Wednesday , February 10 2016

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Thromde officials await test results

… to confirm what killed the fishes in Dungsamchhu 

Environment: Samdrupjongkhar thromde officials are still waiting for the results from National Environment Commission (NEC) to find out what caused the fishes in the Dungsamchhu to die.

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Gyalyum Charitable Trust launched


Trust to ensure the sustainability of charitable organizations 

Charity: Her Majesty The Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Ashi Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck launched the Gyalyum Charitable Trust at the Textile Museum in Thimphu yesterday.

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RTC receives research grant

Award: The Royal Thimphu College was awarded the Institutional Development Grant from the prestigious Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research based in the United States.

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Park officials nab leopard killers

Wildlife: Two men from Tsenkhar in Lhuentse, who were caught with parts of Schedule I species Common Leopard (panthera pradus), were released on the condition that they will report the matter to Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP) on January 19 along with two other accomplices.

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Phobjikha grows South American quinoa


RDC plans to try quinoa adaptability in other parts of the country

Agriculture: Evaluation has found that two varieties of quinoa (chenopodium quinoa wild) in Phobjikha, Wangdue was a success.

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Teacher gets 9 years for student murder

Sentence: Yebilaptsa Middle Secondary School’s (YMSS) Assistant Principal Karma Sangay, who murdered a 14-year-old student on October 16 last year, has been handed a nine-year term in prison.

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Special van to speed up fixing of severed internet cables


Cable cuts occur as a result of construction activities in Thimphu city 

ICT: In what should allow Bhutan Telecom to fix internet cables that have been severed by construction activities in a faster and more efficient way, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated a Nu 4 million specially equipped “splicing” van to the company, yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana