series of activities including cultural activities, health check-up, experiencing of Japanese cuisine and screening of Japanese films, marked the opening day of the week-long celebration in …

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Health flagship programmes focus on access and prevention

The health flagship prorgramme is going to cost a lot. The health ministry has projected a cost of Nu 1.9B (billion) for the four intervention or focused strategies under the flagship. Of the total, about Nu 1.127B, the highest has been estimated for the prevention of cancers, which is one of …

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WFP’s Menu Optimiser tool selected for World Expo 2020

A menu optimiser tool, PLUS, initiated by the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of the nutrition programme is selected as one of the global best practice to be showcased at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai next year. Bhutan is the country of implementation of the tool. According to …

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