Monday , September 26 2016
  • Bhutan hopes to expand peacekeeping role

    The foreign minister said at the 71st session of the UNGA UN: Bhutan hopes to expand its contribution to the UN peacekeeping effort in coming years, foreign affairs minister, Damcho Dorji said during his address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24.

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PDP nominates north Thimphu candidate

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By-election: Tshering, 36, from Taba in Mewang gewog, Thimphu was nominated as the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate from north Thimphu for the by-election in October.

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Boundary pillars handed over to local authorities

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Border: After completion of repair and reconstruction works, 48 Bhutan-India boundary pillars along the border under the Chukha-Alipurduar segment of the Bhutan-West Bengal sector were handed over to local authorities of Bhutan and India yesterday.

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LG battle begins in Haa

Candidates Phub Dema and Sonam Wangchuk share a moment with voters in Katsho

LG: It is a battle of experience in Eusu gewog and optimism of the newbies in Katsho gewog in Haa. The aspiring candidates began their campaign on September 5.

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More than 40 to restitute Nu 262M for fronting

Two more cases registered last week

Fronting: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) registered two more cases with the Phuentsholing dungkhag court last week bringing the total number of fronting cases to more than 35.

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Local ecologist recognised

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Environment: Local ecologist, Rebecca Pradhan, was recognised as one of the “Hotspot Heroes” by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) at the 6th IUCN World Conservation Congress on September 4, according to a press release issued by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).

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The lure of cardamom

A farmer displays cardamom seeds in Chongeykha-Dophulhaka chiwog of Phuentsholing gewog in Chukha. Almost every household in the chiwog grows cardamom today.

Agriculture: In Chongeykha-Dophulhaka chiwog of Phuentsholing gewog in Chukha, villagers do not keep kitchen gardens.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu