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Put climate change assessments into action: PM

PM meets the participants at the Climate Change Dialogue

Dialogue: It is time Bhutan started translating assessments and studies done so far on combating climate change into action, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said. He said there are already numerous assessments within sectors that point towards strategies and policies for clean and green socio-economic development in Bhutan. Lyonchoen called for ...

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ILCS holds a Read Fest to encourage reading

Reading time: Students greet their classmates to the Reading Fest yesterday at ILCS, Taktse

Reading: Monday had perhaps never been this exciting for the students and teachers of Institute of Language and Culture Studies (ILCS), Taktse, Tongsa. Characters from books they read came alive yesterday and filled the campus as final year students of BA in Language and Literature (BLL) organised a day long ...

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High tech to thwart low thievery

One of the hundreds of vandalised choetens in Trashigang

Law and Order: To deter and reduce vandalism of choetens and robberies of lhakhangs, the police are planning to install CCTV (close circuit television) and shock sensor technology. The plan will see two CCTVs installed in each identified lhakhang.  The move is estimated to cost Nu 330 million. Some 476 ...

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19 officials yet to declare assets

ACC: More than two weeks after the month long grace period for 2014 ended on April 30, a total of 19 officials out of the 45 under Schedule I are yet to declare their assets with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Schedule I comprise ministers, MPs, heads of political parties, heads ...

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For affordable and reliable connectivity

The telecom policy replaces the Bhutan ICT policy, 2004 IT: The government will have to ensure affordable connectivity for all through the creation of a conducive environment for private investments and competition. This is one of the many objectives of the Bhutan Telecommunications and Broadband policy 2014, which will guide ...

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Shooting boulders kill one

Accident: A 45-year-old woman died on the way to hospital after she was hit by shooting stones in Yangmalashing chiwog in Decheling gewog on May 16. The woman and her father were walking to Nganglam, about three hours walk away, when the incident occurred. The village tshogpa said they started ...

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Layaps feel let down by farm road quality

Connectivity: The people of Laya are not happy with the farm road that connects Laya with Gasa. Laya gup, Kinley Dorji, said that Layaps were particularly dissatisfied with the quality of the 26km road. The gewog raised the issue of poor road quality at the fifth dzongkhag tshogdu (DT), when ...

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Six killed in Bolero mishap

Accident: Six people were killed on the spot after a Bolero pick up truck veered of the road and plunged about 1,000 feet into the Gamri River near Riju, Trashigang yesterday. A lone woman who survived the accident was rushed to the hospital.

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Picture story

The remote Resa village in Saling, Mongar was connected to the grid on May 15 to provide electricity to 52 households under the rural electrification project. HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck joined the people for the event and also visited Pema Samden Choling Lhakhang. Resa village is a nine km ...

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Prepared for earthquake response:  Home minister

earthquake

Quake: Bhutan is prepared in terms of response and relief but needs to strengthen its coordination and technical expertise should an earthquake strike the country, home minister Damcho Dorji said. The tremors of the second earthquake that struck Nepal on May 12 collapsed a classroom wall in Lingzhi primary school, ...

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Talk shows off air

The authority asserts its authority over what’s broadcast over the airwaves  Radio: It has been more than a month since the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) instructed private radio company Radio Valley to stop airing talk shows. The reason being that Radio Valley only holds an entertainment license and ...

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Local demand for data storage in doubt

Bhutan Telecom has requested the government to host data with them IT: Four months after Bhutan Telecom (BT) launched its Tier III data centre in Phuentsholing, the centre’s chances of drawing government agencies as domestic clients looks bleak. The centre opened for business mid February this year. BT officials in ...

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  • The new dispensation

    It was busy yesterday (Friday), with Thimphu residents engaging in another round of exchange of goodwill and offering of khadars, as a new group of officers take up important posts in the government and constitutional offices.

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My Country, My Town

  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute