Friday , November 27 2015

Breaking News
  • Deadlock on thromdes again

    LG: From confusion on voting procedures to accusations flying back and forth, the deliberations on thromde at the joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday failed to reach a consensus on deciding Pemagatshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromde and Paro’s yenlag thromde (satellite town.)

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308 companies yet to take the BAS

Most companies are small and medium scale companies

Accounting: Of the 357 companies across the country, only 49 have complied with the Bhutan Accounting Standards (BAS) so far since it was made mandatory to comply with the standard in 2012.

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Power fluctuations irks Dagapela residents

Electricity: Dagapela dzongkhag may boast of having a hydroelectric project not far away from it, but the growing town cannot get away from a problem that has gripped it for years- power fluctuation.

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MHPA violates employment law temporarily employing more than 180 Bhutanese for more than a year 

Labour: The Mangdechhu Hydropower Project Authority, which has employed more than 180 Bhutanese temporarily for over a year, has violated provisions of the Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007 by not extending the employees’ benefits.

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International Day for disaster reduction observed


IDDR: About 15 schools from Thimphu thromde displayed their models for reducing disaster, which include disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness to observe the International Day for Disaster reduction (IDDR) yesterday at the Department of Youth and Sports auditorium in Thimphu.

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Trashigang reports drop in domestic violence cases


Besides increased awareness, most domestic violence cases are resolved at the gewog level resulting in less reporting

Community: Cases related to domestic violence are steadily decreasing in Trashigang according to records with the Royal Bhutan Police.

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Missing woman found dead

A 23-year-old woman was found dead below the multi-purpose trail in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park in Thimphu on October 12, two days after she was reported missing.

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Jomolhari Mountain festival sees good turnout

Amusement: Winners of a horse race, which was held  as part of the  Jomolhari Mountain festival last week   (Photo: Lhendup Tharchen, JDNP)

The festival is held annually to strengthen community-based conservation while celebrating life in the mountains 

Conservation: After trekking for two days from Shana in Paro and as temperatures dipped to almost zero degree, about 200 people including tourists joined the local communities last week at the third Jomolhari Mountain festival to celebrate life in the mountains.

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Six central schools in Samdrupjongkhar

Budget is not yet allotted for two CS 

Education: With two already in operation and three in the pipeline, the education ministry has added yet another to the list, taking the total number of central schools (CS) to six in Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi