Thursday , September 29 2016
  • Chief  Election Commissioner, Chogyal Dago Rigdzin, officially releases the results of the second local government elections held on September 27, yesterday

    Second LG elections historic: ECB

    Two women have been elected gups
    LG: Tuesday’s local government (LG) elections saw a voter turnout of 55.8 percent. This is a slight decrease from 56.23 percent in the first LG elections.

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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

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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

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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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Art exhibition: ‘Her Expression III’ begins

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Art: ‘Her Expression III’ – an exhibition by Bhutanese female artists saw many breaking away from the convention and showcasing artworks that were not only simply beautiful to look at but also conveying significant messages.

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Langchenphu farmers in need of irrigation channel

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Agriculture: The people of sixteen households of lower Langchenphu village in Samdrupjongkhar are in desperate need of a permanent irrigation channel. Growing paddy, their main cash crop, is increasingly becoming difficult without a dependable irrigation channel.

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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