Policy: Juxtaposing the government’s drive to promote rural economy, should the draft domestic electricity policy materialize, it would impede the growth of cottage, small and medium industries in rural areas.
Electricity: If the draft domestic electricity tariff is any indication of benefiting the domestic consumers, then rural domestic households are likely to enjoy additional subsidy on their free electricity.
BHTF: The annual health walk in Thimphu yesterday collected about Nu 11.6 million (M) from Bhutanese and foreign donors towards the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF), which supports in financing the supply of essential drugs and vaccines in the country.
Aviation: In what is being deemed a major achievement for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the office of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme – South Asia (COSCAP-SA), responsible for improving the safety oversight capability of member states, among others, will be based in Bhutan from next year.
Football: The Bhutan Football Federation (BBF) had sacked head coach Norio Tsukitate after falling out with team manager Hishey Tshering during the match against Maldives yesterday.
MC: The Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk yesterday directed the High Court to start processing Marriage Certificates (MC) for Bhutanese married to foreigners starting November 4 this year.
Conservation: Bhutan for Life initiative, a fund that would guarantee long-term protection of Bhutan’s parks and biological corridors (BCs), is steadily nearing its realisation.
Conclave: More than five business proposals and funding were pitched one after another as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urged delegates to come up with concrete outcomes from the two hours Business Conclave yesterday in Thimphu.
Conservation: There is an urgent need to promote the status of the eight biological corridors (BC) to that of protected areas, if the protected area system in country is to thrive, a forestry and park services study stated.
Transport: Almost two months after they executed a legal agreement, four electric car drivers have returned their cars to the vehicle dealer, Thunder Motors while one has filed a case at the Thimphu district court.
Resources: Bhutan may boast of having more than half the country under forest cover but conserving it is an uphill task, say foresters.
Trade: Commercial industries in Phuentsholing and Samdrupkongkhar will not be entitled to the current 50 percent subsidy on kerosene starting January 2016.
Aviation: While many sympathised with the ailing passenger who was de-boarded by Drukair on September 25, those in the aviation industry maintain that the captain’s decision was correct.