Tuesday , August 30 2016
  • Villagers disgruntled with urban tax

    Some of the villagers of Weeling paid significantly higher taxes this year as their lands fall under Trongsa town’s extended boundary 

    Tax: The people of Weeling village under Nubi gewog in Trongsa are unhappy with the Trongsa municipal’s office making them pay urban land tax from this year.

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IOCL to upgrade 15 fuel stations in next six months

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Along with the upgradation works, Bhutan will be upgraded to Bharat Stage (BS) IV, a quality upgrade on fuel from 2017

Fuel: Fifteen fuel stations in the western and southern parts of the country will soon be upgraded with modern facilities such as canopies and improved driveways, among others.

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Temminck’s tragopan in Bhutan

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Birding: As birdwatching gains popularity among Bhutanese, new birds are being recorded every few months, and the latest being the Temminck’s tragopan (Tragopan temminckii).

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His Majesty appoints Govt. secretaries

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Appointments: His Majesty The King appointed six government secretaries and the secretary general of the National Council yesterday. The new secretaries who received Dhar from His Majesty at the Tashichhodzong yesterday were:

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Water sharing still a problem in Wangdue

The problem is attributed to traditional practices still being followed

Resource: Despite having a Water Act and regulations in place to ensure equal water distribution, some rural villages still have to bear with unequal distribution due to customary water rights.

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The chilli farm of Nubi

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Agriculture: Chilli is one of the main cash crop for the people of Nubi gewog in Trongsa.

In Drenzhing village today, farmers are applying manure on their fields, carrying basketfuls of cattle dung.

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Taxi driver saves woman

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Assistance: Sonam Tashi was feeling unusually sleepy in the car that day. The last thing he remembers before the car he was travelling in veered off the road and into the river was looking at his watch.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu