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What is RCSC trying to convey?

The commission’s response to cabinet is being dissected Update: Even as the Cabinet gathers details and evidences, as advised by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), against the three secretaries who were “surrendered” to the commission last month, a discussion has started on the RCSC’s response to the Cabinet. Questions are being raised on what […]

BDBL to takeover community centres

Financial and banking services priority for rural communities pushed the move Management: In an attempt to increase the utility of existing community centres, the government will transfer operation and management of the centres to the Bhutan Development Bank Ltd (BDBL) from Bhutan Post. Bhutan Post had been managing the centres since late 2011. The government […]

Letting private sector grow

Bhutan’s private sector has come of age. At a time when the country is increasingly facing unemployment problem, youth unemployment in particular, the news that our private companies are now poised to taken on bigger projects like hydropower, is highly encouraging. This is a sign of economic growth that we have been able to achieve […]

Invest and engage private sector: BCCI

Agriculture: If the agriculture ministry is to realis e the self-reliance dream, a comprehensive development policy, more public investment, and private sector engagement are necessary, according to the latest Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry  (BCCI)report. The report presents analysis of the sector’s current situation and the gaps in policy coordination and implementation besides others. […]

Reinvestigation confirms most allegations

Ura: Dzongkhag officials in Bumthang who carried out a reinvestigation on the Ura principal found most of the allegations to be true. According to the reinvestigation findings, an illegal claim of Nu 9,000 was made through a hand receipt in the name of an outsider who never worked for the school toilet maintenance works. The […]

Strategies to implement the reading year

One of the main objectives is to strengthen language competencies among children and adults Education: The year 2015 is a time for not only children but also teachers and parents across the country to switch off the TV and start reading books, suggests the national reading programme. The National reading programme is a suggestive strategy […]

Thai tourist dies after fall at Taktsang

Accident: A 54-year old tourist from Thailand died after she fell off the path to Taktsang monastery, yesterday. Police said that the incident occurred on a section of the path, located close to the monastery, that has no railing. The site is located below a house, located opposite to the monastery, used for offering butter […]

Picture story

Gaya bound: Hundreds of people are leaving for pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya to attend the various moenlam chhenmo. Yesterday about 250 people left Phuentsholing in five buses. It takes about 18 hours to reach to Bodh Gaya in Bihar, India from Phuentsholing.     

Spending holidays fruitfully

About 30 students are packing oranges at a depot in S/jongkhar to pay their school expenses Vacation: Although it’s difficult to stay away from their parents and miss out the winter vacation fun, some 30 students from Wangphu gewog have chosen to take up part time jobs in Samdrupjongkhar and earn a little before returning […]

821 girls attend youth enrichment programme

Youth: The second Winter Youth Enrichment Programme for girls is underway in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar. A total of 821 girls from 85 different schools, from classes 6 to 12 are participating in the camp. The girls are from all six eastern dzongkhags. Minster for Works and Human Settlement Dorji Choden inaugurated the month long camp on […]

Virtual shopping goes viral among Bhutanese

Variety and price are the main factors that draw people to shop online Trend: A popular online shopping site, AliExpress is fast gaining popularity among many urbanites with the deliveries being made right at home. Although the trend of shopping online has picked up over the years among thousands of Bhutanese, AliExpress is preferred mainly […]

Missing the nyilo greetings

While nyilo is celebrated the old way, it’is slowly fading with urbanisation Festival: The evening is cold in Wang Danglo.  But Kencho Dorji, 12, is all prepared for the long evening ahead. Drowned in a thick jumper with hood, Kencho will be doing rounds in the village singing loh-leh or New Year greetings. It is […]

Jachungs wins the winter championship

Basketball: Jachungs defeated Phojas 74-65 in the finals of the winter basketball championship at swimming pool complex yesterday. Jachungs took the lead by five baskets in the first quarter. Phojas defensive play in the second quarter brought the deficit to two baskets. In the third quarter, Phojas nearly closed the gap but Jachungs’ persistent play […]