• Children as young as eight live in rented rooms, away from home, to attend schools in Samtse

    Schools in Samtse lack hostel facility

    Farmers in Uttaray village in Samtse have only one expectation from the two political parties. They are not concerned about who wins or loses. All they want is a bus facility for their school-going children or hostel facility for the young children .

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Safety important for both tourists and Bhutanese: PM

Tour operators and guides play a role in ensuring safety of tourists in Bhutan Tourism: The safety of all visitors to Taktsang monastery in Paro including Bhutanese is a priority for the government. Calling it an unfortunate incident, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, at the meet-the-press session yesterday, said the recent death …

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B. Ed graduates were misled: PM

Teacher training graduates appealed to Lyonchhoen for govt. jobs Employment: The government in the past has misled graduates of teacher training institutes about “getting government jobs automatically” on completion of the training. Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay yesterday during the 14th meet the press session said, while it was wrong for …

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Search still on for all three inmates

Update: The three male inmates who escaped through the toilet window from the Wangdue police custody are still at large as of yesterday evening. A search team was immediately deployed after they went missing in the evening of January 7. Police sources said following information from villagers, the three were …

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To boost local construction firms

Construction companies employing only Bhutanese to get works without tenders SDP: Contractors willing to employ Bhutanese workers only will get construction works without having to go through the work tendering process. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay announced this during the 14th meet the press session yesterday. “Let us know if …

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1,000kms of electric fencing by 2015

As the only viable solution, installation of electric fencing is expected to curb human-wildlife conflict  Conflict: More than 1,000kms of electric fencing will be installed across the country in areas prone to human-wildlife conflict by the end of this year. Agriculture minister Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, during the meet-the-press session, said …

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Reward for information on escaped convicts

The three inmates who were convicted for life imprisonment carry a cash reward of Nu 10,000 each Crime: The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) is still on the look out for the three male inmates who are still at large after they escaped from Wangduephodrang police custody on January 7 between …

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Bhutan prepared for Ebola on paper

No budget has been allocated to date to set up a surveillance system Health: If an Ebola case comes home, Bhutan would have to spend an amount that is several times more than the amount that’s spent on the country’s health system today. It’s for this reason that despite the …

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Picture story

Refuel: Thimphu residents waited for hours yesterday to collect kerosene as temperature dropped below freezing point by late evening      

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Five companies to be ISO certified

This means their products will be of international standards Food: Come April and five companies, including the national airline, DrukAir would supply international standard food products to their customers if they qualify the final stage of the certification process. Bhutan Agro Industries, Zimdra Foods, Bhutan Milk and Agro Pvt. Ltd, …

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BCSEA board meets but no decision reached

Update: No decision was made as of yesterday evening on the English II paper although Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) board met to review its last decision as per Cabinet’s directives. While the meeting went late into the night, a decision is yet to be made, BCSEA …

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On the rise again

Price of timber shoot despite government fixed arte in place Timber: The price of sawn timer, at least in the capital, is going back to the 2012 levels, when construction was booming and timber prices skyrocketed. Despite the price being fixed by a national resource pricing committee, sawn timber is …

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Of fear, rumours and security

COVER STORY: From this side of Norbugang (Dholpani) in Sarpang, the whole expanse of Gelephu spreads like a vast green carpet emblazoned with myriad little white dwellings. Far beyond the richly fulvous fields that extend until a long line of thick, tall and dark forest, farmers are winding their farm …

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