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Bird strike causes Drukair emergency landing in Dhaka

Eight fan blades had to replaced and the flight was delayed by four hours

KB 126: A Drukair flight with more than a hundred passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Dhaka, Bangladesh after suffering a bird strike.

Flight KB 126, to Bangkok via Dhaka, struck a bird on take off causing significant damage to its starboard or right side engine.

Following standard procedures for such incidents, the aircraft returned to Hazrat [... Read More]

Economic climate casts a pall over employment opportunities

The slack created by the lowered civil service intake can’t be taken up by the private sector

Jobs: If the drop in civil service vacancies is a bummer for university graduates, openings in the private or corporate sectors are no better.

This year, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) announced 436 vacancies in the civil service, which is 68 less than last year.

About 3,254 university graduates appeared for the preliminary examinations this year, which means [... Read More]

To be integrated into the capital’s road network

As part of its assimilation process, 11 speed breakers and zebra crossings will be set up 

Expressway: The Thimphu-Babesa expressway is getting a makeover, with the setting up of speed breakers and zebra crossings underway to include that stretch of road in the city’s urban road network.

More than a month after the road safety and transport authority announced in the media that pedestrians should use the markings on the Thimphu-Babesa road link to cross [... Read More]

One terminated, three suspended in schoolmate battery case

Update: Norbuling middle secondary high school in Gelephu last week terminated a class VII student and suspended another three for a week for battering their schoolmate.

The three suspended are students of classes IX, X and XII.

According to the vice principal Jigme Sonam, the action taken was in accordance with the school’s discipline policy.  The offence falls under level three category of the policy.  Parents of all the students involved were called to the [... Read More]

Southeast region struggles without gynaecologist

DSC_5527No use:The operation theatre has been locked for over a year

Patients with delivery complications are referred to Mongar, emergencies to Guwahati  

Health: While all equipment and an operation theatre for c-section cases are in place, Dewathang hospital in Samdrupjongkhar has been without a gynaecologist for over a year.

Without other doctors or surgeons at the hospital, the operation theatre has been locked since last year.

Yesterday, farmer Yeshi Dorji, from Samdrupcholing under Samdrupjongkhar, was worried because it was due date and his wife did not [... Read More]

Judo enthusiasts and coaches need more trainings

IMG_1012Coaching: Densign White inspects a bout

Sports: Bhutan’s Judo enthusiasts and coaches underwent a week-long training being conducted by former President of the British Judo Association, Densign White. The training concluded in Thimphu yesterday.

Densign White, former British Champion, European Champion and a Triple Olympian, conducted clinics at three levels, regular judo players, referees and the coaches in Thimphu.

Densign White  was in the country to inspect the Judo program, see how long Bhutan will take to gain International Judo Federation [... Read More]

Education links Bhutan and Australia

IMG_2313Ambassador Patrick Suckling

Australian ambassador speaks of changing profile of Bhutanese seeking to study Down Under

Visit: The principal link between Australia and Bhutan is education, Australia’s ambassador to Bhutan, Patrick Suckling, who has been in the country since August 9 to attend the Royal Institute of Management (RIM) convocation ceremony, said.

“The number of people aspiring to go and study in Australia increased by 245 percent last year,” the ambassador said, adding that there has been an [... Read More]

Family members receive threatening calls from kidnappers

Abduction: Family members of the four abductees in Norbugang village, Sarpang are receiving several threatening phone calls from the alleged kidnappers to pay the ransom they demanded on time.

On August 9, the father of 17-year-old abductee, Deepak Subba, received two calls from the alleged kidnappers.  He said the abductors are using the phone of the 53-year-old abductee to call family members.

Deepak Subba said the abductors reminded him for early arrangement of ransom.

A ransom [... Read More]

DHI companies to have risk management divisions

RMF: With the risk management framework (RFM) issued, the Druk Holdings and Investments (DHI) is looking forward to fully establish risk management divisions in all its companies.

The RMF was issued to companies last year to set the minimum standards and guide companies in the implementation of the risk management processes in DHI and all the DHI-controlled companies.

Going by its annual report, most companies under the DHI claimed to have implemented the framework.

For instance, [... Read More]

Picture story

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the students of the Royal Institute of Management on August 9. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, officials and students of RIM also offered Zhabten to His Majesty the King.The institute’s 18th Convocation was held yesterday.


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