Tuesday , December 1 2015

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  • Not ratifying EIB agreement will be a big loss

    ... Says Chairperson of the Foreign Relations Committee 

    Parliament: The failure to ratify the European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement would mean missing out on an opportunity and even embarrassment for Bhutan, according to the chairperson of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee, Rinzin Dorji.

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Labour shortage impedes dzong construction


Construction: With the large volume of work at the Pemagatshel Dzong construction in Denchi, the project officials said there is a need for labour contributions, especially in the field of masonry from the eight gewogs.

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Bhutan’s hydropower to reduce CO2 in India

…by replacing thermal plants in India where coal is the main raw material

Power trade: Hydropower supply from Bhutan would reduce carbon dioxide in India by about 10M tons in 2016/17 and could be as high as 40M tons annually by 2020/21.

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More than 10,000 homes connected with farm roads

About 68 percent of households are less than an hour’s walk from the nearest motorable road point

Connectivity: Farm roads connected 10,444 houses in the first two years of the 11th Plan, records with the agriculture and forests ministry show.

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Trongsa awaits directives on convicted gup

Gup was convicted for bribing in 2009

LG: Trongsa dzongkhag officials are waiting for directives from higher authorities on what further actions should be taken against Langthel gup, Lham Dorji who was convicted to six months imprisonment.

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Eight power tillers distributed to gewogs in Thimphu


Agriculture: To mitigate farm labour shortages and to improve accessibility of the farm machinery to the marginal farmers who cannot afford to own machines, the agriculture ministry issued a power tiller each to eight gewogs in Thimphu yesterday.

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Drukair incident ignites probe into private practice

The doctor maintains that he provided medical assistance and certified the patient on humanitarian grounds 

Health: The Bhutan Medical and Health Council is examining the case of the doctor, who certified an ailing patient as fit for travel but who was later de-boarded from Drukair, the national airline following safety concerns.

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Online permit system to go operational by yearend

The system will facilitate processing of travel permits online for regional tourists

Tourism: The proposed online permit system for regional tourists will be operational by the end of this year with its testing beginning this month, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) officials said.

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  • Ban not the best solution

    Sreet vendors have appealed to the Prime Minister after authorities banned them from selling food at night on the streets. The police have attributed rising crime with the availability of late night street food. They argue that street food is encouraging people to stay out longer and providing the fuel for people to commit crime.

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  • Time to deal with mounting waste

  • All is not well

My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro