Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) review of the Bhutan Schedule of Rates (BSR) and its application by government agencies revealed poor assessment of item rates of any construction works in absence of standard data management and data dissemination.
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Trongsa dzongkhag court has asked the 10 staff of the College of Language and Cultural Studies in Taktse, who were compulsorily retired after sexual harassment case surfaced in May last year and has filed case against the college and Royal University of Bhutan to settle the case out of court.
Bhutan’s highlanders, the custodians of northern borders, are increasingly leaving their homes and migrating to the plains for good. And that matters. Balanced development is still a major challenge for Bhutan. The tourism sector is only now looking at taking the benefits from international visitors to places outside Thimphu, Paro, Wangdue, and Punakha. It will […]
Renal diseases have become a major cause of morbidity and mortality among hospitalised children in the country.
About 28 children with renal diseases admitted to the national referral hospital in Thimphu in 2018 succumbed to the disease, according to a study conducted by a pediatric resident of the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Post Graduate Medicine.
Three years after the withdrawal of Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) subsidy, Druk Plaster and Chemical Limited (DPCL) that manufactures Plaster of Paris from gypsum finally shuts down.
The company issued a notification on its voluntary shutting down on January 13 this year.
From the nearest road point at Laishum, residents of Larjab village have to walk four hours to get to their village.
Transport United FC (TUFC) has cruised through to the semi-finals of the All India Chief Ministers’ Gold Cup International Tournament 2020 without a loss.
His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the third session of the third Parliament at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday.
At a time when Bhutanese are debating whether overseas employment could have been exploited by some individuals and agents to traffic young Bhutanese women to the Middle Eastern countries, the national council (NC) is set to deliberate on legislation and strategies to address human trafficking.
The chairperson of social and culture affair committee of NC, Kesang Chuki Dorjee, said that the issue was of great concern to the nation.
Trongsa court cancelled the bail of the author of the book ‘Turning point’ and former lecturer of Taktse college yesterday.
Trongsa police on January 13 submitted to the court that the content of the book, released recently, was related to the police investigation and sexual harassment case that the author was involved in. Its publication and distribution was sub judice.
The defendant was on conditional bail since July 2019.
A former accountant of Samdrupcholing drungkhag misused and embezzled more than Nu 8.4 million (M) government funds through fraudulent and deceptive practice.
The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) pointed this out in its financial audit report for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
The accounts assistant, according to RAA, misappropriated more than Nu 5M by forging and tampering documents and records, double, excess and inadmissible booking of pay and allowances, misuse of fund transfer, leave encashment, leave and travel concessions, irregular booking and adjustment of advances and inflating contractors’ claims in 2016-2017 and Nu 3.3M in 2017-2018 financial years.
Visibly, Bhutan’s economy is state-dominated. The private sector is hyped as engine of growth. Reality is, however, different. That the small retailers, startups and vendors cannot navigate the economic course, we must understand. The economy needs big players, investments, innovations and technologies to coach a tectonic shift. Limiting their potential and foiling their enthusiasm could cost […]
About half the women examined for cervical cancer in Soe and Lingzhi gewogs of Thimphu in October, last year showed abnormal Pap smear results. A total of 12 women availed the test.
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