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Both local teams out of King’s Cup

DSC_3531Dozo (Number 9) got a brace as MMC beat Ugyen Academy 5-1

King’s cup: Defending champions  MMC showed what they are capable of as they thrashed Ugyen Academy 5-1 yesterday and booked a  place in the semi finals of the King’s cup. The last of the two local teams, Ugyen Academy is now out of the tournament after their second defeat of the tournament, although they have a last game against Assam Electricity on November 26. In a fast-paced opening half, MMC dominated most part of the match putting pressure on the local team’s defense. The boys [... Read More]

November 22 is National Clean and Sober Day

20141122-2C4A4742His Majesty the King granted an hour-long audience to more than 200 people recovering from addiction on Saturday during the launch of the National Clean and Sober Day.

HM graced the launch on Saturday His Majesty the King graced the launch of the “National Clean and Sober Day” on Saturday, November 22, coordinated by the Chithuen Phendey Association. More than 200 recovering individuals offered gratitude to His Majesty, for His Majesty’s unwavering love and care for the recovering society in the country. In an hour-long audience to the recovering individuals, His Majesty shared some stories of people His Majesty had met in Bhutan, which demonstrated the futility of giving up at an early [... Read More]

PM to lead delegation to summit

DOI_3966Foreign secretaries and officials from SAARC member countries at the 41st session of the SAARC Standing Committee Photo : Department Of Information, Nepal

SAARC: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will lead the Bhutanese delegation tomorrow to attend the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), which is scheduled for November 26 and 27 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Bhutanese delegation includes foreign minister Rinzin Dorje, information and communications minister DN Dhungyel, foreign secretary Yeshey Dorji, and other senior officials from the foreign ministry. The 36th session of the SAARC council of ministers (SMC) will be held tomorrow.  The 41st session of the SAARC standing committee (SSC), [... Read More]

Megaypang water treatment plant soon to be operational

IMG_1289Project officials demonstrate how the treatment plant works

For Semtokha, Lungtenphu, Changbangdu and Babesa residents, this will mean no more ‘dry’ days Thromde: A month more and residents of Semtokha, Lungtenphu, Changbangdu and Babesa local area plan (LAP) of Thim throm will have treated water supply round the clock. The much awaited water treatment plant at Megaypang, about five kilometres up from Chamgang is ready to supply water.  Works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden, and Thimphu thrompon, Kinlay Dorji, inaugurated the treatment plant yesterday. Nima Construction and Jeongsan, a Korean company, which [... Read More]

Vibration intensity tests carried out

unnamed-2Project officials measure the vibration intensity in Wangdue

To ascertain if blasting may have damaged houses and affected water sources PHPA II: To find out whether blasting at the headrace tunnel construction of the Punatsangchu project caused cracks on houses and affected water sources, a vibration intensity of blasting was conducted since November 18. This comes after residents of Daga, Rubesa and Gaselo complained that blasting at the project damaged their houses and affected water sources.  While people of Gaseytshogom, Tshogwom and Daga gewogs lodged complaints since 2011, villagers of Ula village in [... Read More]

‘Shillongpas’ now have a place to call home

NMS_6271Borongmo: Once a dense forest, the area is now a village for 51 households

200 acres of govt. land have been cleared to resettle them in the Borongmo resettlement project Kidu: About 15km from Nganglam dungkhag is a small village called Borongmo.  The settlement, scattered over an area, which was once a thick forest, is today home to some 51 families. In the last two years, the 51 households have turned the dense forest into a new village under Norbugang gewog. Everything they have today, say villagers is because of His Majesty’s kindness. Locally referred to as the “Shillongpas,” [... Read More]

Pune FC humbles Assam Electricity 5-0

DSC_2714Pune FC Haokip Thongkhoseim scores his second goal of the match

Pune FC in the semis King’s cup: Pune FC qualified to the semi finals of the King’s Cup in style thrashing Assam Electricity 5-0 and striker Haokip Thongkhoseim scoring the first hat trick of the tournament yesterday. It took Pune FC, now the crowd’s favourite, only 14 minutes to break the deadlock. Striker Arata Izumi, after a fine one-two pass with mid fielder Dhanpal Ganesh, scored the first of the five. Pune FC doubled their lead after six minutes when Arata Izumi turned provider and [... Read More]

Govt. wants to make country self-reliant by 2018: PM


Pledges: With the People’s Democratic party government having completed one year and two months in office, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said it has got the fundamentals (of governance) correct. Speaking at the 13th meet-the-press yesterday in Thimphu, Lyonchhoen said the government wants to make Bhutan a self-reliant country by 2018, and lower dependence on external aid, so that it can finance from its own proceeds. “We want to provide not just free education, but quality free education, and quality free health care. We want to [... Read More]

Man fights off bear

Wildlife: A 55–year old man from Decheling in Nganglam was referred to the Thimphu hospital, yesterday, after suffering injuries from a bear attack. The man was on his way back home with a friend when he was attacked by the bear. According to the man’s friend, the man wrestled with the bear and both slipped and fell down a cliff. While the man was saved by a tree branch, the bear fell into a small stream. The man sustained multiple injuries on the neck, face [... Read More]

Challenges of fulfilling basic rights of children

DSC_2522 Child Rights: UNICEF Representative Shaheen Nilofer, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay and Lyonpo Dorji Choden join children at the VAST art park to mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child yesterday

The fault lies not so much with legislation as with implementation Right: With rapid urbanisation, families in Bhutan are becoming more nuclear, leaving children and youth even more vulnerable, according to the State of the World’s Children report 2014, launched at the VAST art gallery in Thimphu, yesterday. The country is confronted with the challenges of fulfilling the basic rights of children, youth and women, according to the report. In addition, it is reported that the rules and regulations for the Child Care and Protection [... Read More]

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