Sunday , November 29 2015

Breaking News
  • Gaping holes in hydropower polices

    Council: The government has violated the Bhutan Sustainable Hydropower Development Policy (BSHDP) 2008 by not giving the agriculture ministry the one percent electricity royalty in cash for integrated water resource management.

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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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Bhutan Lottery to start next year


Support of World Lottery Association sought for future expansion

SOE: The government would provide a seed money of about Nu 100 million as paid up capital to the Royal Bhutan Lottery Limited to enable it to start the lottery business from the first quarter of 2016.

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Curtain falls on Paro thromde issue

NC will not take up the issue after NA declined it recently

Thromde: The Paro thromde issue is now closed as the National Council (NC) will not take up the issue as the House cannot deliberate on it separately.

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Newborn found abandoned

Crime: Thimphu police are looking for the parents of a newborn who was found abandoned in a park below Voluntary Artists’ Studio in Thimphu (VAST) on October 11.

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Man detained for locking up wife and mother-in-law

While another man has been locked up for smuggling in tobacco products

Crime: Samdrupjongkhar police on October 26 arrested a 78-year-old man from Dewathang after his 75-year-old wife complained about him harassing her and her mother under the influence of alcohol and for locking them inside the house every day.

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Hazelnut arrives in Chukha


Agriculture: It is about four months, 20 farmers in Bjachho gewog’s Bjachho village have planted about 30 acres of hazelnut in their fallow land. Although the villagers are unsure how the nut trees would grow, many are still interested in trying out the plant.

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Former Royal Advisory Councillor sentenced

Breaking News: The former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen, was sentenced to three years of non-compoundable prison term this morning by the High Court in connection with illegal land transfer case. He was handed over to police after the High Court passed its verdict about an hour ago.

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Three arrested for alleged drug smuggling

Crime: A support staff of the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) is among the three men police arrested between October 23 to 27 for smuggling controlled narcotic and psychotropic substances into the country.

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My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • 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