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  • Aviation

    Relocation of air force camp finalised

    … the move has been welcomed by the two airlines as it will mean a larger apron and enhanced safety on the ground

    Aviation: Bringing to an end an almost decade long process, the relocation of the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) at Paro international airport has been finalised.

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BICMA finds publisher liable in placing scam ad

Media: In relation to a scam placed in Tashi Delek, the inflight magazine for the national airline Drukair, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) has found publisher Bhutan Observer liable for the losses suffered by three people who responded to the advertisement.

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June -Trongsa’s wettest month

Monsoon contributes about 72 percent of the total annual rainfall in Bhutan

Monsoon: Measuring 66.7mm, Trongsa received the highest rainfall in the country this month, breaking its record of 47.4mm in 2010 in the same month, records with meteorology division show.

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Student’s body found

Update: A week after he was washed away, Thimphu police yesterday found the body of a 14-year-old Dechenchholing HSS student in the Wangchu below the school for language and cultural  studies, Babesa.

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Facilitating land-related issues

Towards this end, the commission has sent a land inspector each to all 20 dzongkhags

NLC: Local leaders are overwhelmed with land related issues in the gewogs, especially with cases of individuals encroaching on to state land and constructing houses on wetland, knowingly or unknowingly.

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Lake burst forces evacuation in Punakha-Wangdue valley


Mochu swells but no major flood reported as of midnight

Flood: Residents of Punakha and Wangdue valley, who were evacuated to safety were asked to remain at higher grounds as of late night yesterday with impeding dangers from a possible flood after the Lemthang Tsho in Laya burst around 6.30pm yesterday.

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Trongsa town put on flood alert


A damaged drainage has raised landslide threat levels in parts of the township

Monsoon: Residents of Trongsa town have been put on alert after the areas below Chokhorling and those above Oyster hotel started cracking and sliding as rainwater gushed downstream from a damaged drainage.

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Mass tree plantation volunteers awarded certificates


Records: Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck on June 27 awarded certificates to 100 volunteers who planted an average of eight trees a minute to beat the Guinness world record and officials involved in the mass tree plantation at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu.

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Cabbies go berserk


RSTA: About 300 taxi drivers thronged the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) office about 8:30am yesterday.  The taxi drivers wanted to make sure they didn’t miss a refresher course on “road safety and traffic discipline” organised by the RSTA.

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  • Living in new times

    Until recently we were concerned about the dilution of our culture due to the influence of the West.  We were not alone.  The whole of Asia, home to rich cultures and traditions, was worried.  To counter the decadent western influence, some rose to the occasion.

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My Country, My Town

  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute
  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu