Saturday , May 28 2016
  • Local leaders will forego gratuity to re-contest

    In line with the LG members entitlement Act
    LG: With most local leaders in Paro completing their tenure in August, should they resign before that, they will have to forego their benefits in line with the local government (LG) members entitlement Act.

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Latest News

Census postponed

It is yet to be determined when the population and housing census will be held 
Statistics: In what should put to rest rumours, May 30 and 31 will not be holidays.

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Guma gewog searches for more water

Resources: While construction of the new dzongkhag court above Guma gewog, Punakha is nearing completion, local leaders are worried that there will not be a water supply for the court.

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Gharials continue to draw locals and tourists

There are 15 gharials and eight crocodiles at the centre

Conservation:  Even as 15 juvenile gharials (gavialis gengeticus) and eight adult crocodiles are being relocated to Jigmeling in Gelephu, the Gharial Conservation Centre (GCC) in Phuentsholing remains a tourist hotspot.

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Female youth unemployment increases

Employment: Although the government has achieved an overall full employment of 97.5 percent going by the definition of the International Labour Organisation, youth (15-24 years) unemployment is still on the rise.

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Picture story

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Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck with His Majesty Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo during Her Majesty’s visit to Japan to inaugurate the Bhutan Exhibition: “A Hint to Happiness” at the Ueno Royal Museum

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi