Thursday , February 11 2016

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Weather balloon service launched


The balloon will be launched twice a day during the pre-monsoon months of April, May, and June

STORM: An upper air observation service, that will allow more accurate weather forecasts, was officially launched by the Department of Hydro Met Services and Department of Air Transport (DAT) at Paro international airport, yesterday.

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Hitting the right note


Former thrompon begins campaign from his constituency

Campaign: The capital city’s former thrompon knows where to sniff for votes to run for a second successive term.

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Nu 397,490 released for windstorm compensation

One of the 80 houses damaged by the windstorm

Update: The Royal Bhutan Insurance Corporation office in Gasa on January 4 handed over a cheque of Nu 397,490 to the dzongkhag revenue office as rural insurance claim for the houses that were damaged by the December 26 windstorm in Lunana.

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Phuentsholing gets a quaint look


TCC pumped in Nu 20 M to redress the border town

Facelift:  Phuentsholing town is getting a new look altogether. It is no more that dusty, unpretty and vastly congested border town south of the country.

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Man found dead

Crime: A 26-year-old man was found dead near the Thimphu thromde office on January 2. Police identified the deceased as a former radio jockey from one of the private radio stations in Thimphu. He was from Lalikharka village in Tsirang.

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Demand for briquette not dropped

The briquette factory at Ramtokto produces 40-50 bags everyday

Fuel:  It has been more than a decade since use of bhukari (wood fed stove) was discouraged in Thimphu but demand for briquette has more or less remained same over the years.

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Bhutan role model for world: Johannes Binder

Johannes Binder

Diplomacy: Bhutan has vast potential to serve as a role model for the world in diverse fields such as sustainable tourism and alternative energy in the region, according to the new Resident Representative (RR) of Austria to Bhutan Johannes Binder.

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My Country, My Town

  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana