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First of its kind gate in Nganglam

Gate: Construction of international border gate in Nganglam Dungkhag began yesterday with salang tentrel  (groundbreaking ceremony). The integrated border gate, which is the first of its kind in the country, stands between Nganglam and Assam State of India. The border gate is scheduled to be complete within 30 months.

Challenge 60- Sixty

Race: Project Dantak in collaboration with Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) will be organising the 5th open mountain bike race on April 19 to commemorate its 54th Raising Day in Bhutan. Unlike in the past, this year the racers will be covering a total distance of 120 Kilometers, 20 kilometers more than previous years, hence the […]

For a bigger and safer airport

It was quite a spectacle for the thousands of people, who visited Paro over the weekend.  The Paro tshechu, the Royal flower exhibition and, to the surprise of many, all the seven aircraft operated by the two Bhutanese airlines were on the ground at the same time.

Carbon trade market has ‘essentially collapsed’

Bhutan may not earn its due from rural electrification, a registered CDM project Climate: All is not rosy about selling the country’s carbon credits that it generates from clean energy. Bhutan might have to wait until the new climate change agreement is signed in Paris this December, to trade its carbon credits.  According to international […]

Third body recovered at accident site

Kamji: Following a rigorous two days search, police officials, with the help of army and desuups, recovered the body of the third man who had died in the Kamji car accident on March 29. The team had recovered two bodies on April 5, and a search was still on for the third body.  The three […]

Mongar elects new gup

Bye-election:  After three months without a gup and two bye-elections, Mongar gewog finally has a gup. The gewog elected Rinzin 49, who contested against Tharpa Gyeltshen, 31, in the second bye-election held yesterday. Of the 790 voters including 13 postal ballots, Ketongri-Themnangbe chiwog’s candidate Rinzin secured 421 votes with seven postal ballots while Tharpa Gyeltshen, […]

Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition concludes

Exhibition: Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck officially closed the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which was held at the Ugyen Pelri Palace grounds from April 2 to 6. The exhibition saw almost 50,000 visitors in five days, with close to 22,000 visitors on  April 4 alone. Organised on the Royal Command of His Majesty the […]

Windstorm damages 792 homes

Dagana was the worst hit among the nine dzongkhags Disaster: The windstorm that swept across nine dzongkhags on the night of April 4 injured three people and affected 792 households, mostly in the southern belt, according to a preliminary report with the department of disaster management. All dzongkhags also reported damages to about 92 structures […]

Progress assessment complete, compensation yet to start

After the cabinet’s termination of contract work on sections of the Dalbari-Dagapela road  MoWHS: Engineers from the ministry of works and human settlement will complete the assessment of the terminated works of the Dalbari-Dagapela road and submit a report this week. The cabinet terminated contract works on two of the three packages, sections B and C, […]

Thimphu thromde to introduce online services

 G2C: In what should ease obtaining Thimphu thromde services, at least 10 of its services will become available online, shortly. The services deal with water supply, like acquiring a new connection, building construction, and sewage, among others. While the services were already developed there were not operationalised.

Singing Google Apps’s praises

Except for the exception that proves the rule, the software has benefitted all on board  E-Governance: Tenzin Yuden started her civil service career on a typewriter.  There was no such thing as the internet then. Today, the personal assistant to the information and communications minister is one of more than 4,000 civil servants who have […]

Picture story

The Ambassador of Denmark to Bhutan Freddy Svane called on Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay last week in Thimphu.                                                               

Digital or cultural challenge?

Google Apps is making the news in Bhutan today. The online office suite was employed to save government resource. Some 4,000 civil servants are taking advantage of it. How much have we saved so far, that is the question. And how? If our ministers and top officials can now keep track of their day’s schedule, […]