Saturday , November 28 2015

Breaking News
  • Gaping holes in hydropower polices

    Council: The government has violated the Bhutan Sustainable Hydropower Development Policy (BSHDP) 2008 by not giving the agriculture ministry the one percent electricity royalty in cash for integrated water resource management.

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Latest News

Four children injured in Jaigaon house fire


They were all locked inside the house on fire

Mishap: Three girls and a boy, all four-year old, were referred to Thimphu hospital after they suffered more than 40 to 50 percent burns on their bodies in a fire accident at the Chinese Lane, on Jaigaon’s side.

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G2C contact centre being piloted

The centre can be reached toll free at 8888 for any information related to the G2C services 

ICT: As part of an effort to increase public accessibility to G2C (government to citizen) services especially for rural communities, the G2C office will establish a hot line or contact centre by next month.

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Fire burns four children

Breaking News: Four children aged 5-7 years of two families are hospitalized for severe burns they suffered from a fire that broke out at the Chinese line in Phuentsholing town at 9 am today.

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Assistant principal detained as suspect in girl murder case

Body of the 13 year-old student found under the suspect’s bed

Crime: The assistant principal of Yebilaptsa Middle Secondary School (YMSS) was detained as the prime suspect in the murder of a class seven student after her body was recovered from his house on October 16.

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Centre for happiness opens in Bumthang


Centre dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo GNH: As a tribute to the father of Gross National Happiness (GNH), the Bayul Dewaling in Dhingdhima, Chokhortoe, Bumthang was inaugurated yesterday as an interim centre for GNH.

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Statue of Phurpa Palchhen Dorje Zhoenu consecrated


Consecration: His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab, Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, graced the Tashi Rabney (consecration ceremony) of the newly constructed statue of Phurpa (Vajra Kiliya) Palchhen Dorje Zhoenu at the Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing monastery in Drametse, Mongar on October 17.

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For safer skies

Aviation: As part of an effort to standardize airworthiness maintenance regulations in the region and improve aviation safety, member states of the South Asia Regional Initiative (SARI) met in Paro, last week.

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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