Sunday , October 4 2015

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  • Four e-taxi drivers switch cars, one sues dealer

    Save for one, Thunder Motors has taken back all second hand electric-taxis 

    Transport: Almost two months after they executed a legal agreement, four electric car drivers have returned their cars to the vehicle dealer, Thunder Motors while one has filed a case at the Thimphu district court.

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Labour shortage impedes dzong construction


Construction: With the large volume of work at the Pemagatshel Dzong construction in Denchi, the project officials said there is a need for labour contributions, especially in the field of masonry from the eight gewogs.

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Bhutan’s hydropower to reduce CO2 in India

…by replacing thermal plants in India where coal is the main raw material

Power trade: Hydropower supply from Bhutan would reduce carbon dioxide in India by about 10M tons in 2016/17 and could be as high as 40M tons annually by 2020/21.

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More than 10,000 homes connected with farm roads

About 68 percent of households are less than an hour’s walk from the nearest motorable road point

Connectivity: Farm roads connected 10,444 houses in the first two years of the 11th Plan, records with the agriculture and forests ministry show.

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Trongsa awaits directives on convicted gup

Gup was convicted for bribing in 2009

LG: Trongsa dzongkhag officials are waiting for directives from higher authorities on what further actions should be taken against Langthel gup, Lham Dorji who was convicted to six months imprisonment.

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Eight power tillers distributed to gewogs in Thimphu


Agriculture: To mitigate farm labour shortages and to improve accessibility of the farm machinery to the marginal farmers who cannot afford to own machines, the agriculture ministry issued a power tiller each to eight gewogs in Thimphu yesterday.

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Drukair incident ignites probe into private practice

The doctor maintains that he provided medical assistance and certified the patient on humanitarian grounds 

Health: The Bhutan Medical and Health Council is examining the case of the doctor, who certified an ailing patient as fit for travel but who was later de-boarded from Drukair, the national airline following safety concerns.

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My Country, My Town

  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho
  • Diversionary tactic: One of a pair of gumboots finds a renewed purpose after falling into disrepair. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho
  • From bear to bearer! Guess who’s the ultimate loser in the ongoing human-wildlife conflict? Photo by Tshering Palden, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Weighing up weigh-in: Guy on the left looks bigger; so the one to the right must have heavier bones Photo by Yonten Jamtsho, Lecturer, Sherubtse College