Wednesday , August 31 2016
  • Villagers disgruntled with urban tax

    Some of the villagers of Weeling paid significantly higher taxes this year as their lands fall under Trongsa town’s extended boundary 

    Tax: The people of Weeling village under Nubi gewog in Trongsa are unhappy with the Trongsa municipal’s office making them pay urban land tax from this year.

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Art exhibition: ‘Her Expression III’ begins

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Art: ‘Her Expression III’ – an exhibition by Bhutanese female artists saw many breaking away from the convention and showcasing artworks that were not only simply beautiful to look at but also conveying significant messages.

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Langchenphu farmers in need of irrigation channel

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Agriculture: The people of sixteen households of lower Langchenphu village in Samdrupjongkhar are in desperate need of a permanent irrigation channel. Growing paddy, their main cash crop, is increasingly becoming difficult without a dependable irrigation channel.

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Forestry offices merger won’t affect services: PM

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Visit: Merging the dzongkhag forestry sector with the divisional offices will not impact the quality and access to such services, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said after concerns were raised during his gewog meeting programme in Kawang gewog yesterday.

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Zhung Dratshang goes online

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ICT: His Holiness the Je Khenpo yesterday launched the website of the Zhung Dratshang (Central Monastic Body) at the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu.

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Strengthening ACC to fight corruption

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HR: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) to ensure the former has enough human resources to fight corruption, yesterday.

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Finding teachers to teach agriculture

Education: With plans to expand agriculture for food security (AgFS) as an optional subject in the higher secondary schools next year, the Royal Education Council (REC) is planning to propose recruitment of College of Natural Resources (CNR) graduates to teach the subject.

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High Court dismisses Gidawom mining case appeal

Judiciary: The High Court has upheld the district court verdict on the Gidawom mining case, dismissing the appellant’s (the three mining companies namely River View, Taktshang and RSA private limited) appeal yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu