• Issues that render LGs ineffective

    Limited understanding of the roles of local governments (LGs) at the local level and lack of LG administrations’ capacity to implement decisions have affected the effective functioning of Dzongkhag Tshogdus (DTs) and Gewog Tshogdes (GTs), a study has revealed.

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Revamping central and autonomous schools

School principals share experience from immersion programme Education: If central schools in the country are to function at its best, a lot of issues needs to be ironed out, according to school principals.

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Jobseekers get trained to find employment

Training: A total of 46 participants completed a four-month training on housekeeping and front office know-how under the Youth Employment Skills (YES) programme yesterday. The programme is part of Guaranteed Employment Programme.

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Farmers learn new cropping

Agriculture: An agriculture extension officer from Paro, Yeshi Dorji had a difficult time marketing the tomato from his gewog a few years ago. The main problem was short harvest season and the tomato blight that spoilt the crop.

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Accident kills one, injures five

Traffic:  A 53-year-old man died and five others critically injured when the vehicle they were traveling in went off about 10 metres below the road in Martshala gewog, Samdrupcholing dungkhag on September 7.

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His Majesty commands immediate support to affected people

Kidu: His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck granted semso and conveyed His Majesty The King’s command to grant CGI sheets, timber, Khimsa (plot for house construction) and other necessary supports for the construction of new houses for the families affected by landslides on August 24.

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RICBL’s suspended employee reinstated

However, the board is yet to decide on the finance general manager

Update:The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) reinstated its internal auditor who was suspended on July 11 in connection with the embezzlement case where an employee siphoned off about Nu 91.6M.

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Bhutan plays critical role in tiger conservation

Wildlife: The leading tiger expert Dr Alan Rabinowitz says in the BBC documentary, “Lost Land of the Tiger” that he believed Bhutan is the key to what is envisioned as the Himalayan corridor and if the Himalayan corridor is pictured as a body,

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PM speaks to graduates on sovereignty

Orientation: Starting with the ongoing boundary issues with China in his address to the graduates during the closing of the National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP), Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday spoke to the graduates on the country’s journey as a sovereign nation.

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BKP questions BOiC merger

BOiC: The Bhutan Kuen-nyam Party (BKP), in a press release issued yesterday, has called for the government to be held accountable for creating the Business Opportunity Information Centre (BOiC) illegally and despite warnings provided by the party.

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