Saturday , November 28 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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Decongesting tourist sites


Tour operators call for policy to govern regional tourists

Tourism: In an effort to decongest the space outside the Memorial Choeten in Thimphu, the Royal Bhutan Police has designated the parking space as a pick and drop zone.

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Champion 60 becomes official


The 60 peer counsellors will now start counselling in their respective schools and colleges 

Youth: Dechen Wangmo a final year student of Sherubtse College is getting cold feet. The 21-year-old coordinator of a Y-Peer is about to present a synopsis on youth issues in Bhutan, particularly on drug and alcohol abuse.

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Road widening works unsettles Sha Ngawang people


Land has slid and crops damaged while some farmers still await compensation 

Land: Eighty-year-old farmer Pema cannot remember when the Wangdue-Trongsa highway was built, but he sure remembers how the road cut through his paddy field.

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Non-frame method to stabilize slopes


About 300 slopes along the East-West highway alone need to be stabilized

Landslide: In what could possibly be a permanent solution to mitigate the increasing instances of landslides in the country, the works and human settlement ministry with assistance from Japan is experimenting the non-frame slope stabilization method in Dochula, Thimphu.

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Tashi Gatshel residents happy with LPG service


LPG: About a month after the issue of not getting subsidised Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) refilled was discussed at the dzongkhag tshogdu (DT), villagers of Tashi Gatshel in Bjachho, Chukha are content that the situation has now improved.

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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