Bhutan’s Development Journey – The Way Forward

The 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM), a public discourse forum for international development partners, government, policymakers, and civil society organizations, successfully concluded this week. Some 50 multilateral and bilateral agencies congregated in the capital to delve deeper into Bhutan’s development process, reflect on the successes and challenges, and craft the way forward. The meeting of […]

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Former Finance Minister involved in alleged encroachment of government land

The case pertains to a 10-decimal government land that the former finance minister allegedly converted into private ownership in 2001 Former Finance Minister Namgay Dorji is allegedly caught in a land grab case, with an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation confirming that he had converted a 10-decimal government land in Taba, Thimphu into his personal ownership. […]

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CST will take in 60 students for two new courses this year

The College of Science and Technology (CST) at Rinchending in Phuentsholing will be launching two new programs from the academic year 2019-20. The new four-year programs are the Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Geology (EG) and Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE). In Engineering Geology, students will be provided knowledge and skills […]

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Construction sites need monitoring for safety standards

So far, the regional labor office in Phuentsholing has received nine cases of injuries at workplaces around Phuentsholing since 2017 Safety at construction sites and workplaces has become a concern with workers at most of the sites rarely using safety equipment like boots, helmets, gloves and etc.  The issue has emerged after the recent case […]

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Development partners assure support to Bhutan

The ability to get the plans and policies clear to the country’s development partners and get their assurance of support was the biggest achievement of the 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM), according to Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering. During the Friday Meet yesterday, Lyonchhen explained that the RTM is not intended to get extra dollars […]

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‘Our vision is to make Bhutan the safest to live and work in South Asia’

His Majesty The King promoted Colonel Chimi Dorji, the Chief of Police, to the rank of Brigadier at a ceremony in Tashichhodzong on February 18. Brigadier Chimi Dorji was commissioned into the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in 1985. He was then appointed as the Chief of Police in 2016 and he is also a recipient […]

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Anonymous complaint filed against GAB to ACC

GAB calls allegations baseless An anonymous complaint has been lodged with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan (ACC) against the Guide Association of Bhutan (GAB), requesting the ACC to investigate and intervene for better accountability and transparency of the association to the members and guides. ACC confirmed that it did receive a complaint letter against GAB […]

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T5 Series I: Culture & Tradition – Knowing What To Preserve And What To Borrow – Yeshey Dorji

The Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2017 records that 89.8% of the tourists came to Bhutan on a cultural trip. This means that our culture and tradition find appeal among the tourists. This is perhaps why some Bhutanese are quick to claim that we are unique, although my own view is that we are as unique as […]

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