Two football academies to start next year

The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) will start two full-fledged football academies from next year – one for boys in Changjiji and the other for girls in Gelephu. The BFF has already started working on infrastructure development at both academies. Both academies are expected to start in the next academic year. Both the football academies will […]

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Toxicology laboratory finally begins operation

Despite the plan to establish a the toxicology laboratory for the last 10 years, the laboratory finally sees the light of day from January this year In what comes as a relief to ascertain from natural death to drug overdose, the much-awaited forensic toxicology laboratory has finally become functional at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National […]

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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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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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80 EV taxis to be rolled out by year end

The switch to electric vehicles, it is anticipated, would enable the country to cut down fuel import and save millions in fuel costs Since the beginning of the project this year, around 40 taxi drivers in Thimphu have registered with the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) to replace their fossil-fueled taxis with electric vehicles. […]

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Govt.’s assessment of its 120-day achievements overrated and hyped: Opposition

The Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), has said the government’s own assessment of its 120-day achievements is overrated and hyped up. In a press release issued yesterday, DPT stated that on the ground, the government’s delivery did not match their assessment and did not meet the expectations of the public at large. “Only one […]

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Nurses, technicians disgruntled as JDWNRH freezes EOL

The committee decided to freeze EOL because of the acute shortage of staffs in the hospital The recent circular from the HR Management and Development Division of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) dated 28th February on freezing of Extraordinary Leave (EOL) for technicians and nurses has not gone down well with these […]

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BCCI beset by a gamut of challenges

Financial instability is one among them as the Chamber’s revenue is not enough to meet BCCI’s recurring expenditure Inadequate cooperation from the government, the private sector and lack of financial sustainability pose critical challenges to the effective functioning of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). The Secretary General of BCCI, Sangay Dorji, said the […]

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Govt. to develop tourism policy to address rampant undercutting

TCB Director claimed that just about 20% of tour operators would be engaged in underselling tour packages below the premium set by the government The government plans to develop a new tourism policy to address multiple issues confronting the tourism industry including rampant practice of undercutting in the tourism industry.  Talking to the media at […]

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