Kuenzang Choden

A reserve must be maintained: DHI

The Druk Holding and Investment has suggested the Government to increase the revenue from DHI to the government in light of the decreasing revenue from the sale of electricity. DHI Chairman Om Pradhan in a press conference yesterday said there is a need to increase revenue from DHI to the …

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Who can replace the Tshogpon?

Following the surprise resignation put-up by National Assembly (NA) Speaker Jigme Tshultim, clearly announcing withdrawal from his current post as well as from his party, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) was left with a big void to fill in the Radhi-Sakten constituency. It’s a big shoe to fill and the …

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More guards needed to protect forests

In the wake of old problems persisting and new and improvised ones popping-up, compact and efficient, the government’s mantra for the civil service may not really be the way to go in the case of forest officials and park rangers whose numbers remain inadequate. Most of the foresters and Park …

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Wild elephant tramples a man to death in Samtse

A 68-year-old man from Peljorling village under Tashicholing gewog in Samtse died on the spot after a male elephant tusker trampled him near his house yesterday. The medical report cited that the cause of death was spinal injury as the spinal cord of the deceased was broken. The incident took …

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Bumthang cold water trout project a success

Kuenzang Choden / Thimphu The second phase of fish stocking and monitoring program in Gomthang stream in Bumthang, undertaken by the Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP), in collaboration with the National Cold Water Fishery Centre (NCWFC) in Haa has concluded. In a news release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests …

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Right professionals in wrong positions?

The transfer of three Directors in the agriculture ministry leads to questions over the efficacy of RCSC’s transfer rules The recent transfer of three directors in the agriculture ministry to different departments that do not match their expertise has led to some debate on the Royal Civil Service Commission’s transfer …

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