Saturday , August 27 2016
  • Laws unclear on MPs’ study leave

    The recent case of an MP resigning after being denied study leave has also sparked debate on whether MPs should pursue such activities while in service

    Parliament: The recent incident of a Member of Parliament (MP) resigning after being denied study leave has sparked debate on whether an MP is entitled to such long-term leave while still serving.

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A failed reservoir tank

Paddy fields have been left fallow after the reservoir tank could not supply irrigation water

Some farmers have alleged that they were not consulted on the location of the reservoir
Irrigation: A water reservoir tank that was built to help irrigate paddy fields of six households in Tachoekha village in Tshogwom gewog has failed one year after its completion.

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Kuensel donates books

Donation: Kuensel corporation donated 3,075 books to more than 25 schools, including remote ones in Lunana, Laya and Lhingsi yesterday.

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Road between Trongsa and Zhemgang closed


Road: The national highway 2, the road between Trongsa to Zhemgang, has been closed since the evening of July 5 due to road widening work being carried out by Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project (MHPA) at Dzongkhalum.

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Drastic decline in local gypsum sales

Almost 50,000MT of unsold gypsum has accumulated at the company’s yard in Samdrupjongkhar

… as a result of stiff competition from Oman and Thailand
Mining: Despite a decline in operations, the Druk Satair Corporation Ltd in Samdrupjongkhar is not going to shut down, officials of the mining company said.

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GDG provided for decentralisation: PM

Grant: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, at the Meet-the-Press yesterday, defended the Gewog Development Grant (GDG), saying that the main objective of providing Nu 2 million (M) outside the regular annual budget to every gewog is to achieve decentralisation.

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WHO donates books


Donation: The World Health Organisation donated more than 200 Buddhist scripts, Sowa Rigpa textbooks, and medicine booklets to the library of the Faculty of Traditional Medicine (FTM) yesterday.

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Govt. working on illegal immigration

Immigration: Responding to the media yesterday during the Meet-the-Press, home minister Dawa Gyaltshen said that his ministry is working on the illegal immigration problem and on the 5,000 illegal non-uniform workers under DANTAK and IMTRAT.

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Seventh session of the second Parliament concludes


His Majesty The King addressed the closing session yesterday

Parliament: Endorsement of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) transport agreement, and the controversial Paro thromde boundary were the highlights of the seventh session of the second Parliament that concluded yesterday.

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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