Wednesday , May 25 2016

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Govt. cyber security team formed

ICT: With the country developing, both public and private organisations are focusing on e-governance. Various agencies are now rolling out many of their services online.

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Project MyBhutan comes online

Each trip to Bhutan purchased on the travel platform will contribute to Tarayana Foundation's efforts to empower rural communities 
Tourism: MyBhutan, a social enterprise that aims to create a better Bhutan through initiatives that target Bhutan’s most pressing issues, was launched April 25, according to a press release from the project.

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Relocation to Denchi to begin soon

Land: Questions are being raised in Pemagatshel on the delay to relocate the town to Denchi. It has been more than a decade since the intention to relocate the present town to Denchi, 18km away, was announced.

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Majority accepts Wangdue thromde structure plan

Thromde: The existing telecom office near Wangdue Dzong and Wangdue lower secondary school will be relocated to create space for the dzong on completion of the reconstruction project, as per the draft structure plan of Wangdue thromde.

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Drukair’s aircraft grounded for five more weeks

Drukair is currently awaiting a ferry clearance from Airbus to fly the aircraft to Singapore 

Aviation: The national airline’s Airbus A319 that was damaged by a freak hailstorm over Guwahati, India on April 16 will remain grounded for about four to five more weeks.

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Non-functional public toilets in Trongsa town

With the town’s only two public toilets closed for renovations, residents are relieving themselves in the open

Service: With the only two public toilets in Trongsa town closed for renovations, visitors especially if new to the town should be mindful of not loitering around for long unless they are okay with relieving themselves behind bushs.

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Exhibition to encourage the young

A solo contemporary art exhibition at the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu will remain open until May 4

Art: Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu yesterday opened a solo exhibition by Dorji Gyeltshen to encourage aesthetic appreciation for contemporary art and to motivate interest in the creative art among youth.

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Vendors cry for space

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Vegetable: Six vegetable vendors sell vegetables in temporary sheds below the parking space and near the old public toilet in Trongsa town. This is because dzongkhag officials did not allow them to sell vegetables at the vegetable shed near Dungkhor recently.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi