• Audit finds major lapses in PMB, New York

    The Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) in its report has pointed out major discrepancies and irregularities in the Permanent Mission of Bhutan (PMB) to the United Nations at New York, USA in the last two fiscal years. 

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What is RCSC trying to convey?

The commission’s response to cabinet is being dissected Update: Even as the Cabinet gathers details and evidences, as advised by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), against the three secretaries who were “surrendered” to the commission last month, a discussion has started on the RCSC’s response to the Cabinet. Questions …

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BDBL to takeover community centres

Financial and banking services priority for rural communities pushed the move Management: In an attempt to increase the utility of existing community centres, the government will transfer operation and management of the centres to the Bhutan Development Bank Ltd (BDBL) from Bhutan Post. Bhutan Post had been managing the centres …

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Invest and engage private sector: BCCI

Agriculture: If the agriculture ministry is to realis e the self-reliance dream, a comprehensive development policy, more public investment, and private sector engagement are necessary, according to the latest Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry  (BCCI)report. The report presents analysis of the sector’s current situation and the gaps in policy …

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Reinvestigation confirms most allegations

Ura: Dzongkhag officials in Bumthang who carried out a reinvestigation on the Ura principal found most of the allegations to be true. According to the reinvestigation findings, an illegal claim of Nu 9,000 was made through a hand receipt in the name of an outsider who never worked for the …

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Strategies to implement the reading year

One of the main objectives is to strengthen language competencies among children and adults Education: The year 2015 is a time for not only children but also teachers and parents across the country to switch off the TV and start reading books, suggests the national reading programme. The National reading …

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Thai tourist dies after fall at Taktsang

Accident: A 54-year old tourist from Thailand died after she fell off the path to Taktsang monastery, yesterday. Police said that the incident occurred on a section of the path, located close to the monastery, that has no railing. The site is located below a house, located opposite to the …

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Gaya bound: Hundreds of people are leaving for pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya to attend the various moenlam chhenmo. Yesterday about 250 people left Phuentsholing in five buses. It takes about 18 hours to reach to Bodh Gaya in Bihar, India from Phuentsholing.     

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Virtual shopping goes viral among Bhutanese

Variety and price are the main factors that draw people to shop online Trend: A popular online shopping site, AliExpress is fast gaining popularity among many urbanites with the deliveries being made right at home. Although the trend of shopping online has picked up over the years among thousands of …

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A teacher shares his wisdom again

Former education minister Thakur S Powdyel dedicates his latest book to Druk Gyal Zhipa  Review: In a world where the teaching profession has lost its noble-ness, in a world that doesn’t cherish words of wisdom easily, in a world where values are dictated by Internet and smart phones, in a …

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Energy trade balance records Nu 120M surplus

Increase in import of fuel could change the balance in 2014 Economy: Although the country’s overall trade deficit in 2013 stood at Nu 21.42B, its energy trade balance in the same year recorded a surplus of about Nu 122M. Export of hydropower, also the country’s top export, earned an income …

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DGPC’s Managing Director, Dasho Chhewang Rinzin receives the Central Board of Irrigation and Power Special Award for the best performing power utility in the SAARC Region and fostering energy co-operation yesterday in New Delhi from the Minister of State for Water Resources, Professor Sanwar Lal Jat.     

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Funds being sought for Amochhu land reclamation

Land issues, especially for relocated private plots, also need to be sorted out Project: After the Amochhu hydropower project (AHP) was shelved, the Amochhu land reclamation and township project is now getting the priority. The Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) is currently working on the project’s finances. DHI chairman Dasho …

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