• The roadblock at Box-cut along the Gelephu-Trongsa highway was cleared on July 13. DoR officials say the road is likely to be blocked again (Photo: DoR, Sarpang)

    23 highways blocked in central and eastern Bhutan

    Monsoon this year has not only disrupted road transportation but also hit domestic air services in the country. Flight cancellations due to bad weather are reported from all three domestic airports. Gelephu airport reported a last minute cancellation following unfavourable weather condition yesterday. The airport recorded five cancellations so far. 

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The Department of Intellectual Property (DoIP) has initiated an engagement process with the Korean Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) to take part in the 2019 IP Sharing Project. The project consists of “Appropriate Technology Development” project (AT) and “One Village One Brand” project (OVOB) and is a part of the Official …

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Court officials learn best practices in commercial litigation

Participants of the workshop with the Chief Justice

The rapid development Bhutan experienced in trade and business in the past decade resulted with an equal increase in commercial disputes. To keep pace with the changing dynamics of international markets, trade and commerce, Bhutan National Legal Institute organised a two-day workshop on standards and best practices in commercial litigations …

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50-year-old jailed for attempt to rape

A 50-year-old man was sentenced to two years and 17 days in prison for attempting to rape a 71-year-old woman in Samtse. Samtse court issued the judgment last week. The incident occurred on September 11 last year when the woman was alone at home. The man turned up at her …

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Machine break down hits areca nut plates’ production

The machine broke down three months after it was set up

With one of the machines broken, Pemathang gewog’s initiative in Samdrupjongkhar to produce areca nut plates is today unable to keep up with the demands. Chairperson of the group, Pema Choden, 41, said the group couldn’t meet the demands because the machine broke down three months after its establishment. To …

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Three-day surgical camp begins in Punakha

Over 65 reregistered with Tarayana Foundation for cleft lip and palate surgery

A three-day surgery camp for cleft lip and palate correction began in Punakha on February 12. The screening process started on February 11. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Gelephu’s water woes to end before monsoon

Kendrup High School authories collect water from Pelrithang during the shortage (file photo)

Every monsoon, residents of Gelephu thromde ferry water in bolero pickups from the nearby streams. With temperature soaring, the water taps and tanks run dry fast at that time of the year. One of the hoteliers, Kezang Dawa, said the additional water tanks he installed are not enough to meet …

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Workers clean sewerage overspill on the road along the Centenary Farmers’ Market in Thimphu yesterday

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Expense for scholarships to be met from approved fiscal budget

Private school admission team at the education ministry work overtime yesterday to complete the admission process for class XI students in private schools across the country

With a cost estimation of about Nu 167 million for class XI scholarship programme, the ministry of education will meet the expenses by re-appropriating the approved budget for fiscal year 2018-2019. The government is providing scholarship to 4,225 class X students who could not make it to public schools to …

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Nu 54.1M spent in NA elections

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent a total of Nu 54.144 million (M) for the two rounds of the third National Assembly (NA) elections held last year. This does not include expenses for procurement of equipment and expenses incurred as allowances for officials during the election period. According to …

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Seventeen officers of the RBA, RBG and RBP, were promoted from the rank of Major to Lt. Colonel on February 11. Chief Operations Officer of the RBA, Lt General Batoo Tshering, awarded the promotions on behalf of His Majesty The King.

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Bhutan and Bangladesh to explore new areas in trade

The Bhutan-Bangladesh commerce secretary level meeting ends today

Despite good relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan, the bilateral trade volume is relatively small and limited to few goods. At the 7th Bhutan-Bangladesh commerce secretary level meeting yesterday, the commerce secretary of Bangladesh, Md. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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KIL looks at new venture

KIL is planning to substitute import of chedder-flavoured cheese by the end of next month.

Koufuku International Limited (KIL), a dairy processing plant at Chenary in Trashigang is coming up with cheese blocks to reduce the import of dairy products in the country. KIL’s chief executive, Ugyen Dendup, said the company currently had about 10,000kg of Guoda cheese worth Nu 6million. To read more, please …

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