Thursday , May 5 2016

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Haa BHU reduced to rubble

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Fire: An ultrasound machine, a refrigerator, complete blood count machine and the drug store were all the rescue team could save in a fire that lasted for two hours completely destroying the grade I Bali basic health unit (BHU) in Haa yesterday.

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New arrival terminal at Paro operationalized

No congestion despite four flights landing in quick succession 

Aviation: Travelers can now expect to complete arrival procedures quicker following the operationalization of Paro international airport’s arrival terminal yesterday.

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TVET blueprint, a must to move ahead

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MoLHR: If Technical and Vocational Education and Trainings (TVETs) in the country is to produce a skilled workforce, the government needs to pump in money in the sector. The current share of the government budget for the TVET sector is just over one percent.

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One more body recovered yesterday

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MD assures the problem would not hamper the project’s deadline

Update: One more body was recovered yesterday two weeks after the downstream surge chamber of powerhouse at Punatshangchhu-II collapsed on March 3.

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RNR centre without staff

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DT members recommends the centre to be used as farm shop

DT: The issue of a non-operational Renewal Natural Resources Centre (RNRC) at Pangzam Khamoed in Thrimshing gewog was the highlight of the Trashigang dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) yesterday.

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PM urges Samdrupjongkar to work harder

MTR: Describing target as “unrealistic and too high,” Samdrupjongkhar Dzongdag Gholing Tshering during the 11th Plan mid-term review that was held yesterday, requested government to revise the target of the dzongkhag’s five key performance indicators (KPI).

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Taktshang closure deferred again

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The Cabinet will have the final say

Tourism: The closure timing for Taktshang monastery, Paro that was to come into effect from April 1 is deferred again.  The Cabinet will now decide it.

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  • World Press Freedom day

    Some journalists were recognised and rewarded for their achievements on press freedom day, May 3. For a profession that requires working longer hours than average on almost a daily basis, and with perhaps a little more stress, any credit would be welcomed and appreciated, no doubt.

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  • Honouring our lopens

  • A pedestrian street

My Country, My Town

  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho