Saturday , July 30 2016
  • Preparing for future disasters

    Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards

    Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.

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National workforce plan for 3 sectors

More than 33 percent of the industries in the three sectors face skilled labour shortages
Employment: In an effort to align the labour supply to the employer’s demand, the labour ministry has developed a National Workforce Plan (NWFP) for three economic sectors like tourism, construction and production.

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An illegal trade

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Although in small scale, marijuana cultivation in Jomotsangkha continues

Narcotics: In May, police arrested a man from Serthi, Jomotsangkha for trafficking 17 sacks of dried marijuana weighing 40kg each. This was the largest quantity of marijuana seized in the country so far.

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IOCL to upgrade 15 fuel stations in next six months

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Along with the upgradation works, Bhutan will be upgraded to Bharat Stage (BS) IV, a quality upgrade on fuel from 2017

Fuel: Fifteen fuel stations in the western and southern parts of the country will soon be upgraded with modern facilities such as canopies and improved driveways, among others.

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Temminck’s tragopan in Bhutan

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Birding: As birdwatching gains popularity among Bhutanese, new birds are being recorded every few months, and the latest being the Temminck’s tragopan (Tragopan temminckii).

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His Majesty appoints Govt. secretaries

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Appointments: His Majesty The King appointed six government secretaries and the secretary general of the National Council yesterday. The new secretaries who received Dhar from His Majesty at the Tashichhodzong yesterday were:

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
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