Thursday , November 26 2015

Breaking News
  • Deadlock on thromdes again

    LG: From confusion on voting procedures to accusations flying back and forth, the deliberations on thromde at the joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday failed to reach a consensus on deciding Pemagatshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromde and Paro’s yenlag thromde (satellite town.)

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Latest News

Quality of potato seedlings blamed for poor harvest


Agriculture: Potato growers in Tashi Gatshel village of Bjachho gewog in Chukha are unhappy about this year’s poor harvest. Their stand is that the Tashi Agriculture Sales and Services (TASS) distributed poor quality seedlings this year.

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Goleng villagers want naked conductors removed


Electricity: Following the death of a villager not long ago, villagers of Goleng in Zhemgang are urging the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) to replace the naked aluminum conductors with  (aerial bundled conductors) ABC conductors.

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Bhutan’s first chopper lands


Aviation: In a historic development for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the country’s first helicopter sporting the country’s national flag, touched down at Paro international airport, yesterday.

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Eastern circuit still the least explored


Govt. optimistic that 20 percent of the total tourist arrivals visit the east by 2018

Tourism: The government’s pledge to make 20 percent of the tourists visit the eastern circuit by 2018 may take a while with many tour operators not promoting the eastern circuit.

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Bhutan, SDGs, and challenges

Prime Minister assured population and housing census will be carried out next year

Global Goals: Bhutan stands at interesting crossroads today. While it has achieved most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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Bhutan will meet MDG targets: PM

The unfulfilled targets will be pursued through sustainable development goals SDGs: The government will continue to work towards fulfilling the unmet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets the deadline for which ends this December.

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A library goes mobile for a day


A primary school initiated the programme to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Education: In a modest celebration, Wangdue Primary School took more than 6,000 library books on wheels and offered a daylong reading service to people lacking access to library in Punakha and Wangdue, last week.

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Winning students receive scholarships, gadgets, at end of IT competition

The competition was organized as part of the Chiphen Rigpel project 

ICT: Biren Sharma and Yogesh Sharma, both students of Peljorling Higher Secondary School (HSS) in Samtse, were declared the winners of the Chiphen Rigpel Digital Champ competition and as a result won full scholarships to pursue their graduate education at the NIIT University in India, yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi