Friday , October 9 2015

Breaking News
  • Supreme Court lifts freeze on marriage certificate

    Guidelines for marriage between Bhutanese and foreigners framed 

    MC: The Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk yesterday directed the High Court to start processing Marriage Certificates (MC) for Bhutanese married to foreigners starting November 4 this year.

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Latest News

Guru statue consecration on November 1


The construction of the statue will be completed this month Religion: The consecration of the giant bronze statue of Guru Nangsey Zilneon  in Tangmachu, Lhuentse will be held on November 1 this year.

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Bhutan adds 15 new species to its biodiversity


These include 11 plants, and a fish, a bird, a snake, and a moth each  Conservation: Fifteen new species of plants and animals were discovered in the past six years in Bhutan, a new World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report released yesterday revealed.

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Indo-Bhutan railway project to be reviewed

Trade: Bhutan and West Bengal have renewed their commitment to pursue the Golden Jubilee Railway line from Hashimara to Bhutan, which was earlier halted due to land acquisition problems in West Bengal.

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First plastic waste road laid in Thimphu


The technology will be tested on the road at Pelela where asphalt blacktopping has not worked 

Entrepreneur: In a move towards building environment friendly roads in Bhutan, a technology that uses plastic waste to blacktop roads has begun.

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Tour operators must use designated routes and campsites: TCB

Those found using undesignated trekking routes or campsites and accommodation will be penalised

Tourism: In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding the Bumdra campsite above Taktshang in Paro, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) officials clarified that the campsite is not among the approved trekking routes and campsites.

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Farm mechanisation project’s phase II approved

JICA: To provide farmers with better access to appropriate farm machineries, the government had requested the Government of Japan for a technical cooperation project called Strengthening Farm Mechanisation Project Phase II (SFaMP).

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Suicide rising in Trashigang

School counsellors call for a need to assess the benefits of awareness programmes

Health: Jampeling Middle Secondary School (JMSS) in Trashigang was electing school captains when they heard the news a few weeks ago.

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My Country, My Town

  • Sign out: As the road’s been dug up, it’s going to be a go-slow zone with or without the warning Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • 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