Status on opening three colleges in the east questioned

Question and answer session The Member of Parliament of Bartsam-Shongphu asked for an update and the progress made so far on opening more colleges in the country, out of which three colleges are to be opened in the east. To which the Education Minister, Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa, said the Constitution of Bhutan mandates that free education is provided to More...

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By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Agriculture Minister assures a better auction yard for farmers

With just a month or two left for the farmers in the east to harvest potatoes and transport the harvest to the auction yard in Samdrup Jongkhar, the MP of Drametsi Ngatshang, Ugyen Wangdi, expressed his concerns More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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NC questions PM on establishment of BOIC and high salaries of staff

The National Council during its question hour with Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay saw members expressing doubts and concerns on the establishment of Business Opportunity and Information Center (BOIC) and the salary More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, May 30th, 2014

NA discusses National Debt which is at 92% of GDP

The Nganlam MP, Choida Jamtsho, raised concerns on the increasing National Debt in the National Assembly on May 27, which is to reach 121% of GDP in the 11FYP as reported in the Annual Audit Report 2014. He said More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Highlanders encouraged to take up yak husbandry

The nomads in Haa are taking yak husbandry more seriously with the help of the Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The ‘High Land Development Activity’ is a year-old program initiated More...

By Tashi Deki On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Opposition MP questions Agriculture Minister on promotion of vegetable produce

Question hour During the first Question Hour session in 3rd Session of the National Assembly, the opposition raised the issue home grown vegetable production to meet the entire need of the country and to help curb More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 16th, 2014

A tribute to skilled workers

In support and honor those who work with their hands, the “National Zorig Day” was observed on May 14 at the National Institute of Zorig Chusum (NIZC), Thimphu. The day also makes the public aware of the skilled More...

By Tashi Deki On Friday, May 16th, 2014

No price revision for meat in Thimphu

The meat vendors’ tshogpa in Thimphu is disappointed with the outcome of the meeting conducted last Tuesday with the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) as their proposal to revise the meat prices by More...

By Tashi Deki On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Meat prices to be re-discussed on Tuesday meeting

Business has been on the slump for meat vendors after the import of beef and pork from India was stopped due to a hike in meat prices. However, there will be a meeting conducted with concerned agencies to discuss More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Drukgyel tops Multimedia content contest

The initiative is to promote innovation in education Drukgyel Higher Secondary School (DHSS), Paro came in first among five schools as a part of a pilot project in the multimedia content development (MCD) contest More...