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Determining boss of geog

The debate is currently in table, who will hold the authority of decision at geog level – is it the gup or the geog administrative officer (GAO)? About 205 gups from around the country have converged in the capital to discuss and resolve the issue, determine the boss of the geog

Published on Apr 15 2009 // Main News

Change: that’s what PM says always

Change, change and change. That’s what has been the popular chestnut for Prim Minister Jigmi Y Thinley since he entered politics as appointed minister for foreign affairs in 1998.

Published on Apr 13 2009 // Main News

Tala handed over to DGPC

The existing biggest power project of the country Tala Hydropower Project, was officially handed over to Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC), a member company of the Druk Holding and Investment (DHI) on April 8

Published on Apr 13 2009 // Main News

Samtse-Phuentsholing highway on progress

The first of the major infrastructure development in southern Bhutan since 1990, the officials of the Department of Roads hope to complete the road Samtse-Phuentsholing highway and the Samtse-Dorokha road on time

Published on Apr 13 2009 // Main News

DPT also claims to be financially weak

Amidst news that opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may extinct due to financial crunch, the ruling party Druk Phuensum Tshokpa (DPT) said it is also struggling to survive financially

Published on Apr 13 2009 // Main News

Reporter’s Diary: One year in the USA

When I reached office of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), a wing of US CCB, one of the receiving agencies in Syracuse, NY, I was thrilled to see the hall full of people. I mean the resettled Bhutanese. There was a meeting to plan for establishing a community center. The Bhutanese community in Syracuse has […]

Published on Apr 13 2009 // Opinion

Single NOC for all purposes, to be issued from Thimphu

Months have passed the government created ministerial sub-committee to look into the matters of No Objection Certificate (NOC) and census categorization. No substance has so far appeared

Published on Apr 11 2009 // Main News

PM turns friendly to media, finally

In his first ‘meet the press’ while celebrating 100 days in power, Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley was fierce against media saying they only criticized the government

Published on Apr 11 2009 // Media Monitor

UNHCR Nepal chief assures continued assistance

Chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nepal Daisy Dell has assured that she would leave no stone unturned in assisting exiled Bhutanese living in Nepal

Published on Apr 10 2009 // Main News

Moon Area senior offers friendship, hoops to refugees

It’s the kind of lesson that would usually be taught in an elementary school gym class, if not before. “There’s two types of passes in basketball: chest pass and bounce pass,” said Suyesh Acharya, an 18-year-old senior at Moon Area High School, demonstrating both as he led a basketball clinic Sunday morning at Wallace Park […]

Published on Apr 09 2009 // News Analysis