An over view of Gyalpozhing town (File picture)
In the meantime, Mongar court proceeds with land restitution case
Gyalpoizhing: Mongar district court has passed summary judgments against 28 people in relation to Gyalpoizhing land restitution case of the 75, since December 23 last year.
Hearings on these cases began since November 26 last year and two people of the 28 who were dissatisfied with the summary judgments have decided to appeal to the High Court.
Meanwhile, Mongar court district court recently received an order [... Read More]
Under construction : The ongoing energy department’s construction at the economic affairs ministry compound
Taken together, the planned govt. and corporation edifices could lead to an outflow of Rs 2.1B
Building: Since 2012, when the economy was hit with the Rupee liquidity crisis, about 14 government and corporate building constructions were either approved or submitted for approval, records with the Thimphu thromde’s development control division show.
The constructions, some of which have already begun, or are in the process of being tendered out, come at a time when construction [... Read More]
Cheap and best: Thimphu residents wait for their turn to buy kerosene at a fuel station in Thimphu yesterday
During winter, consumption, especially in Thimphu, goes ballistic
Kerosene: The plummeting temperature has fueled kerosene consumption in the capital, with it guzzling about 94,620 litres this month alone, the highest from all the dzongkhags.
On an average, about 10,513 litres of kerosene are sold every day from the three fuel stations in Thimphu, Bhutan Oil distributor (BOD), Druk Petroleum corporation limited (DPCL), and Damchen.
Records with the regional trade office in Thimphu show about 166,990 litres [... Read More]
The Pasakha industrial estate
Phuentsholing thromde seeks land ownership transfer of Pasakha industrial estate to generate revenue
NLC: With the cadastral resurvey already complete, Phuentsholing thromde office is hopeful that the national land commission (NLC) will approve land ownership transfer of Pasakha industrial estate under its name.
Thromde officials said papers are being processed.
The dialogue on transfer of land ownership, which was presently under ministry of economic affairs (MoEA), prevailed for a long time.
While there has not been any [... Read More]
Neglected: One of the many untended roads along the upper market in Samdrupjongkhar town
The notorious roads in and out of town will at last be given a makeover
Thromde: In Samdrupjongkhar town, it’s not just the houses that need maintenance. The narrow over trodden roads that run through the town, that lead to the bus terminal and extended areas like Dewathang town, cry for attention and have long plagued motorists and pedestrians.
While the thromde has plans to repair these roads, residents are asking when the municipality will [... Read More]
The Dungsam cement plant in Nganglam
Cement can be exported once the collected samples pass the lab test and a license is given
Dungsam: An official from the bureau of Indian standards (BIS) has begun inspecting and collecting samples from the manufacturing and testing facilities of Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) since January 8.
The samples from DCCL will be packed for lab tests to an undisclosed lab in India. DCCL, which entered its commercial phase since January 1, can export [... Read More]
One of the buildings undergoing maintenance work in Samdrupjongkhar town
The thromde recently carried out a detailed survey of the structures under LAP 1
Structure: Weatherbeaten buildings without roofing, faded walls with plants growing out of them, rusty window panes and pothole-ridden roads are some infrastructural flaws crying out for major renovation work in most streets of core Samdrupjongkhar town.
Having stood their shelf life, almost every building has undergone several minor maintenances over the years, but, still, water leakage is a perennial problem for [... Read More]
Sanitation woes: Devotees wait for their turn to use the toilets near the wangkhang in Phuentsholing
Thromde officials are at their wits end as devotees show a total lack of potty training
Wang: Phuentsholing thromde officials are going berserk trying to maintain sanitation at the ongoing Mipham Kabum wangkhang where about 15,000 devotees from across the country have gathered.
Unlike in the last wang, this time, organisers constructed 21 toilets and 14 by thromde, along the wangkhang. However, the makeshift toilets have become dirty and remain unstable. Many devotees, thromde officials [... Read More]
Changjiji housing colony in Thimphu (File photo)
The policy extends to tenants living in the corporation’s 2,000 rental units across the country
Housing: The National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) has come up with its own maintenance policy that spells out the rights and responsibilities of tenants renting its units.
Corporation‘s managing director Ugyen Chewang said so far, there were no documents specifying rights and responsibilities of tenants.
“It’s better for tenants to know their rights and for us to know ours,” he said, [... Read More]
The Rigsum Goenpai chorten is one of the chortens that was vandalised in Athang, Wangdue last week
Police are on the lookout for the vandals who broke into two others
Crime: Wangdue police will forward to the Office of Attorney General, a case of two chortens that were vandalised at Athang gewog in Wangdue on the night of January 1.
The following day, the police retrieved a two-eyed dzee (cat’s eye), a set of tings (water offering bowl) a pair of komas (brooches), a kongbu (cup for offering butter lamp), a manilagkor [... Read More]