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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 […]

Bolstering communication machinery

Website: The National Assembly (NA) yesterday launched a bilingual website that will now allow the people to watch the Parliament sessions live on the site. Jigme Zangpo, the Speaker, said that it is important to have such a website for better public service delivery and to have strong government. The website has a platform where […]

Students display photography skills

Training: After attending a weeklong photography workshop, Jigme Wangmo, 15, studying in Jampeling higher secondary school in Trashigang, claims that she knows how to take good photographs. When the workshop began, Jigme Wangmo was handed a sophisticated Canon DSLR camera.  She didn’t know how to start it, let alone operate it. Today, she can take […]

Lauri’s long wait for electricity soon to be over

Power: With almost 90 percent of the work completed, Bhutan Power corporation (BPC) expects to electrify Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar’s most remote gewog, by mid this year. Divided in two packages, work on the much-awaited rural electrification  (RE) project began in 2012 and was supposed to complete by June 2013. But monsoon and its remote location hindered […]

Gewogs grapple with garbage

The lack of a management plan leaves Chumey overwhelmed by its litter  Waste: Every time the house’s waste disposal pit gets filled, Tshering Dolkar from Uruk village in Chumey, Bumthang sets the waste on fire against dzongkhag health office’s instruction to refrain from such practices. “Most villagers burn the garbage to get rid of it,” […]

February 15 – the latest launch date for Dagachu

A series of hiccups caused the project to overshoot its original target by more than two years DHP: The 126-megawatt (MW) Dagachu hydropower project will start operating commercially from February 15, according to officials. The project, which was supposed to have been completed in October last year, was delayed because of the failure of a […]