Friday , October 28 2016

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Bumthang prefers men as leaders

LG: Going by the number of women Bumthaps voted for in the recent local government election, it is evident that people in the dzongkhag still prefer to have men as leaders.

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A bazam is revived


Infrastructure: The bazam or cantilever bridge that once connected Dongdidzong with Trashiyangtse town wears a new look today.

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The sacred Goempai Wangchen


Festival: Established by the 68th Je Khenpo Tenzin Dendup and His Majesty The Fourth King in 1988, the Goempai Wangchen of Wangduephodrang Dzong is believed to be one of the most sacred festivals in Buddhism.

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Labour ministry yet to begin investigation

Labour: Two months after receiving a letter of complaint about a violation of the labour Act from temporary staff of Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA), the labour ministry is still waiting for further information to begin an investigation.

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India releases Nu 500.5M

Cooperation: The Government of India (GoI) released Nu 500.467 million to the Royal Government under the Project Tied Assistance project, according to an Indian embassy press release.

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Urka Bangala floods weekend market


Agriculture: At this time of the year, the weekend vegetable market in Trashiyangtse is flooded with red and green Yangtsepa chilli, also known as Urka Bangala or Yangtsepa Ema. Yangtsepa chili is known for being larger than other chilies.

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FCBL resolves irregularities

Audit: The Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (FCBL) has resolved two major audit irregularities on time. This comes following its public hearing conducted by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on September 12.

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My Country, My Town

  • Stealing the show: Umbrellas block the view of those behind but then it can’t be helped Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Spice and safe: While garlic keeps vampires away, one wonders what chilis will do Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • 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