Programming competition to be held annually among colleges

Inter-Collegiate programming competition will now be an annual event among undergraduates of various colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan. With the success of the first Inter-collegiate programming competition in College of Science and Technology recently, the college faculty are saying that the competition will be an annual event. The college has been organizing the […]

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BBS awaits switchover to digital network

As the nation goes from analog to digital in television (TV) system, Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBSC) still operates two analogue TV networks for television services. The Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority (BICMA) extended time for switchover from analog to digital Television for Thimphu Thromde until May 31 and it will be carried out phase-wise […]

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Essilor delivers first 10,000 pairs of glasses

Bhutan-Essilor partnership to reduce poor vision in the country was launched last Tuesday with Her Majesty Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck presenting eyeglasses to Bhutanese citizens in Thimphu. Through Her Majesty’s effort, Essilor International had pledged to donate 400,000 pairs of eyeglasses that will benefit the Bhutanese population. The donation of eyeglasses consists of glasses for […]

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Two units of toilet opened for commuters and vendors at Wangsisina

The Highway Restroom comprising two units of toilet at Wangsisina in Thimphu was inaugurated and handed over to the five vegetable vendors operating in the area on Thursday. The five vegetable vendors will take turns to run the facility here on. The two units of toilet at Wangsisina is one among the many programs the […]

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More power to LGs calls for addressing HR capacity of LGS

Most LGs don’t have an accountant and engineer as required by the LG Act The Local Governments (LGs) have been empowered. In the 12th Plan, 50% of the total budget is allocated to the LGs, thus providing them greater financial autonomy and powers. This is expected to promote ownership and quality delivery of local plan […]

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Boulder exporters form collusion to evade payments

River boulder exporters to Bangladesh have formed a syndicate of corruption across the border, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). ACC has discovered that there is an elaborate and systematic bribery and kickback schemes, referred to as MVI (Motor Vehicle Inspector) payments that Bhutanese exporters and transporters pay at various checkpoints across the Indian border […]

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Lemongrass oil business dying in Bartsham

Lemongrass oil business was once a thriving business in the eastern part of the country. However, as the yield dwindled and labor costs shot up, farmers in Bartsham, Trashigang involved in lemongrass oil extraction, decided to discontinue with the trade resulting in the disappearance of the decades-old practice. Today many households in Bartsham gewog in […]

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