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Archive for January, 2009

PM shares dream with his voters

Thimphu, January 31: The Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley, during his first visit to his constituency after the elections, was asked to address the problems of the local people.  In Shumar geog on Thursday he asked the local people to forget the past wounds and be united for the development of the country, besides thanking them […]

Published on Jan 31 2009 // Main News

Japan hands over power tillers

Thimphu, January 31: The government of Japan has provided 141 power tillers to Bhutan amidst a function in capital on Thursday to improve the agriculture sector of the country.  With this, the total support from Japan for agricultural development has crossed over Nu 1.5 billion.  Speaking during the handing-taking ceremony, Agriculture Minister Pema Gyamtsho the […]

Published on Jan 31 2009 // Main News

Fuel prices down

Thimphu, January 31: Reacting very late to the decreasing prices of the crude oil, government has announced reduction in prices of petroleum products, following price review in India. Price of petrol has been reduced by Nu 4.46 (now Nu 38.53) and of Diesel by Nu 1.89 (now Nu 30.97) a liter in western region and […]

Published on Jan 31 2009 // Main News

Jigme Phuntsho tops BHSEC exams

Thimphu, January 31: The results of class XII for Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) conducted by Bhutan Board of Examination (BBE) have been declared on Thursday. Jigme Phuntsho topped the board exam.  Phuntsho, a commerce student from Jakar Higher Secondary School scored 89.25 percent followed by Sweta Giri, a science student from Yanchenphug Higher […]

Published on Jan 31 2009 // Main News

RCSC begins taking new graduates

Thimphu, January 31: Royal Civil Service Commission has started taking new graduates for government jobs. This first groups declared for placements were for technical, general and Dzongkha divisions.  Those who obtained more than 50 percent in Civil Service Common Examination (CSCE) were declared to join government job. The commission has encouraged the new recruits to […]

Published on Jan 31 2009 // Main News

Security officials promoted

Thimphu, January 31: King has promoted 20 officials of the various security forces to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Thursday. Of them, 15 are of Royal Bhutan Army, three of Royal Body Guard and two of Royal Bhutan Police.  They received their promotion and Tashi Khadar from the Chief Operations Officer Major General Batoo […]

Published on Jan 31 2009 // Main News

First death of resettled Bhutanese

South Dakota, January 30: Bishnu Maya Adhikari, 45, suffering from illness related to neurosis, expired on January 22. Adhikari’s family was resettled in Denver, Colorado from Timai camp on August 5, 2008. He had a illness of being faint frequently since for a long time. According to the family she became faint and was rushed […]

Published on Jan 31 2009 // Main News

Bhutanese refugees have a strong sense of community

The Catholic Charities, Phoenix is a part of the Catholic Refugee Resettlement Network, coordinated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is one of the nine national agencies resettling refugees, and has over 100 affiliates in throughout the US. Joanne Morales, who is the Director of Refugee Programs at the Catholic Charities, says […]

Published on Jan 30 2009 // Interview

TCC increases service charge on water, sewerage (City)

Thimphu, January 30: Amidst skepticism of increase in house rent due to increase in salary of the government employees, government had asked the hose owners not to do so in fear that it would affect economy and increase inflation.  However, within weeks of the government appeal, the Thimphu city corporation has increased the service charges […]

Published on Jan 30 2009 // Main News

Ratan to do advocacy from Australia (Resettlement)

Kathmandu, January 30: Ratan Gazmere, who is a noted personality among the Bhutanese community through Appeal Movement Coordinating Council , is scheduled to fly to Adelaide, Australia on February 2. In an exclusive interview with the Nepalitimes, he has regretted for spending his useful 17 years in Nepal.  "I spent 17 out of my 51 […]

Published on Jan 30 2009 // Main News