Cordyceps: A week ago, Dangchu gewog in Wangdue issued cordyceps collection permits to 250 people.
Crime: Gelephu dungkhag court yesterday sentenced a 31-year-old man to a year and a half in prison for making a video of him having sexual intercourse with a 24-year old woman in Gelephu in February this year.
Given the huge volume of import from India, opinions differ on the merit of hoarding so many dollars
Currency: Bhutan is rich in hard currency reserve, but poor when it comes to rupee, begging the question why hold on to hard currency when the volume of the country’s trade is the maximum with India?
Telecom: It is likely that the country’s mobile cellular services will become unavailable in the event of a major disaster hitting Bhutan.
When the April 25 earthquake struck Nepal, mobile cellular services even in Bhutan were affected.
NC and NA remain at odds on whether commissioners/constitutional post holders need first to resign from civil service
Amendment: The National Council did not accept the amendment that commissioners and members of constitutional offices need not resign from the civil service on their appointment, as endorsed by the Assembly to the Entitlement and Service Conditions Act for the holders, members and commissioners of the constitutional office of Bhutan (amendment) bill 2014.
Govt. says it awaits pvt. sector proposal so as to set up three new colleges in the east
Education: Establishing three new colleges in the east would not be possible in a short period of time, but upgrading the existing ones would address immediate issues, home minister Damcho Dorji said at the Assembly’s question hour session yesterday.
Agriculture: If there is no ox, how can a work to be done by an ox be really done? The question is critical, indeed. That was the gist of National Assembly’s question-answer session with agriculture minister yesterday.
Education: In a move towards preparing students better in classrooms, so that they are exposed to varied fields of study, the department of curriculum, research and development (DCRD) is working on diversifying subjects that are taught in schools.
Her husband, a municipal worker, died at the work site due to a collapsed wall on April 1
Accident: On April 1 Man Maya Rai, 74, lost her husband when a wall collapsed on him as he was cleaning a drain by the roadside.
What the river gives with one hand (irrigation), it takes away with the other (erosion)
Disaster: When do farmers not welcome monsoon? Ask the rice-growing farmers of Buna in Trashigang.
The much-needed rains are on its way, but farmers are worried, lest it might take another portion of their paddy fields. For the last many years, some 27 households of Buna had been literally witnessing
BoBL: The Bank of Bhutan limited’s (BoBL) in-charge in Lhamoizingkha, Dagana has gone missing since May 11, after it was found that he had allegedly misused the bank’s fund.