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Indian maid’s death sparks off disturbance

Border: The border gate of Samtse had to close by 11:25am yesterday, after residents of Chamurchi in India’s north Bengal attacked Bhutanese vehicles and people plying along the Indian road. Police in Samtse said five Bhutanese vehicles were stranded in Chamurchi, after a mob of about 6,000 people set a Wagon R on fire, and damaged three light vehicles and a truck. The passengers, police said, are safe and did not sustain major injuries. “Some sustained wounds from window glasses,” an official in Samtse said. [... Read More]

Jaigaon’s grey currency exchange market

Paan shops on NS road have become transactions points for ngultrum sand rupee INR: Jaigaon is as busy as ever.  The streets are crowded and the sound of traffic pierces the eardrums.  Amid the hustle and bustle, as usual, people from India and Bhutan enter and exit the two gates that divide the border. In the crowd at Jaigaon’s NS Road, a monk is examining a busy paan shop.  The 30-year-old is up for a deal. This monk, Jigme, is looking for someone he can [... 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]

Minority shareholders taken a beating

Mining: The government is reviewing the observations of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) and will work to fix loopholes and systemic deficiencies in the mining sector. The minority shareholders of public mining companies have suffered huge loses in dividends between 2008 and 2012, in absence of anti-trust laws to protect their interests, the latest audit report stated. Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk said the issue is something the government needs to look into . “We’ll closely study and then  I’ll submit to the government what [... 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]

Incense factory owner wins Entrepreneur Award


GEW: A monk from Beyul Langdrak monastery, Lama Sonam Gyatsho, who runs an incense factory with his team in Wangduephodrang, won the Best Loden Entrepreneur Award, 2014. The award comes with a cash prize of Nu 100,108 and a trophy. Opposition Leader presented the award at the concluding ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on November 22. A brainstorming session on the last day of the GEW brought together established businesspersons, entrepreneurs, experts and young people to put together a list of priority challenges [... 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]

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