Entries by kuensel1

Putting an all but end to monopoly

Workshop: No monopoly will be created or allowed in the market, whether such a position is enjoyed by state-owned enterprise (SOE) or  private party. This is one of the objectives of the draft National Competition Policy 2014, which is being reviewed by the Gross National Happiness Commission.  The policy was presented among stakeholders at a […]

Murder most foul

It is not often that we hear of cold-blooded murders in the country.  But the once in a while a case is enough to give us the shivers. The now apparent murder of a young man at the Central Plaza shopping complex in Lungtenphu, earlier this week, came as a chilling reminder of safety, or […]

One body recovered; search on for the second

Accident: More than 40 people, comprising the Gyalpoizhing police, army and powerhouse staff, combed the banks of the Kurichu yesterday in search of the bodies of two men, after the car they were travelling in veered off road on January 12 night. A police source from Gyalpoizhing said the incident occurred when the men were […]

Zhiwa Ling listed as ‘unique lodge’

A label places it among a set of boutique hotels in exotic places worldwide  Nat Geo: The National Geographic society has chosen Zhiwa Ling hotel in Paro as one of the unique lodges in the world this year. Zhiwa Ling was listed among 24 properties across six continents.  The announcement was made on January 6. […]

No compensation yet received for vehicle damage at Chamarchi

Samtse: More than a month since Samtse dzongkhag authority wrote to the Jalpaiguri magistrate seeking compensation for the damages of nine vehicles belonging to Bhutanese individuals, the dzongkhag has not received any response from the magistrate. Samtse dzongkhag requested for compensation, following public outrage in the bordering town of Chamarchi on November 23, 2014 following […]

Badminton coaching camp draws 62 youth in Mongar

Sports: Sixty-two youth between 10-20 years are participating in a two-week long Badminton coaching camp at Mongar Lower Secondary School in Mongar. National Badminton Coach Sherab Gyeltshen said the main objective of organising this champ, which ends on January 18, is to train players from the eastern dzongkhags for the preparation of U-19 tournament which […]

More teams sign up for national league

Football: Paro United FC is the newest club to join the national league this season.  Seven teams will take part in the tournament this year – four from Thimphu and one each from Punakha, Paro, and Phuntsholing. FC Rigsum is one of the new clubs to enter the A-division level from B-division this year.  A […]

English II paper’s evaluation begins

Investigation ongoing to fix accountability for question paper leak BCSEA: Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) started evaluating the class XII English II answer sheets yesterday following the prime minister’s approval of its board’s decision. Some 40 English teachers were recalled to evaluate the paper at the College of Science and Technology (CST) […]

Housing allowance to be paid in full

The decision was prompted mainly by the plight of those availing institutional quarters HRA: The Cabinet last week approved the decision to pay full 20 percent house rent allowance to civil servants starting July 2015. Finance minister Namgay Dorji said the decision couldn’t be implemented sooner because it was not budgeted for this fiscal year. […]

PM calls on Indian President

Visit: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, on his first day in Delhi called on the President, Vice President and met the Indian Foreign secretary, Minister of External Affairs and the minister of Power yesterday. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee welcomed Lyonchhoen and said Lyonchhoen’s speech at the Vibrant Gujarat event has made a positive impact in India. […]

Murdered man at Central Plaza identified

The body of an earlier hit and run victim in Paro though is yet to be claimed  Crime: The man, who was found murdered at the Central Plaza building in Lungtenphu, Thimphu, was identified as Tshewang, 29, from Paga goenpa in Chapcha,  after relatives came to identify the body yesterday evening. According to police, the […]

BCSEA must regain public trust

Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) will not reconduct BHSEC-XII English II examination. That is one of the greatest shockers the nation got in recent memory as BCSEA issued a communiqué to the media houses yesterday. The board has decided to evaluate English II paper and award the marks accordingly. What to make […]