Monday , November 30 2015

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  • 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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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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Men fined for illegal slaughter

BAFRA: Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) in Dagapela slapped two men with a fine of Nu 5,000 on October 11, for slaughtering a bull without seeking approval from the authority and the livestock department.

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Four new birds discovered in Bhutan


Species: Bhutan is now home to 699 birds with the recent discovery of four birds, Jacobin Cuckoo (clamator jacobinus), Stork-billed Kingfisher (pelargopsis capensis), Greater Sand Plover (charadrius leschenaultii) and Little Owl (athene noctua).

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His Majesty The King graces IMTRAT Mela


Their Majesties also inaugurated a herbal garden dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

FAIR: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltshen yesterday graced the two-day IMTRAT Mela (fair) in Haa in commemoration of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo this year.

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About 1,059 children out of school

Provisions for the education of special needs children is crucial to achieve universal education

Education: At least 1.2 percent or about 1,059 six-year-olds are out of school, according to the annual education statistics 2015.

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Tashi Air gives away 60 free seats for patients

The airline has also introduced a frequent flyer programme and a mobile app 

Aviation: Tashi Air subsidiary, Bhutan Airlines, will provide 60 free seats for hospital patients requiring referral to Kolkata to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, it was announced at an event to mark the private airline’s second anniversary of international services on Saturday.

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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