Residents underrepresented in Thromde elections

Despite the majority of residents living in the four Thromdes in the country, only a handful of voters elected their Thrompon (mayor) in the past two local government elections. Thimphu Thromde has an estimated population of 115,000 but only 1,335 people elected the Thrompon. While Phuentsholing Thromde has nearly 28,000 residents, only 182 people elected […]

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Local govts. want additional human resources for GC road takeover

As per the Cabinet directive in May this year, the Department of Roads (DoR) was asked to hand over the 205 GC roads to LG and DoR is working on the modalities Most Gups across the country are positive that local government (LG) would be able to handle the construction, maintenance, and operation of gewog […]

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Indian PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 5 important projects in Bhutan

The Indian PM is also expected to exchange 9 MoUs during his two-day State Visit to Bhutan Apart from inaugurating and launching five important projects, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is expected to exchange nine Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) during his two-day State Visit to Bhutan from August 17-18 at the invitation of […]

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Engineers face serious dearth of jobs

As increasing number of engineering students graduate, they face a limited job market and scope for their skills. Limited number of engineers recruited in civil service and retention of old employees by the private construction companies due to stagnancy in the latter accounts for lack of employment of the graduates. Two hundred and nine engineers […]

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3,600 graduates to vie for 683 slots in the civil service

The room is packed. Students from different colleges are engrossed in answering the test paper and are poring over the guidelines in front of them. They are solving preliminary examination (PE) questions. It is not the actual test, but a preparation. The examination is on August 4. With the PE nearing, university graduates are busy […]

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Only five contract employees remain in REC

The Royal Education Council (REC) has retained only five regular contract employees in the professional category of the 12 recruited initially including other administrative staffs. According to the REC, six employees resigned before their contract term expired and one did not renew the term that expired on June 30 this year. The 26 employees of […]

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15 e-commerce licenses issued in the capital

With the rapid growth of internet connectivity, online business has become rampant over the years. E-commerce refers to transactions of goods or services through the internet, mobile devices or other information networks. In Thimphu, there are 15 licenses for e-commerce businesses so far. However, there are no applicants for e-commerce business from other regions so […]

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School feeding program to roll out in one school in each Dzongkhag by this year

The initiation of school feeding program (SFP) would start in one school from each Dzongkhag by this year. Plans are on to supply perishable agriculture products to all schools in the country by 2021.  Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjor said the SFP is the mandate of the government and government should also consider the nutritional content […]

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