Saturday , April 30 2016
  • Discrepancy deprives LG leaders of PF

    No PF deductions were made from the salaries of gups, mangmis and tshogpas
    Entitlement: A major discrepancy in the financial system has deprived most of the incumbent local government (LG) members of their retirement benefits.

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Villagers want logging stopped

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Submits petition to dzongkhag asking to protect their environment

Resources: With increasing incidents of felling trees in their catchment area, members from about 40 households in Chungkar village in Zobel and Gonpawoong Khatoe village in Shumar had submitted a petition to the dzongkhag requesting to control felling of trees.

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Bhutan matters

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...for a number of reasons, says former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Does Bhutan Matter? "Yes, it does", says Tim Fischer, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (1996-1999) in his keynote address to "Bhutan Update 2016" conference jointly organised by the Bhutanese scholars and students in Canberra and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Government on March 9.

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Survey to determine elephant population

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Wildlife: Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus), the wild giants people  revere and forebode as well have long been misery for the farmers south of the country. Yet we do not know how many of them are there in the wild.

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Teach your sons to respect women: HM Gyalyum

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HM Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck joins students of P/Ling to observe IWD

IWD: Observing the International Women’s Day (IWD) yesterday, Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck underlined the importance of parental roles and country’s HIV status to the student crowd Chumigthang Middle Secondary School and villagers of Sampheling gewog, Phuentsholing.

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Gelephu Thromde flooded with applications

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Industrial Service Centre yet to be developed

Industry: The Gelephu Thromde has only begun ground works on developing the Industrial Service Centre and the office is overwhelmed with applications reserving a space in what looks like a good prospectus for businesses in the border town.

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An amicable solution

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DT decides to divide the market shed into two for rural and urban vendors

Vegetable: After a long discussion over the use of vegetable market below Bajo town, the Wangdue Dzongkhag Tshogdue (DT) decided to divide and allot the market shed to  farmers and urban  vendors selling imported produce.

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The high cost of connecting Bhutan’s remotest gewogs

Establishing a community centre in these gewogs could cost at least Nu 8 million each

Community: The establishment of community centres in five remaining gewogs may not be possible given high costs, it was pointed out by the Department of Information Technology and Telecom during its mid-term review (MTR) held last month.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai