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Land left fallow from crop predation

The correlation between leaving land fallow and increasing human-wildlife conflict has been established in the Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary (JWS). A survey in the sanctuary revealed that in 2018 alone, 53 percent of people from seven gewogs within the JWS left their agricultural land fallow due to conflict with wildlife. Wild pig topped the list of […]

Road completion to determine mini dry port operation

The country’s first mini dry port in Phuentsholing was completed five months ago. But it is yet to start functioning. The port, after the completion, was handed over to the Department of Trade (DoT). The trade department recently handed over the port to Phuentsholing thromde for operation. Thrompon Uttar Kumar Rai said that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been […]

The corrupt culture must stop

The news that 91 individuals were found to have been involved in fraudulent practices in relation to issuance of driving licences reflects professionalism, the lack of it rather, in the very officials from whom we expect the highest moral and professional standards. It appears that a syndicate of a sort was let to grow to suck […]

BHUs to receive more facilities

The health ministry is in the process of revising the National Health Policy, 2011. The revision of the health policy is one of the initiatives that the health ministry will fulfill in this fiscal year. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

Man missing for 10 days

A 41-year-old man had gone missing for about 10 days from Babesa, Thimphu. The man from Kurtoe, Lhuentse was not found after he left a bar in Babesa. According to police, the bar owner chased him away from the bar when he suspected the man of stealing money. The man was under the influence of […]

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The Resident Representative of the UNICEF Country Office in Bhutan, William Parks presented his Credentials to the foreign minister, Lyonpo Dr. Tandi Dorji, yesterday. Prior to his appointment as the UNICEF Resident Representative in Bhutan, he worked as the Resident Representative of the UNICEF Country Office in Iran.

Gift of words for a man of letters, a tribute

For someone who writes more and talks less, no gift is dearer than written words beautifully strung together. Such a gift is what Dasho Sangay Dorji received from His Holiness the Je Khenpo at the concluding ceremony of monlam chenmo in Bumthang this week. It’s a piece of poetry praising the virtues of a man […]

“Swiss Films on Wheels” to spread friendship

To further strengthen the political, economic, and cultural ties between Switzerland and Bhutan, the 728th Swiss National day was observed in Thimphu yesterday. The day was marked with the launch of the friendship bus “Swiss Films on Wheels,” which is expected to travel across 17 places in the country screening the film, Heidi within the next three weeks […]

CDB’s contractors’ code expected to improve industry

Construction boom in Bhutan began with the start of the country’s first five-year plan. The construction industry continues to play an important role in economic development of the country. However, like in any other developing country, the industry is struggling because of problems related to poor tendering and selection process, imprecise terms, and conditions of […]

Police detains BEO owners

Thimphu police on Tuesday arrested the owners of Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO) Tenzin Rigden and Jurmey Tshewang for alleged forgery of documents in connection with the Learn and Earn Programme (LEP) in Japan.This was following a petition submitted by the parents’ representatives and youth sent to Japan through LEP to the Chief of Police on June 27. About 100 parents went to the Royal Bhutan Police Headquarters to register a criminal complaint against BEO.

RSTA and police officials charged for bribery and fraud

Ninety one people could be charged for fraudulent practices related to issuance of motor vehicle driving licences going by an Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation. The report was forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). Of the 91 people, three are traffic police personnel and seven are officials of Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA). […]

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 Evacuation drill at the  health ministry The Ministry of Health (MoH) has conducted an evacuation drill in collaboration with WHO Country Office and the UN office on July 30. The drill was a part of the Health Emergency and Disaster Contingency Plan 2016, which mandates the need to conduct mock or evacuation drills in health […]

No water in Kanglung

Sherubtse College and residents around Kanglung have a problem every summer. There is shortage of drinking water and when there is water, it is muddy, unfit for drinking. It has been more than five months without enough or clean water, students claim. The problem arose, this time, after a construction company dumped its construction waste […]