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Five dzongs nominated for World Heritage list

Culture: The Wangduephodrang, Punakha, Paro, Trongsa and Dagana dzongs have been nominated for the first ever World Heritage tentative list of Bhutan, The culture department’s conservation of heritage sites division head, Nagtsho Dorji, said the UNESCO has encouraged the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritages around the …

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Athang connected by farm road

Connectivity: More than 17 households of Zawa chiwog have been connected to the Athang gewog center in Wangduephodrang with a farm road inaugurated, yesterday. The cost of constructing the road was Nu 830,000 and was funded through the gewog development grant (GDG). The 2.7 km road was constructed by the …

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Foreign minister on ‘authorised absence’…

…now that OAG has registered the lhakhang Karpo case at Haa district court Update: After handing over the foreign ministry to the prime minister, foreign minister Rinzin Dorje went on ‘authorised absence’ starting yesterday, after the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) registered the lhakhang Karpo corruption case at the …

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Bavarian centenarian’s bond to Bhutan

Eleonora Kastner was our oldest visitor at 101 when she came here in 2011 Tourism: It took just a visit to make her fall in love with Bhutan.  Four years ago in 2011, Eleonora Kastner from Bavaria, a state of Germany, became the eldest tourist to visit Bhutan at 101 …

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Lack of bridge frustrates Dangchhu

NRDCL: For the past two years, residents of Dangchhu have waited for the Natural Resources Development Corporation Ltd (NRDCL) to construct a bridge over the Dangchhu river. The hope is now turning to frustration for the people of Dangchhu. Following the Wangduephodrang dzong fire in 2011, the gewog decided to …

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Boom time for ‘pilgrimage business’

As Bhutanese make their annual visit to Bodh Gaya in numbers, travel agents cash in on the rush Tourism: Bhutanese from all parts of the country have gathered in Phuentsholing to leave for pilgrimage in Bodhgaya, India.  This is a good time for ticketing and travel agents in the border …

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Kengkhar to switch to biomass cooking stoves

SRBEP: The people of Kengkhar in Mongar will soon stop using traditional stoves for cooking.  Construction of biomass cooking stoves (BCS) has begun in the village. Of the 66 planned, construction of four BCS has been completed. Pema Tenzin, 34, no longer uses a tradition stove to cook meals at …

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New water bird species discovered

Wildlife: At least one new water bird species known as the Common Moorhen (gallinula chloropus) was discovered in Bhutan’s nationwide annual water bird survey, yesterday. “Common Moorhen was spotted in Gyalpozhing around Kurichu dam site in Mongar yesterday while scouring the river bank,” Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment …

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A Malady Called Rural-Urban Migration Part II

In recent times, the media – particularly Kuensel, has been reporting on a brand new social malady called Goongtong – the apathetic case of abandoned households in the rural areas of Eastern dzongkhags. Other than arousing a mild sense of curiosity generated by the term itself, the tragedy that is …

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