Kuensel Newspaper (131)

RCSC clarifies BHS graduates' eligibility

Graduates of Bhutanese and Himalayan Studies from the College of Language and Cultural Studies are not eligible for postgraduate diploma in education in History but can apply for PGDE in Guidance and Counseling and public administration, according to the Royal Civil Service Commission .

Local leaders ask Kholongchhu project to employ locals

Local government leaders in Trashiyangtse have requested the Kholongchhu project authority to provide more employment opportunities to local residents.

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Ambassador of India to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar moderates a seminar, India's Journey since 1947: Reflections from Bhutan' on August 17 in Thimphu.

Tsirang's priority is food sufficiency, say officials

A Gross National Happiness survey recently found that Tsirang, despite having one of the biggest arable land and livestock, generates only 35 percent of its income from the two sectors.

Wildlife ravage crops in Lhuentse

As dusk envelopes Kuenphel and Drupchu Goenpa villages in Lhuentse, women in the two villages prepare for the night ahead.

Supreme Court orders verification of SP + and SP conviction

Upon verification by the Office of Attorney General and the Royal Bhutan Police, those convicted for abusing and peddling of Spasmo Proxyvon Plus but charged for Spasmo Proxyvon can now appeal for thrimthue in lieu of prison terms, the Supreme Court has stated.

Partnership calls for change

Police-Public Partnership could be a story of great success. It is already, but we could do more to make our communities not only safe but also peaceful. PPP has a scope to grow.

Bhutan prepares to face Palestine

Bhutan is preparing for the biggest group stage match against leader Palestine on September 5. Bhutan suffered two consecutive losses in the AFC Asian qualifier. After a defeat to Maldives at Changlimithang, the boys were hammered by Oman 14-0 at Muscat on March 28.

Yongla goenpa to receive drinking water supply soon

While many dread rain in summer, monks of Yongla Riwo Pelbar Dargeycholing Goenpa in Pemagatshel wait for it. To the monks, rainwater is their only source of drinking water. Monks store rainwater in jerry cans and containers after their main water source, which was located about a kilometre away in ...

Pass GST benefits to consumers: PM

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and the officials from the ministry of finance on August 19 emphasised the opportunities India's Goods and Services Tax could bring to traders in Phuentsholing.

42 Bhutanese in Qatar complaint against recruitment agent

Ministry of Labour and Human Resources is looking into the grievances of 42 Bhutanese working in Qatar against the Yarphel Overseas Recruitment Agent.

Police and public meet for a collective response

Phuentsholing residents on August 18 pointed out several issues they faced in the cross-border town to the police.

NC finds lapses in implementation of Dzongkhag Development Grant

Pointing out various lapses in the implementation of Dzongkhag Development Grant by dzongkhag administrations, the National Council has asked in writing to the Prime Minister to ensure that the local government complies with the DDG guidelines.

Lack of study leads to bad road

Department of Roads officials said that failure to conduct an in-depth study of the soil before the construction of roads, road widening activities, and heavy rainfall were among the causes leading to numerous roadblocks in the country.

Ministry prepares for one female health assistant for BHU II

Health ministry has to post at least 65 female health assistants to Basic Health Unit grade II in four months to fulfil its target to have at least one female health worker in all 184 BHU II by January next year.

Policy drafted to address housing issues

The Works and Human Settlement ministry has drafted a housing policy to supplement policies and Acts that exist to address the problems of housing in big thromdes like Thimphu.

Bhutan outplayed Sri Lanka 6-0

2015 saw Bhutan celebrate incredible World Cup adventure in Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo when the Bhutanese football team defeated Sri Lanka 0-1 in the first ever World Cup qualifier. Yet again, Bhutan defeated Sri Lanka 6-0 at the SAFF U-15 Championship yesterday at Satdobato, Nepal.

A message from the east

At a time when most of the youth are on social media, there are three siblings in Trashigang, who have come to almost resent the medium,​ ​not so much because of the hype that is the social media,​​ but because they are more often then not portrayed as victims.

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About 800 graduates and other youth were involved in uprooting marijuana plants in different parts of the capital yesterday.

Helping the young with business and education

Loden Foundation, which started in 2000, caters to the needs of the youth. The non-governmental organisation provides basic early learning education and scholarships for higher education to the children from disadvantaged backgrounds. It also supports entrepreneurship.

Paneer Tikka

Method: Take hung curd in a bowl and beat it until smooth. Add onion, chili powder, Kasoori Methi and salt and mix well. Add paneer and coat it on the marinade

Life naturally contains suffering and disappointment

Hi SD, well, it is difficult to advise you based only on the information you have given me. To be safe, though, I suggest that you consult with the psychiatrists at Thimphu Hospital about your feelings.

Adopt a Dog!

My name is Fendi and my family is originally from Croatia, Dalmatia that is. Yes, I am a Dalmatian lady but I did not travel to Bhutan of my own will. I was brought in as a puppy and I am afraid I was not born in Dalmatia either. I was born somewhere in India, in a puppy farm, those terrible ...

Remedial measures worth Nu 3.7B to stabilise PHPA-I damsite

Punatsangchhu-I will remove some part of the hill above the dam site that slipped in July 2013 delaying the project by more than a year. Excavation work on the hill is expected to begin soon.

DNT sues government for violating Constitution

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa yesterday filed a constitutional case with the High Court against the government for alleged violation of the Constitution by granting fiscal incentives without the parliament's endorsement.

Finance ministry clarifies on amendment of laws to grant fiscal incentives

The finance ministry has clarified that any proposal for tax exemption and fiscal incentives shall be processed as money Bill as per the Constitution.

Widening work yet to begin on Yangtse highway

Residents of Trashiyangtse will have to wait for few more years before widening work on the Duksum-Yangtse highway begins.

Teachers, lead our kids all to their dreams

There was a story of a group of students from Arekha Middle Secondary School a few days ago. It was inspiring.

JDWNRH to introduce radiotherapy

The Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu will introduce radiation therapy service for the benefit and convenience of referral patients and their escorts.

Medical students in Sri Lanka asked to return home

The Department of Adult and Higher Education has issued a circular asking Bhutanese medical students in Sri Lanka to return home should the on-going strike continue beyond October this year.

Media literacy vital to prebunk and debunk fake news

With fake news is making its rounds in Asia, it has become a must to invest in media literacy and critical thinking skills to 'prebunk' and not just debunk fake news.

31 fuel cards distributed to monitor pool vehicles

For better management of government cash flow and to digitise the systems, the finance ministry initiated fuel cards for government pool vehicles at the Tashi Petroleum Distributor, yesterday in Thimphu.

Committee to be formed for JDWNRH corporatisation

Health Minister Tandin Wangchuk has instructed the health secretary and the presidents of the national referral hospital and the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan to form a high-level committee to deliberate on the proposal to make the national referral hospital a corporation.

Reinforcement activities in full swing in powerhouse complex

Work on all components besides the dam construction were ahead of schedule by more than 18 months when disaster struck the 1020-megawatt Punatsangchhu-II hydroelectric project authority on March 2 last year.

Project to support about 30 CSOs and about 200 CBOs

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Bhutan launched a project called Support to Civil Society in Bhutan in Thimphu yesterday.

Taxi fare App to be launched soon

The information and communications ministry has developed an application, which will provide information on taxi fare for local and national destinations in the country.

Yonphula College yet to function independently

It has been three week since the start of the academic in the new college in Yonphula and the new management is yet to take over.

Phuentsholing gets condom vending machines

As pilot project, ministry of health yesterday installed a condom vending machine at the Roads Safety and Transport Authority building in Phuentsholing.

Tsirang's local leaders propose for a college

Local Leaders in Tsirang in the recent dzongkhag tshogdu proposed that it is time the government established a college in Tsirang.

BAFRA officials continue strict checking

Although there has been no new report of foot and mouth disease outbreak, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority officials have been seizing dairy products from the vehicles travelling towards Thimphu.

Transport United come back strong

Thimphu League and BOB National League 2017 saw the rise of Transport United FC. The team took seven years to come back to the championship. The team has played seven undefeated matches in the national league with six wins and a draw against Thimphu City.

On fiscal incentives again

The issue ​of the legality of fiscal incentives has resurfaced. The Cabinet has decided to propose the amendment of all laws that empower the government to grant fiscal incentives.

Just in: Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa sues Government

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa registered a case with the High Court today against the Government for alleged unconstitutional implementation of tax alternation.

Cabinet requests Speaker to seek SC's intervention on FI

Although new fiscal incentive has already become an Act by way of treating it as a money Bill, the Lhengye Zhungtshog has requested the Speaker to consider seeking the Supreme Court's interpretation on fiscal incentives granted before May 8.

NA Secretariat clarifies MPs' table tours'

National Assembly's secretary general, Sangay Duba, yesterday clarified that the secretariat had no intention to report that MPs made table tours' during the financial year 2015-16. The secretariat, however, acknowledged the lapses in calculating the number of days each MP was on constituency visit. ...

BDBL board penalises 15 officials for oversight accountability

The Bhutan Development Bank Limited's board has decided to take administrative action against 15 executives and senior officials following a letter from Anti-Corruption Commission .

JICA signs agreements with GNHC and REC

Gross National Happiness Commission , Royal Education Council , and Japan International Cooperation Agency signed minutes of meeting yesterday in Thimphu. A project agreement was also signed between JICA Bhutan office and GNHC.

E4T launch expected to enhance trade

The department of trade in collaboration with Geneva's Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat launched E-infrastructure for Trade and Services Development Project in Thimphu yesterday.

His Majesty The King graces the launch of Bhutan Foreign Service Programme

His Majesty The King grace he launch of the Bhutan Foreign Service Programme His Majesty The King graced the launch of the Bhutan Foreign Service Programme, at the Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies in Phuentsholing yesterday.

Good intent gone wrong

The National Assembly secretariat has clarified that the data ​concerning members of parliaments' constituency visits highlighted in its annual report was based on tentative travel days.