English | Dzongkha Monday, December 18, 2017

Tour operators should insure us, say tour guides

During a meeting of the tourist guides in Thimphu, today, many said the tour operators should provide them with life insurance. They say their profession is challenging, from accompanying tourists to treks to being responsible for their safety.

PM meets JICA President

The Prime Minister met Japan International Cooperation Agency’s President, Shinichi Kitaoka and delegation at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, this morning.

Bhutan to play Maldives in SAFF Cup

Bhutan will play against the Maldives in the 11th South Asian Football Federation Suzuki Cup, in Indian state of Kerala, tomorrow. The championship kicked off today with Nepal playing against Sri Lanka.

Favouritism sways civil servants’ training opportunities and transfers, research says

The existence of favouritism in the civil service had a huge influence in nomination and selection for short-term ex-country training, and transfer procedures, a research by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), says. Over 40 percent from over 1,300 civil servants agree that favouritism exists in these two human resource management processes.

Public critique Changjiji’s model bus stop

Many say the recently-inaugurated model bus stop at Changjiji in Thimphu is neither user-friendly nor aesthetically Bhutanese in design. The-48 seat model bus stop was inaugurated, last week.

RMA to open a new Rupee exchange counter

The country’s central bank, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) is considering opening up a new Rupee exchange counter to add to the existing facility being provided by the banks. The new governor of the central bank, Dasho Penjore who took office recently said, the idea was to make rupee more available for people. The central bank is also considering increasing the limit of rupee withdrawals.

Treacherous footpath to Duenmang Tshachu could prove fatal

The narrow footpath, leading to Duenmang Tshachu in Zhemgang, is treacherous, especially at this time of year, with many elderly visiting the hot spring for a dip. The path, carved over a steep cliff, is fairly new. Recent monsoon had washed away the path and a new one was made using explosives.

More than 2,000 biogas plants constructed

A celebration to mark the completion of more than 2,000 biogas plants construction in the country was held in Gelegphu, yesterday. Starting 2011, 2,172 have been constructed in 13 dzongkhags in the country.

UNDAF allocates US$ 19M

Under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework, the UN has allocated approximately US$ 19M for the implementation of the government’s planned activities for 2016. Last year, the United Nations had given over US$ 14M to the government.

Two-storied traditional house razed

A two-storied traditional house razed to ground at Lusbee village in Bumthang, last midnight. Police and fire brigade rushed to the location and could contain the fire at 3 AM.

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