Sunday , May 29 2016
  • Local leaders will forego gratuity to re-contest

    In line with the LG members entitlement Act
    LG: With most local leaders in Paro completing their tenure in August, should they resign before that, they will have to forego their benefits in line with the local government (LG) members entitlement Act.

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Zimdra donates van to RENEW

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Community: Vehicle dealer Zimdra donated a van worth Nu 411,280 to RENEW, the organisation concerned with the protection and education of women and girls, yesterday.

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Religious personnel: an agent for change?

A survey was conducted to assess their knowledge, attitude and practice on social issues

Survey: The understanding of social issues among religious personnel need to be improved going by the findings of a survey conducted among 3,242 religious personnel.

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Migration hinders Gasa’s agriculture objectives

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Road constructions and landslides are other reasons for some targets not being met

MTR: While Gasa has achieved 67 percent of its 11th Plan activities, the dzongkhag has requested reducing the targets of paddy, wheat, barley, potato and egg production during its midterm review (MTR) held yesterday.

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Impact: As effluents go into the rivers

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Environment: With the increasing number of vehicles being registered every year in Thimphu, car-wash facilities along the Lungtenzampa-Babesa highway are increasing. And with it, the negative environmental impacts.

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Completion of Hindu temple delayed

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Construction: The Hindu temple at Kuensel Phodrang that should have been completed long ago is still being built with only about 60 percent of the works complete. Construction began in November 2012.

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Wandering through cycle of life

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Review: For indeed, what goes around, comes around. What you sow, you bloody reap entire. Sonam Phuntsho’s Samsara – A Bhutanese Tale – is something of a novelty really, in ways more than one, to put it unshrivellingly straight and necessarily unclothed. When good things happen, which is vastly not very often, laying them bare as they appear is perhaps the only honourable thing to do. And it is done.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • 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