Works to connect Phuentsholing-Samtse highway begin

Works on connecting Phuentsholing-Samtse highway began last month. The work is awarded to Chimi RD Constructions Private Limited and Shivam, an Indian contractor under Joint venture project in May.  Currently, the unpaved road along Amochhu river bank is used by the travellers. The contractor is mobilizing resources and constructing the camps. They will start works […]

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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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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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RuPay card to be launched during Indian Prime Minister’s visit

RuPay card will be formally launched during the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country this month. RuPay is India’s card scheme created by the National Payments Corporation of India. It was conceived to fulfill Reserve Bank of India’s vision to offer a domestic, open-loop, multilateral system which allows all Indian […]

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Thimphu’s air quality defies WHO permissible limit

The annual average level of PM 10 (particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5-10 micrometers) has been increasing and its levels have consistently been higher than the standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO’s standards is 20 microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3), however, Thimphu recorded higher than 30 µg/m3 since 2009 and recorded […]

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Beware Bhutanese drivers: Indian government revises penalties on traffic violation

From this month, people driving along the Indian roads and highways should be more cautious as the India’s Rajya Sabha passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill contains provisions that will make traffic violations along the roads more costly following the revision in the penalties for violating traffic rules that was put forward […]

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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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