Sunday , October 4 2015

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  • Four e-taxi drivers switch cars, one sues dealer

    Save for one, Thunder Motors has taken back all second hand electric-taxis 

    Transport: Almost two months after they executed a legal agreement, four electric car drivers have returned their cars to the vehicle dealer, Thunder Motors while one has filed a case at the Thimphu district court.

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Tourism policy under review

The policy will also cover regional tourists that is increasing by the day

Tourism: To address emerging challenges and trends in the tourism industry, a team from the World Bank is reviewing Bhutan’s tourism policy.

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We comedians work hard

SorabhQ&A: Sorabh Pant is the author of The Wednesday Soul and Under Delhi, and one of India’s most popular comedians with over nine hundred shows in forty cities and eleven countries. He is the founder of East India Comedy.

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Heavy rain cuts off Lhamoizingkha


Road: For the last five days, Lhamoizingkha dungkhag has remained cut off from Phuentsholing and other parts of the country after the swollen Kalikhola stream at the border prevented vehicles from entering the dungkhag.

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Overwhelming turnout on first day of Mountain Echoes


Lit fest: If Bhutan had a space programme, there would be no dearth of Bhutanese astronauts, going by the number of school students who raised their arms in response to a question by the children’s science author, Lucy Hawking, at the first session of the literary festival, Mountain Echoes, held at the Tarayana centre, yesterday.

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Wangdue behind 11th Plan target

The dzongkhag is behind in reducing infant and under-five mortality

MTR: Less than half of its 11th Plan activities have been completed in Wangduephodrang while it’s on track to achieve the remaining targets, according to reports from the dzongdag and the local government leaders yesterday during the mid term review (MTR).

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Parent assaults teacher

Crime: A parent of a middle secondary school student assaulted a high school’s expatriate teacher for allegedly molesting the student last week.

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Gewog clerks seek clarification on their status

Submits petition seeking clarity on post and entitlement

Petition: Gewog clerks or gaydrungs from across the country had submitted a petition to the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and the local government department last week seeking clarification on the status of their post and their entitlements.

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My Country, My Town

  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho
  • Diversionary tactic: One of a pair of gumboots finds a renewed purpose after falling into disrepair. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho
  • From bear to bearer! Guess who’s the ultimate loser in the ongoing human-wildlife conflict? Photo by Tshering Palden, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Weighing up weigh-in: Guy on the left looks bigger; so the one to the right must have heavier bones Photo by Yonten Jamtsho, Lecturer, Sherubtse College