Thursday , June 30 2016

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Panbang town to get landfill

Waste: The business community and residents of Panbang town will no longer have to dump their wastes in nearby forests. Soon the dungkhag will have a landfill.

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Jabmi Bill passed

Former judges are allowed private practice but only before courts higher than in which they served
Parliament: Former judges will be allowed to practice as lawyers (jabmi) before courts higher than he or she has presided over during their service as per a new clause in the Jabmi Bill, which the joint sitting of the Parliament passed yesterday.

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PHPA II to be completed by June 2018

Accelerated measures for dam concreting will ensure project’s completion 18 months ahead of previous deadline
Hydropower: The Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project Authority II is deploying accelerated measures for dam concreting to retrieve 18 months of time, and complete by June 2018.

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Ambassador to Belgium presents credentials

Ambassador Pema Choden receives an audience with His Majesty King Philippe

Diplomacy: Ambassador Pema Choden presented her Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium at the Royal Palace in Brussels on May 26 accrediting her as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bhutan to Belgium.

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Children with access to ECCDs learn better and more

A study has also found that children brought up in homes where they are hit or yelled at have weaker learning and development gains
Education: An impact evaluation study of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centre programmes conducted from March to November 2015, was presented in Thimphu yesterday.

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Road creates economic opportunities in Lauri

Already, there are six Bolero pickup trucks in the village

Development: For Dorji Lhamo, a farmer in Lauri gewog in Samdrupjongkhar, it took almost a day to decide if she should go to Jomotsangkha for shopping. The journey on foot took three days to and fro. But then, she had little choice.

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Commercial space in multi-level car park

The construction of the multi-level car park is expected to be completed by end of next year.
Infrastructure: About 20 percent of the two multi-level car parks that are currently being constructed in Thimphu city will be used for commercial purposes.

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Man in critical condition following assault

Crime: A 25-year-old man is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at  Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) after suffering a major head injury following an attack from a 23-year old man.

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Census postponed

It is yet to be determined when the population and housing census will be held 
Statistics: In what should put to rest rumours, May 30 and 31 will not be holidays.

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang