In a world where consumerism and materialism are increasing, the celebration of World Environment Day is a time to reflect on whether our collective behaviour needs to be modified to address challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2016
Connectivity: The groundbreaking ceremony for the widening of the Chuzom-Haa road took place yesterday at Neymo in Naja gewog, Paro.Read More »
Major initiatives to strengthen decentralisation on the cards
Finance: The initiatives to realise the government’s ideology of Wangtse Chirphel or power decentralisation has surfaced in a Nu 49.9 billion (B) budget outlay for the fiscal year 2016-17, which the finance minister presented yesterday in the national assembly.Read More »
NA: Following a daylong deliberation amid confusion and accusations flying back and forth, the joint sitting of Parliament yesterday decided to endorse the previous boundary map for Paro dzongkhag thromde that the fifth session of Parliament had endorsed.Read More »
The ongoing rural electrification works along the Jomolhari trek has allegedly obstructed trekking activities
Tourism: The ongoing rural electrification works along the Jomolhari trek route to supply electricity to the remote gewogs of Soe and Lingzhi has obstructed trekking activities along the route, according to tour operators.
Employment: A team from the labour ministry will leave for Qatar to discuss the issue of the unpaid Bhutanese employees on June 5.Read More »
His accomplice was sentenced to 10 years
Crime: Thimphu district court’s bench IV, yesterday sentenced the three men involved in the murder of a 50-year-old taxi driver in Thimphu last year to prison terms ranging from eight months to 30 years.
The exit-survey conducted by the Tourism Council last year has revealed that road conditions topped complaints from tourists.Read More »
Safety: Following the recent temporary ban on import of beans and cauliflower due to chemical contents beyond permissible limit, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is continuously testing vegetables and fruits in Phuentsholing.Read More »
Water seepage was found to be the problem
Infrastructure: With several portions of a newly paved road in the Thinleygang area on the Wangdue-Thimphu highway being dug up, local leaders are raising questions about quality and monitoring.
Electricity: With the onset of monsoon, residents of Panbang are anxious about the unreliable electricity supply.Read More »