Saturday , February 13 2016
  • Sherubtse reduces IT intake

    With RIM also reviewing its IT diploma course, and the RTC having suspended its degree programme last year, the government is concerned 

    ICT: With Sherubtse college having decreased its BSc Computer Science slots from 60 to 30, the government is concerned that the country may not be able to keep up with demand for IT graduates.

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Pemagatshel could miss thromde election


LG: The second phase of local government election is scheduled to take place in June, but election commission officials are not sure if they can call thromde election for Pemagatshel thromde.

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Strictly no meat please!


Agriculture minister urges all to stop serving meat at official gatherings

Ban: The first month of the Bhutanese calendar, Choetrul dawa, starting February 8 and ending on March 9, could become a strictly no-meat month.

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Crime drops by 13 percent in 2015


Motor vehicle accident cases drop by 10 percent 

Report: Thimphu continues to be the crime capital of the country despite a drop in the overall crime rate by 13 percent in 2015.

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First youth summit in Punakha

Youth: More than 90 youth from across the country are attending the four-day long youth summit that is on going at Ugyen Academy Higher Secondary School in Punakha.

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Former regional director’s hearing next week

Three in-laws charged for reporting of false information

Corruption: The Phuentsholing dungkhag court will begin court proceedings of the six defendants, who were charged for the criminal offence of forgery and reporting of false information, early next month.

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e-receipt to curb fuel misuse


Similar system to be introduced in all BOD fuel stations

Fuel: Drivers of government agencies and corporations who are used to making “side income” in collusion with fuel attendants, while fuelling pool vehicles, will see their source of income gone.

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The rice mill that was never utilized


Seven years had gone by since it was bought Electricity: Dungkarling chiwog’s electric rice mill installed about seven years ago has never been utilized with villagers still waiting to assemble the motors of the mill.

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My Country, My Town

  • Time well passed: The boy gets a ride as he learns some skills of handling a plough Photo by Kesang Dorji
  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana