English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

Three Dzongkhags choose three candidates each for NC

Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag has three candidates contesting for the upcoming National Council elections. The Zomdu for the 15 gewogs completed on Monday. Sonam Yangchen from Nyisho Gewog, Chador Namgay from Thedtsho Gewog and Tashi Dorji from Rubesa Gewog were nominated to be the contenders in the upcoming elections.

Internet not only affected in Bhutan

Internet services across the country have been down for a couple of days after a major submarine fibre optic cable was cut at Alexandria in Egypt. Though temporary, the internet service provider Druknet has made arrangements to re-route traffic.

Crying need to restore age-old monument of Tsirangtoe

Shrouded in mystery, but considered the only historical and cultural site in Tsirang district, an age-old fortress in Tsirangtoe, is in a dire need for a restoration. Decaying walls covered in moss, ferns and trees fighting for space on the ruins are what little remains of the monument.

Is Thimphu overcrowded?

Bhutan’s current population is estimated to be over 7,00,000. Of that, over 1,00,000 people live in Thimphu. And if that is any indication, Thimphu is highly populated at least compared to the rest of the country.

Internal migration of the work force increasing

Employment, transfer and moving with family are some of the major reasons for migration, according to the Labour Force Survey 2012. The survey shows internal migration of the work force has also been increasing in the recent years.

Bidung, the hardest hit gewog by rural-urban migration

The UN Human Development Report 2009 cites rural urban migration in Bhutan as one of the highest in the South Asia region. Rural-urban migration is often attributed to unbalanced regional development.

The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry met with officials from ministries and agencies to discuss issues related to Private sector development in the country.  The highlight of the meet was the e-Portal called G2B.

The Rotary Club of Thimphu opened its office yesterday, almost a year after its launch. The Thimphu Rotary Club is affiliated to the Rotary International, which is a service organization working to benefiting the community at large.

Over 50 Dzongkha focal persons from 20 dzongkhags, ministries and arm forces are attending six day workshop on curriculum development for training civil servants in Bumthang. The training began from Monday.

Regionally Balanced Development on Track?

Where does Bhutan’s goal of regionally balanced development stand? Is it on track? Is enough being done to advance the goal?

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