Tuesday , December 1 2015

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  • Not ratifying EIB agreement will be a big loss

    ... Says Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee 

    Parliament: The failure to ratify the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement would mean missing out on an opportunity and even embarrassment for Bhutan, according to the chairperson of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee, Rinzin Dorji.

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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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Highways top Samdrupjongkhar’s concerns


Lyonchoen assured to look into the maintenance of the highway and the progress on other roads

Visit: The increase in population and number of vehicles over the years calls for a pliable highway between Samdrupjongkhar and Samdrupcholing dungkhag, the people of Phuntshothang gewog raised to Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay yesterday.

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Royal tour of Chukha concludes


Visit: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen concluded the Royal Tour of villages across Chukha dzongkhag with a visit to the Dokhachoe Gonpa in Chapcha yesterday.

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Discussions to prioritize Dzongkha underway

The issue of national language’s declining quality is likely to be tabled in the upcoming Parliament session

Language: The social and cultural committee of the National Assembly (NA) is consulting stakeholders on the quality of Dzongkha language to table the issue for discussion in the upcoming Parliament session.

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Bhutan Foundation donates TraumaMan to JDWNRH


Health: To train health workers at the National Emergency Education Centre (NEEC), Bhutan Foundation yesterday donated a SimuLab TraumaMan worth Nu 1.8 million (M) to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH).

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Four fronting cases deferred, eight more with OAG

But court proceedings on Lal Chand’s tax evasion case will continue

Corruption: Phuentsholing dungkhag court has deferred the trial proceedings for four fronting cases after the Attorney General wrote to the court requesting it to temporarily suspend the hearings.

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Tourists ask for better restroom facilities


The lack of roadside amenities is perhaps a tourist’s nightmare during their stay in Bhutan

Tourism: Of the various activities that tourists indulge in to experience the Bhutanese tradition and culture, relieving behind the bush is one of them.

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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