Saturday , October 10 2015

Breaking News
  • Regional aviation body to move to Bhutan

    The presence of the body is expected to boost the country’s poor aviation oversight capabilities

    Aviation: In what is being deemed a major achievement for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the office of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme – South Asia (COSCAP-SA), responsible for improving the safety oversight capability of member states, among others, will be based in Bhutan from next year.

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Prime suspect still at large

Update:  Jomotsangkha police are still on the look out for the 44-year old farmer from Lauri gewog who was suspected to be involved in the illegal transaction of controlled substances and had absconded about three months ago.

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Guru statue consecration on November 1


The construction of the statue will be completed this month Religion: The consecration of the giant bronze statue of Guru Nangsey Zilneon  in Tangmachu, Lhuentse will be held on November 1 this year.

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Bhutan adds 15 new species to its biodiversity


These include 11 plants, and a fish, a bird, a snake, and a moth each  Conservation: Fifteen new species of plants and animals were discovered in the past six years in Bhutan, a new World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report released yesterday revealed.

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Indo-Bhutan railway project to be reviewed

Trade: Bhutan and West Bengal have renewed their commitment to pursue the Golden Jubilee Railway line from Hashimara to Bhutan, which was earlier halted due to land acquisition problems in West Bengal.

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First plastic waste road laid in Thimphu


The technology will be tested on the road at Pelela where asphalt blacktopping has not worked 

Entrepreneur: In a move towards building environment friendly roads in Bhutan, a technology that uses plastic waste to blacktop roads has begun.

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Tour operators must use designated routes and campsites: TCB

Those found using undesignated trekking routes or campsites and accommodation will be penalised

Tourism: In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding the Bumdra campsite above Taktshang in Paro, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) officials clarified that the campsite is not among the approved trekking routes and campsites.

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Farm mechanisation project’s phase II approved

JICA: To provide farmers with better access to appropriate farm machineries, the government had requested the Government of Japan for a technical cooperation project called Strengthening Farm Mechanisation Project Phase II (SFaMP).

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My Country, My Town

  • Flower petsWith a little imagination (as shown here), a lot of stuff can be put to use and not laid to waste. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel
  • Sign out: As the road’s been dug up, it’s going to be a go-slow zone with or without the warning Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu