Wednesday , October 7 2015

Breaking News
  • Fund for protected areas close to fruition

    The initiative comes just as investments on conservation have been decreasing 

    Conservation: Bhutan for Life initiative, a fund that would guarantee long-term protection of Bhutan’s parks and biological corridors (BCs), is steadily nearing its realisation.

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Growing need to replenish health trust fund

With donors withdrawing, Bhutanese are encouraged to contribute and help sustain free health care in the country  Donation: A thanksgiving event to past foreign donors of the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) will mark the launch of the trust fund’s financing of essential drugs and vaccines on October 14 in Thimphu.

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ScanCafe expands but transport problems persist

ICT: While Bhutan Post has increased the number of buses operating between the city centre to Babesa from two to six, ScanCafe, a US-based company operating at the IT park says that the number is still not enough for its employees to get to work on time.

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Commercial centre planned in Dagapela

Thromde: While Dagapela residents gave up their hope to see their old town develop into a yenlag throm after Lhamoizingkha was declared one, the recent visit by the works and human settlement minister has renewed their hope for township.

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Prime suspect still at large

Update:  Jomotsangkha police are still on the look out for the 44-year old farmer from Lauri gewog who was suspected to be involved in the illegal transaction of controlled substances and had absconded about three months ago.

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Guru statue consecration on November 1


The construction of the statue will be completed this month Religion: The consecration of the giant bronze statue of Guru Nangsey Zilneon  in Tangmachu, Lhuentse will be held on November 1 this year.

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Bhutan adds 15 new species to its biodiversity


These include 11 plants, and a fish, a bird, a snake, and a moth each  Conservation: Fifteen new species of plants and animals were discovered in the past six years in Bhutan, a new World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report released yesterday revealed.

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Indo-Bhutan railway project to be reviewed

Trade: Bhutan and West Bengal have renewed their commitment to pursue the Golden Jubilee Railway line from Hashimara to Bhutan, which was earlier halted due to land acquisition problems in West Bengal.

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First plastic waste road laid in Thimphu


The technology will be tested on the road at Pelela where asphalt blacktopping has not worked 

Entrepreneur: In a move towards building environment friendly roads in Bhutan, a technology that uses plastic waste to blacktop roads has begun.

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Tour operators must use designated routes and campsites: TCB

Those found using undesignated trekking routes or campsites and accommodation will be penalised

Tourism: In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding the Bumdra campsite above Taktshang in Paro, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) officials clarified that the campsite is not among the approved trekking routes and campsites.

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My Country, My Town

  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • More an invitation than a warning? Maybe the word ‘don’t’ needed a bigger font size, italics or an underline to get the message across! Photo by Tshering Dorji, Kuensel, Thimphu