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Archive for September, 2008

Taxi drivers oriented on security measures (City)

Thimphu, September 30: Royal Bhutan Police organized an orientation class to taxi drivers of the capital town in Thimphu on Monday as part of improving services and tightening security situation. Chief of the police and officials of the taxi drivers association gave them orientation on security of the passengers and tackling any undesired incidents. The […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

South-South cooperation with Costa Rica (Nation)

Thimphu, September 30: Meeting between Bhutan and Costa Rica is scheduled to begin later today in Paro to strengthen south-south cooperation, for which the government of Netherlands has sponsored. The officials of the two countries will discuss bilateral relations and possible economic ties among the members in southern hemisphere. Such meetings are organized every six […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

Pemagatshel market shift raises concern (Economy)

Thimphu, September 30: District Administration in Pemagatshel has begun studies on feasibility of shifting the current town to a new location, hoping that this will economically help the Kathokpas. If works go as planned, the current town will be shifted to a new location, 12 km away from today’s setting. According to district administration officials, […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

Parties revive membership drive, few turn-up

Phuentsholing, September 29:  Four months in the government, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa has revived its drive for renewal of party membership, but it turned out to be failing move since less than 150 have become members of the party in two-month’s time. Against its last year’s claimed figure of 12,000 members, only 53 have renewed […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

PDP’s financial status to worsen further

Thimphu, September 29: People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the opposition feared to get dissolved due to bankruptcy, is likely to get further financial hurdles as Bank of Bhutan failed to auction the land owned by its president. Sangey Ngedup had mortgaged his 67 decimal land in Changdedaphu, Thimphu for Nu 20 million during the party’s election […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

Girls discriminated in education

Thimphu, September 29: A new study of the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) mentions the prevailing dissemination against women in university level education. Less than 33 percent of students in educational institutes under Royal Bhutan University (RUB) are girls while only 18 percent girls get scholarships to study abroad. In contrast, most girls study outside the […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

Queen gets NBCC award

Thimphu, September 29: Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck received Excellence in Mental Awareness award from National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates (NBCC), a counseling organization in the USA, in recognition of her contribution to mental health care in Bhutan. A statement issued by the organization says that the award was presented in acknowledgement of […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

BTL tries to pacify disgruntled employees

Thimphu, September 29: In an effort to pacify the disgruntled employees, board of directors of the Bhutan Telecom Limited held discussion with the 26 employees on September 25 and urged them not to bring the story out of company. While addressing the meeting of directors and disgruntled employees, chairperson of the telecom Dr Sonam Tenzin […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

Military training to students

Thimphu, September 29: Royal Bhutan Police has intensified the militancy sensitization of the youths in the country as per its announced policy to avoid them engaged in activities against the government activities.  The police in a recent training camps indoctrinated on consequences they could face if they involved in conflict, raising voices against laws. The […]

Published on Sep 29 2008 // Main News

WB assures security to Bhutanese students

Kalimpong, September 27: Government of West Bengal state in India has assured to provide security to the Bhutanese students in case of disturbances in the states. During the 18th Border Coordination meeting that ended Friday in Kalimpong, the Bhutanese delegation raised the recent incident in Darjeeling where Bhutanese students suffered due to members of Gorkha […]

Published on Sep 27 2008 // Main News