Thursday , May 26 2016
  • Fronting a chronic problem: ACC

    Corruption: An investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has revealed how fronting in Phuentsholing thrived at the backdrop of the severe Indian Rupee (INR) shortage since 2011.

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Lyonchoen apprised of delayed payment issue

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Villagers of Serthi and Lauri complained of not receiving labour contribution payment for rural electrification

Visit: The issue of delayed labour payment was the highlight of the discussion during Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay’s visit to Serthi and Lauri in Jomotsangkha on May 16.

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Photography that focuses on self-esteem

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Exhibition: Olivier Jammes, a French photographer and an economist has been living in Bhutan for the last three years. This has given him the opportunity to go where other photographers don’t, to document Bhutan as usually not shown in photography books.

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No progress on proposed tunnel roads

Connectivity:  Except for the Thimphu to Wangdue tunnel road, for which a feasibility report is being finalised, no progress has been made on the remaining nine tunnel roads of the road master plan 2007-2027.

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More women expected to contest in LG

… at least in Trongsa and Bumthang 
LG: Although women outnumbered men in registering for the Functional Literacy Test (FLT) for the upcoming local government elections, less women sat for the test on April 30.

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Scheme inspires conservation

Namay Nichu PES in Tsento gewog , Paro

The Payment for Environment Services scheme has renewed enthusiasm among community forest members 
Environment: Despite their hard work and investment, the Burkhey community forest in Phuentsholing was failing to inspire its members. Of the initial 29 members, eight households had dropped out.

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Gelephu’s poor academic performance

Improving academic performance of students remains a priority
MTR: Improving academic performance of students remains a priority for Gelephu thromde as indicated during the mid-term review.

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Paro DT to seek clarification on tenure of local leaders

In doing so, the DT will write to Parliament, ECB and DLG
LG: Given inconsistencies in the Acts, Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) will seek clarification from Parliament, Election Commission of Bhutan and the Department of Local Government (DLG) on the confusion over local government election related issues.

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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