Thursday , October 8 2015

Breaking News
  • Fund for protected areas close to fruition

    The initiative comes just as investments on conservation have been decreasing 

    Conservation: Bhutan for Life initiative, a fund that would guarantee long-term protection of Bhutan’s parks and biological corridors (BCs), is steadily nearing its realisation.

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SAARC focuses on SDF

Meeting: The SAARC Development Fund Governing Council met in Kathmandu, Nepal following the SAARC finance secretaries and ministers meeting on August 19 and 20 respectively.

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Sixth edition of Mountain Echoes ends


 Lit fest: The sixth edition of the literary festival, Mountain Echoes, concluded on Saturday with Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck speaking about her book, Dochula: A Spiritual Abode, which was launched at the festival, and His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, to whom this year’s festival was dedicated.

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Filling the gaps of those on studies

To provide services to villagers, local leaders in Wangdue ask for replacement of officials who are away on studies

DT: Local leaders in Wangdue have requested the government to provide replacement for gewog extension and administration officers when they leave for studies, and to also depute gewogs with RNR staff separately.

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Runaway detainee caught in Tsirang

Crime: Two days after he managed to escape from the detention centre, Damphu police and volunteers on August 21 caught the 43-year-old man, who has been accused of rape of a child below 18 years.

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Retaining wall collapses in TMSS


Monsoon: Just when the football match was getting intense, a sizable portion of the retaining wall of Trashigang middle secondary school’s football pitch collapsed on August 22.

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RICBL heads accused of mismanagement

An anonymous letter has been sent to the ACC and the company’s board 

Grievances: Accusing the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) management of lapses, misuse of authority and favoritism, an anonymous letter has been sent to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) seeking investigation.

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Farm products at CFM safe: BAFRA


Tests confirm that the rumours of fruits and vegetables containing pesticides are untrue

Food: Allaying rumours of adulterated fruits and vegetables being sold in the centenary farmers market, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) confirmed through tests that the products were free of pesticides and safe for consumption.

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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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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