Wednesday , January 24 2018

97 black-necked cranes arrive in Bumdeling

The number of cranes has increased this year

It’s a cold evening in Yangtse. Almost everyone in town has locked themselves up inside their cosy homes. As clouds of smoke gush through the chimneys, the sky above the town remains under overcast. Save for the occasional vehicle honks, the town is disturbingly quite. However, one sound is all ...

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Minister discusses Bumthang Valley Plan

The works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden held a meeting with the public of Chamkhar LAP 01, Dekilling LAP 2 and Jalikhar LAP 3 on January 11 to discuss the structural plan prepared by the Department of Human Settlement (DHS). A press release from the ministry states the minister ...

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Crack Jacks aim for a final spot at Pepsi B- league

Crack Jacks recorded an easy victory over Zilukha Falcons 75-41 at the ongoing basketball Pepsi B-league in Thimphu yesterday. The team has two more final league matches to play before entering the quarterfinals undefeated. The young team outplayed Zilukha Falcons with their pace, and composure. Crack Jacks’ sixth straight win ...

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A new species of orchid named in honour of Her Majesty Gyaltsuen

Spathoglottis jetsuniae is a new and striking orchid species discovered and named in honour of Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck. The new species Spathoglottis jetsuniae was discovered by Nima Gyeltshen and Kezang Tobgyel of the National Biodiversity Centre, and the University of Costa Rica’s Stig Dalström. It was first ...

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Bank gives employee an extra year for exemplary service

Dup Tshering Lepcha works as an assistant PABX in-charge

Dup Tshering Lepcha is one of the oldest-serving Bank of Bhutan (BoB) employees. The 56-year-old from Pachu, Chukha was overwhelmed when his tenure was extended for a year. “The news took me by surprise. I had been serving the bank and people for many years. An opportunity to serve a ...

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Students forgo vacation to support senior citizens

Members of the project Cho-drup

But getting support remains a challenge for the student volunteers  On December 31 night, a group of 14 youth were enjoying their bathup (porridge) in a restaurant to beat the cold in Thimphu. In the middle of the conversation, an idea sparked in them to do something this winter vacation ...

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Thimphu thromde initiates beautification activities

Flowerbeds around the roads of Thimphu thromde change with the season. This is part of Thimphu thromde’s beautification works that include plantation of flowers on roundabouts, plantation of trees in empty areas, managing nursery for production of saplings, and developing and upgrading playgrounds and parks within the city. Thimphu thromde’s ...

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Simple, clear and precise, the tool to draft quality legislation

The workshop also focused on eight points for planning legislation

The concept of simple, clear and precise is important in enabling quality drafting of legislation to benefit the people. These tools were key components of the discussion during the three-day workshop on legislation drafting for legal officers held at the Supreme Court’s conference hall. Resource person Matthew Secomb with M/s. ...

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Govt. to introduce non-subsidised LPG

The government attributed the shortage to increasing number of households in the urban areas

The government will launch non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to meet the growing demand in the country. Currently, each household can avail just one LPG refill a month. Once non-subsidised LPG is launched, consumers requiring more than one refill a month can avail non-subsidised LPG cylinders in addition to the ...

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