Saturday , April 30 2016
  • Discrepancy deprives LG leaders of PF

    No PF deductions were made from the salaries of gups, mangmis and tshogpas
    Entitlement: A major discrepancy in the financial system has deprived most of the incumbent local government (LG) members of their retirement benefits.

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USD 4.6M to upgrade city bus system

Transport: With the government more or less having secured Nu 303.6 million (USD 4.6 million) with help from the World Bank, Thimphu city’s public transportation network is set for a much needed upgrade that should be completed by 2018.

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Bhutan commended for ratifying UN Convention Against Corruption

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Bhutan is the sixth least corrupt country in the Asia-Pacific region Integrity: The ratification of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) by the Parliament recently is a milestone for Bhutan in following international best practices when it comes to fighting corruption. The UN Deputy Resident Representative Niamh Collier-Smith lauded Bhutan’s ...

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Bajo town road to be resurfaced soon

Maintenance: Bajo residents could look forward to a smooth ride soon with the municipality securing the funds and all set to award the maintenance works. For almost two years, commuters and residents traveling to Wangdue have been plying the dusty pothole ridden road.

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Highway widening works on track

Roads: Widening works on the Chazam - Buyang highway is well on track. While the formation cutting for the first package of 5.73 km road stretching from Jamkhardrang to Doksum is complete, the second package of 5km road from Chazam to Jamkhardrang is in progress.

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BCSE records civil engineers’ worst performance

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At least 385 graduates will be left without jobs

Exam: Of the 130 civil engineering graduates who sat for the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) only 14 graduates obtained the required 50 percent and above to qualify for the civil service this year.

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Council questions sustainability of central schools

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Establishing central schools alone will not improve quality of education, say members Education: The government should carryout exhaustive consultation with concerned stakeholders in identifying future central schools, keeping in mind some basic criteria like balanced regional development, population and economic background.

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My Country, My Town

  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai