“RBP today is more professional and strong as a law enforcement agency”

Q&A: As Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel completed his tenure as the sixth Chief of Police yesterday, he spoke to Kuensel’s Kinga Dema on his accomplishments and challenges during his tenure and his post-retirement plans.  How would you define your legacy as the first Chief of Police holding the rank of Brigadier? I was appointed as the sixth Chief of Police on 19 April 2008 at the rank of Colonel and promoted to Brigadier by His Majesty The King on September 18,

Sweeping the dog problem under the rug

A round a hundred dogs were recently abandoned in Gaigurey in Chukka.

Many of them had been tied up inside sacks and dumped. Around 20 dogs died, some from suffocation, some from being hit by vehicles.

G2C thromde services launched in S/J

Service: The Samdrupjongkhar thromde in collaboration with the Government to Citizen (G2C) Office under the Prime Minister’s Office launched the G2C System yesterday.

BCAA lifts ban on drones

… with immediate effect but under strict compliance of 10 conditions

Aviation: Revoking its earlier notification restricting the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has issued another notification granting permission to use drones under strict conditions with immediate effect.

Feral dogs target sheep in Bumthang

Conflict: Dogs in Bhim and some villages in Chumey, Bumthang have been preying on sheep.

Man found dead in P'ling

Police are investigating Incident: A 23-year-old man was found dead near the Youth Development Fund (YDF) building in Phuentsholing.

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His Majesty The King with the 20th batch of volunteers who completed…

Gasa gets a fuel station

It was the only dzongkhag in the country without one until yesterday

Service: The people of Gasa will no longer have to drive for more than three hours to Punakha to refuel their vehicles or to get gas cylinders for cooking, with the dzongkhag  inaugurating its first fuel station at Kolikha yesterday.

IT industry a possible answer to unemployment

The IT park’s most successful tenant, ScanCafe, will employ up to 300 interns for six months 

Employment: A possible solution to the current unemployment scenario could come from introducing and empowering more information technology (IT) based industries in the country.

A little word: To children and parents

Schools around the country will soon be done with mid-term examinations and the children will be out on a break. This is a worrying time for elders, particularly in the urban centres.

Tendu hungers for a bank, fuel depot

Local lenders and private fuel suppliers are currently filling in and making a good profit

Facilities: Residents of Tendu in Samtse are waiting for the government to fulfil its pledge to set up a bank in every gewog.

Brisk business along the Nangar-Ura bypass

The bypass has opened up business opportunities for people living nearby

Development: If the opening of the Nangar-Ura bypass affected business in Chamkhar town, it has opened up business opportunities for people living along the bypass road.

A modern dance revolution

Culture: A dance revolution that took the world by surprise has found its way into Bhutan. It was only a matter of time that free style dancing including street dancing, hip-hop and b-boying (breakdancing) got to Bhutanese youth.