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MoEA cancels 10 education consultancy licences.

Economic affairs ministry cancelled licences of 10 Education Consultancy and Placement Firms on the grounds of non-compliance with the guidelines for ECPF and for being non-operational.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Ugyen Academy FC slips to third in National league.

Ugyen Academy FC suffered their first defeat of the championship against the home team Thimphu FC at the Changlimithang Stadium yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Samdrupcholing-Dewathang road to be blacktopped after monsoon.

Motorists plying along the 67kms Samdrupcholing-Dewathang highway are worried about the worsening road condition every day.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Haa police forwards Rangtse BDBL case to OAG.

The case involving a Bhutan Development Bank Limited branch in-charge of Rangtse, Haa, who allegedly robbed more than Nu 4.6 million from the branch's safe on the night of June 4, will be forwarded to the Office of Attorney General today.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Man sentenced to 16 years for stabbing mother.

Dorokha drungkhag court on July 21 sentenced a 24-year- old man to 16 years imprison for murdering his mother this year.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Residents allege monastic structures were constructed without approval.

Three years after the Department of Culture issued a circular in 2014 stating that it would not issue any permits to construct new monastic structures, it was found that there was a lhakhang, a guest house, a drasha drupkhangs and tsamkhangs constructed in Laiju, Silambi in 2015 and 2016.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

CSOs familiarise themselves with SDGs.

A workshop was organised in Thimphu Monday to strengthen Sustainable Development Goals advocacy capacity of Civil Society Organisations at national and sub-national level.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Herb collectors of Naro get drying house.

Collection of medicinal herbs begins next week in the mountains of Naro gewog, Thimphu that lies above 3000 meters above sea level.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

SAARC to improve regional tourism.

The lack of connectivity and information sharing among the countries of South Asia, which hinders the development of tourism sector in the region, will be addressed by encouraging regional tourism among the countries.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Trashigang grapples with high fallowing of land.

Fallowing of land has become a major concern in Trashigang. According to recent records from the dzongkhag agriculture office, of the total 21,529.6 acres of dry land in the dzongkhag, about 7,015.78 acres have been left fallow. About 483.34 acres of 4,104 acres wetland remain uncultivated.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Fears grow as China, India remain locked in bitter dispute over Doklam Plateau.

THE month-long standoff between China and India in a disputed border region near a three-way junction between Bhutan, Tibet and Sikkim shows no signs of de-escalating anytime soon. The post Fears grow as China, India remain locked in bitter dispute over Doklam Plateau appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Chinese media exposes Sino-Pak nexus on Kashmir

, July 26 : Chinese media has exposed the Sino-Pak nexus as it warned New Delhi that it can enter Kashmir on Pakistan's invitation.India has always been saying that Pakistan is fomenting trouble in Jammu and Kashmir under the Chinese patronisation.Continuing their tirade against India, the state owned Chinese media has ...

- Sify - IN

Open to talks but won't quit Doklam, India says

India will remain “firm and resolute” on the ground or at the military level to thwart any attempt by China to “bully” Bhutan, while being “reasonable” at the politico-diplomatic level to resolve the ongoing troop stand-off with the PLA in Doklam, say sources.

- Times Of India - IN

'India firm on Doklam, but open to diplomacy'

India will remain “firm and resolute” on the ground or at the military level to thwart any attempt by China to “bully” Bhutan, while being “reasonable” at the politico-diplomatic level to resolve the ongoing troop stand-off with the PLA in Doklam, say sources.

- Times Of India - IN

‘Open to talks but won’t quit Doklam’

India will remain “firm and resolute” on the ground or at the military level to thwart any attempt by China to “bully” Bhutan, while being “reasonable” at the politico-diplomatic level to resolve the ongoing troop stand-off with the PLA in Doklam, say sources.

- Times Of India - IN

Making Table Tennis popular in Bhutan

Bhutan Table Tennis Federation conducted week-long TTIF level I coaching course for 18 sports instructors, teachers and trainees.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Sarpang Strikers win women's T20 club championship

Sarpang Strikers overwhelmed Dechencholing Nazhoen at the Women's T20 club championship final at the Pelkhil oval yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Township building begins in Tshangchuthang

A township development area has been identified for the people of Tshangchuthang in Samdrupjongkhar.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Damphu CS principal deny allegations against him

The principal of Damphu Central School has denied all allegations made against him by the school cook, Harka Bahadur Subba, who went missing for almost nine days in Bangkok in January this year.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Fire guts Thangrong gup's house

The Gyaltshab's office in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar has provided a semso of Nu 30,000 to Thangrong's gup after a fire gutted his house on July 23 afternoon.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Wetland managers discuss conservation issues

Infrastructure development, colonisation by invasive species, overgrazing, pollution, and lack of proper boundary demarcation are among the challenges facing the conservation of wetlands in Bhutan.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

The spectacle called drayangs

The concept of drayangs tends to conjure varying notions. To some, the mere existence of drayangs threatens our culture and tradition while others argue that drayangs play a role in the promotion and preservation of these values. Somehow, in this conversation that dwells from cultural to moral policing to image crisis, we ...

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Trongsa-Gelephu highway closed to traffic

With about 50ms of road's formation width completely washed away by landslide near Bubja in Trongsa, the Trongsa-Gelephu highway is closed to traffic since the midnight of July 23.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Value chain in Agro-industries need to advance

Acquiring local farm produce does not make economic sense for the agro-industries unless a technological transformation occurs throughout the value chain.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

A lone school in an isolated community

Since its establishment eight years ago, Naro gewog's lone school, Barshong Community School, has been facing shortage of students. The school has one of the highest teacher-student ratios in the country with two teachers teaching its seven students today.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

India should 'conscientiously withdraw': China

The standoff has happened in the southernmost part of Tibet in an area also claimed by Bhutan after the Chinese army tried to build a road in the disputed area. India has said the "unilateral" Chinese action to change the status quo near the Bhutan trijunction poses a challenge to India's security.

- Times Of India - IN

India should `conscientiously withdraw` to end Doklam standoff: China

India has said the "unilateral" Chinese action to change the status quo near the Bhutan trijunction poses a challenge to India's security.

- Zee News - IN

China blames India for border standoff and calls on it to withdraw its troops

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has blamed India for sparking a border standoff in the Himalayas by deploying its troops in Chinese territory and called on them to withdraw. Wang is the most senior Chinese government official to comment on the tensions on the border near Bhutan as the stand-off enters its second ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

`Shed illusions, Ajit Doval`s Beijing visit not an opportunity to settle India-China border stand-off`

Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Doklam while China claims it as part of its Donglang region.

- Zee News - IN

India and China face off in border standoff as fears of all-out military conflict grow

It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Why is China so keen to alienate half a billion young Indians with no memories of the war?

China is repeating the mistake it made in 1962, only this time it will have even worse consequences for both itself and India. The aggressive rhetoric emanating from Beijing on the standoff at the India-China-Bhutan trijunction risks setting back bilateral relations between the two countries by decades. This is in neither ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Doklam has always been under China's jurisdiction: Minister

Beijing, July 24 A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that there has been no territorial dispute in the Doklam area. "It is right to say that territorial disputes should be resolved peacefully, but I must point out that such a saying is not applied to the situation in Doklam because there has been no ...

- Yahoo! News - US

China threatens India over Himalayas border dispute

PLA to defend territory 'at all costs' in spat over area also claimed by Bhutan

- Financial Times - US

Nursing teak saplings is a business in S/Jongkhar

If you are travelling along the Samdrupjongkhar-Dewathang highway, you will see a group of women uprooting seedlings everyday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

E.Coli in our rivers should shake us to action

Water quality tests along the Wanhchhu and Pachhu have found traces of E.Coli, a bacterium that lives in the digestive tracts of humans and animals. Although many of the types are considered generally harmless, some strains can cause bloody diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, severe anaemia, or kidney failure that can lead ...

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

GST to reduce excise duty refund

While the delay in commissioning of the hydropower projects is projected to distress the domestic revenue, the introduction of goods and services tax in India could have a direct implication on the country's revenue from excise duty refund.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Phuentsholing City FC scores its first goal of the league

Although it lost the match, Phuentsholing City FC scored its first goal of the championship yesterday in the ongoing National league against Transport United at the Changlingmithang stadium.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Volunteers repaint 130 choetens in three months

It started with a teacher and her friend whitewashing a choeten in Lungtenzampa.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Implementation of tobacco control policies in WHO SEARO member countries to be evaluated

Comprehensive systems to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies should be implemented region-wide.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Working in drayangs should be treated like any other form of employment: RENEW

Although drayangs are vulnerable to social mistreatments, sexual abuse and harassment, it has provided opportunity to many girls and women wanting to live an independent life, a two-day training workshop for drayangs employees and owners found.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

SAARC CCI to discuss youth and tourism issues

Challenges related to young entrepreneurs, tourism and connectivity in the region among others, will be addressed in the 70th executive committee meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Corporation Chamber of Commerce and Industry .

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

GST could boost business for Phuentsholing

Although the government claims that it is yet to understand the impact of India's shift to the Goods and Services Tax regime on Bhutan, the move is expected to impact Phuentsholing differently.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Seven years on, GC road yet to be completed in Naro

The first question that the people of Naro gewog raised with the Prime Minister during his gewog visit on July 22 was when the gewog would be connected with a motorable road.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

China reiterates demand for India to pull back troops amid border standoff

China has warned India not to push its luck' by underestimating Beijing's determination to safeguard what it considers sovereign Chinese territory, amid an ongoing standoff between the two neighbours over a contested region high in the Himalayas.Defense ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qian on Monday reiterated China's demand ...

- DAWN - PK

Dispatch from Doklam: Indians dig in for the long haul in standoff with China

As I travel up from eastern India’s Bagdogra airport to Gangtok and then to Indian army’s Nathang base near the fraught Doklam area, I count at least six military convoys heading in the direction of Sikkim’s border with China. At Nathang, a few kilometres from Doklam in the now-famous ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China: India Must Pull Back its Troops Amid Border Standoff

China on Monday warned India not to “push your luck” by underestimating Beijing's determination to safeguard what it considers sovereign Chinese territory, amid an ongoing standoff between the two neighbors over a contested region high in the Himalayas. Defense ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qian reiterated China's ...

- Voice of America - US

Shaking a mountain is easy but shaking Chinese Army is hard: Beijing on Dokalam stand-off

New Delhi and Beijing have been engaged in the standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan tri-junction since June.

- Zee News - IN

India's got itself into a fine mess in Doklam, it's time to get out and let China and Bhutan work it out

China and India are locked yet again in a stand-off of Himalayan proportions. Almost five weeks after Indian troops trespassed and forcibly halted the activities of a Chinese road construction crew on a narrow plateau at the China-Bhutan-India tri-junction area in the Sikkim Himalayas, the two sides appear no closer to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

High level Pakistan delegation leaves for Bhutan

CEPC will be highlighted during the deliberations

- GulfNews - AE

India’s got itself into a fine mess in Doklam, it’s time to get out and let China and Bhutan work it out

China and India are locked yet again in a stand-off of Himalayan proportions. Almost five weeks after Indian troops trespassed and forcibly halted the activities of a Chinese road construction crew on a narrow plateau at the China-Bhutan-India tri-junction area in the Sikkim Himalayas, the two sides appear no closer to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

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