Date archive forApril, 2012
By Ugyen Dorji On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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MoF reportedly rejects US-based Company’s offer; bottled water project stuck

The bottled water project that was proposed in 2010 as a joint venture between Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), and Carpenter and Company (C & C), a Boston-USA based firm has seen little progress since then. DHI More...

By Tashi Deki On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Raising taxes on alcohol sale not working, another ban in the offing

Raising taxes on alcohol sale only leads to fronting, selling and leasing of already existing licenses at higher prices. This was discussed in the seminar on Alcohol Use and Abuse in Bhutan last week where data More...

By Tashi Wangmo On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Sunkosh hydropower project on the cards; Lamoizingkha to act as gateway to central Bhutan

Sunkosh hydropower project which was downsized to 2,560 MW from 4,060 MW is finally on the verge of implementation with the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to be finalized by July this year. The communities, it is More...

By Thinley Wangmo On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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For the lack of a name

Last night I and my brother had a discussion regarding the reporters  using anonymous sources in their stories. He was of the opinion that reporters are using fake sources or else putting in their own quotes with More...

By Tashi Deki On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Nepotism – a rampant and spreading social evil

“Nepotism” is a word much talked about in Bhutanese circles. I have never experienced it myself though I have heard about it and seen a few cases myself. To share an incident which I witnessed, I had gone to More...

By The Bhutanese On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Intolerance speaks

 Gross National un-Happiness It has been four years since 2012 and there is now a growing concern about the path that Bhutanese democracy is taking. This is especially so as constitutional bodies and the media More...

By Thinley Wangmo On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Proper address system to deliver services at your doors

Come June Thimphu residents will have their mails, parcels and utility bills  delivered promptly at their doorsteps. This will be enabled by a proper city address system implemented as a pilot project by the Thimphu More...

By Sonam Choki On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Mindfulness mantra catching up in RUB colleges

In a move to adopt Gross National Happiness (GNH)-inspired education, all the colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), have started to to conduct “mindfulness practice” classes which see a large More...

By Thinley Wangmo On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Deeper pipelines for Dakarla

Residents of Dakarla who till now were facing water shortage will have a continuous supply of water after around 20 days when pipes and construction materials reach the village.. Dakarla Gup, Gado stated that the More...

By Sonam Choki On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Bailey bridge to benefit 215 households and three schools

The suspension bridge over the Mangde chhu connecting the villages of Nimshong, Korphu and Nabji to the Trongsa-Gelephu highway will be replaced by a bailey bridge by June next year. The bridge will benefit 215 More...