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Vehicles, the main polluter in Bhutan

The National Environment Commission’s strategy and a roadmap recommend using e-taxis, urban buses and hybrid vehicles to address the growing vehicle emission in the country

Low carbon vehicle strategy and a roadmap developed by National Environment Commission (NEC) recommend using e-taxis, urban buses and hybrid vehicles to address the growing vehicle emission in the country. According to Bhutan State of Environment report 2016, the concentration of particulate matter particles with a diameter of 10 micrometre …

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Cooperatives blame brokers for hiking egg price

From Nu 1,650 a carton, the price of egg has increased to Nu 2,100 in the last two weeks. While consumers and sellers blame farmers for increasing the price, farmers and cooperative groups say that it is the brokers who hike the egg price. One of the main egg-supplying centres …

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CBIP recognises MHPA as best construction agency

India’s Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) has recognised Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Power Authority (MHPA) as the best construction agency. The award will be presented on January 5 next year in New Delhi. During the occasion, a monthly technical journal titled ‘Water and Energy International’ will also be released, highlighting …

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Making internet safe and accessible for children

The State of the World’s Children 2017 is themed Children in a Digital World

The State of the World’s Children 2017 has recommended actions to protect children from online harm and called for close coordination at international and national levels to keep pace with digital technology that enables and conceals online child sexual abuse. Other recommendations include providing children with affordable access to high-quality …

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Researchers find new bat and beetle species

Bhutanese researchers have recorded 15 new lady beetles and 11 species of bats in the country. The bat species were discovered from Chukha. The research was presented at the 4th Annual Bhutan Ecological Society Symposium in Thimphu. Lady beetle species are widely known for their predatory roles. Although their roles …

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No women candidates to field, say parties

Of the 20, three parties have together declared, only one is a woman Save for Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP), no other party has declared a woman candidate to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections to date. Three parties – People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and BKP – have …

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Open football tournament kicks off in Phuentsholing

GNH United won the opening match against Sonam Trophel (9-4)

With many club players from across the country participating, the winter open football tournament in Phuentsholing, which began since December 9, is expected to have as many spectators. There are 20 teams participating in the tournament. With the tournament rules allowing a team to hire at least two club players, …

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On our roads

Commuters in Thimphu, especially those boarding city buses from Chang​j​iji​, will now have updated information ​about arrival and departure​ timing. The bus information system, on trial, claims to provide information about its routes and travel time to passengers. It is a good initiative and if the project is successful, it …

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An agent of change for Sinchula residents

Sanjeev Subba

The community credits HA Sanjeev Subba for his contribution in reducing sanitation related diseases Sometime in 2014, words started doing round that the health assistant (HA) of Sinchula basic health unit (BHU) in Darla, Chukha would be transferred. The people of Sichula appealed to the Chukha dzongkhag administration to retain …

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