Monday , September 26 2016
  • An unwelcome credit growth

    Economy: While the country’s credit market is concentrated in housing and personal consumption, a few sectors are starving for credit.

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132-decimal Govt. land grabbed through collusion

Corruption: A total of 1.32 acres of government land at Gangchey and Chang Debsi in Chang gewog, Thimphu, were illegally encroached, measured and registered as private land during the new sathram compilation (NSC) survey in 2000.

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Truckers to reiterate their request to NC

Transport: The Trucker’s Association of Bhutan say they face a lot of problems while plying in India, and now  want the government to include these problems in negotiations on the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement.

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Contract teachers may get extension

Education: The education ministry has said that the contract period for contract teachers with Bachelor’s of Education (B.Ed) degrees, recruited in 2015, will be renewed based on the requirement proposal submitted by the respective dzongkhags.

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Monks learn to manage disaster


Disaster: To increase the knowledge on disaster risk reduction and preparedness of nuns and monks, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and focal persons from central monastic body conducted disaster management training at Sangchoekhor monastic school in Paro.

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Replacement land sought


Land: Land owners in Wangdicholing village in Bumthang are calling for the government to provide them with land replacement as no new constructions are permitted if their plots fall on the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood zone.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu