DPT declares Bongo-Chapcha constituency candidate

Pempa is the new candidate of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) to represent the party from Bongo-Chapcha constituency in Chhukha in the 2018 elections. The 36 years old hails from Damjay village of Bongo gewog and has served 10 years in Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) in various capacities as General English Clerk, Accountant and Head of […]

Community based care center for people living with HIV to promote compassion & love

The community-based care center by Lhak-Sam at Genekha, Thimphu comprises 20 members including eight adults and 12 children both living with HIV and those affected by HIV. The center which was established last year in June on user right certified land on lease from the government serves as a core hub for the disadvantaged and […]

PDP declares seven more candidates

In the build-up to the third parliamentary elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) introduced seven more candidates last Thursday. PDP officially announced former information and communications minister Nandalal Rai from Shompangkha constituency in Sarpang, who was a former candidate of DPT, as replacement for MP Rinzin Dorji in the 2018 elections after the latter submitted […]

Darla residents face water woes

Darla gewog has contracted works to a private construction company to provide drinking water to Darla residents and Kesari village under the same gewog The residents of Darla town are desperately seeking a permanent solution to the drinking water shortage, which has been an extreme hassle for them since years. Despite several attempts by the […]

BKP introduces four new candidates

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) introduced four new candidates last week for the third parliamentary elections this year. BKP announced Lhakpa Tamang from Sampheling gewog as its candidate from Phuentsholing constituency in Chhukha. Lhakpa Tamang has a bachelors’ degree in commerce from Royal Thimphu College and comes with three years of working experience in managing […]

Being prepared logistically for disasters

The efficiency of humanitarian relief operations during a disaster, whether natural or man-made, depends to a large extent on humanitarian logistics. so as to make different stakeholders understand their roles in assistance and emergency response and take appropriate steps to respond effectively to reduce the adverse impacts of disaster, the World Food Programme (WFP) in […]

Salary raise? umm… – DORJI WANGCHUK

  12th Plan budgets salary raise for civil servants Headline on Kuensel, 19 May 2018 This headline might bring excitements in some people – and solace in others. A pay raise? Yes, of course, why not? It is about time. When was the last raise, anyway? With living standards increasing month by month – and […]

And so comes another raise!

It’s heartening for civil servants that there will be another salary raise in the 12th Plan, according to the draft plan drafted by GNH Commission. Of the Nu 73bn provision for pay and allowance in the 12th Plan, Nu 20bn would reportedly cover the salary raise. The upcoming salary raise is timely given the last […]

NFE enrolment in Darla more than doubles within seven months

Darla’s Non-Formal Education which started out with 15 women learners has increased to 37 within seven months compelling Darla Middle Secondary School management to provide an additional instructor and classroom for teaching. Initially, the center was proposed to be established at Bhutan Board Products Limited’s (BBPL) compound for the spouses of the staff to promote […]

Himalica to be incorporated in 12th Plan

The European union- funded support to rural livelihoods and climate change adaption in the Himalayas (Himalica) program, which has worked in five countries is being considered for Bhutan’s 12th Five Year Plan. Himalica aims to enhance the capacity of national and regional stakeholders to deal with livelihood development and environmental protection in the Hindu Kush […]