Wednesday , October 7 2015

Breaking News
  • Fund for protected areas close to fruition

    The initiative comes just as investments on conservation have been decreasing 

    Conservation: Bhutan for Life initiative, a fund that would guarantee long-term protection of Bhutan’s parks and biological corridors (BCs), is steadily nearing its realisation.

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Ministers meet graduates


NGOP: It was the perfect forum for the 2,700 graduates to question the government when seven members of the Cabinet opened themselves to questions yesterday at the ongoing orientation programme.

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Whose electric fencing will stay?


The mega farm will install its fencing at the same spot where the gewog’s efencing has been installed

Farm: Villagers of Samrang are concerned that a section of the solar electric fencing installed last year to save their crops from wildlife might have to make way for the upcoming livestock mega farm project.

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High Court convicts former FM Rinzin Dorje

Breaking news:  Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to one year in prison for misusing dzongkhag DCM pool vehicle to transport his private timber from Thimphu to Haa.

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Reliable hydromet data becomes crucial

Bhutan among the most disaster prone country in the region

Disaster: Floods, cyclones and storms claimed more lives in Bhutan than earthquake accounting for about 95 percent of the 304 deaths related to natural disasters in 17 years (from 1994-2011). The remaining 5 percent were from earthquakes, a World Bank report points out.

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My Country, My Town

  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • More an invitation than a warning? Maybe the word ‘don’t’ needed a bigger font size, italics or an underline to get the message across! Photo by Tshering Dorji, Kuensel, Thimphu