Wednesday , August 31 2016
  • Villagers from Choekhorling transport materials over a landslide. The gewog has been cut off since July 18 after heavy rains washed away two portions of the road.

    Choekhorling cut off for over a month

    The roads department attributes shortage of excavators

    Connectivity: The villagers of Choekhorling gewog are irked with the Department of Roads (DoR) for not repairing their gewog connectivity road which has been severed at two locations.

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Lack of irrigation water puts Govt. under pressure

Irrigation: Delayed monsoon and drying water sources is causing irrigation problems leaving farmers in Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, and Trongsa at the mercy of the environment and dependent on the interventions of agriculture ministry.

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10 percent GDP growth unachievable: PM

IMF has projected that GDP will grow at 8.4 percent this year
Economy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said that the government will not be able to achieve an annual economic growth of 10 percent by 2018 as promised during its election campaign in 2013.

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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

Dzongkhalum

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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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