Friday , September 4 2015

Breaking News
  • High Court convicts former minister

    Transporting private timber by using a pool vehicle while being a dzongdag was not an emergency but a violation of laws

    Judiciary: Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court’s Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to a year in prison for misusing the dzongkhag’s pool vehicle to transport private timber from Haa to Thimphu.

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Latest News

Thromde launches 10 online public services


It has also automated its revenue and asset systems and upgraded its accounting system to improve efficiency

G2C: Thimphu residents can now apply online for some thromde services like obtaining a new water supply or calling the vacuum truck to clean their sewage tank.

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Water found in diesel tank


Reports of water content in diesel started pouring in after the recent flash floods

Fuel: Diesel samples from the fuel depot in Trongsa will be sent for laboratory tests to Thimphu to confirm if it contained water following reports of vehicles breaking down after the fueling at the station.

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Flood affects Amochhu Bridge completion


Contractors need at least six months more to complete the country’s longest permanent bridge

Disaster: The recent Amochhu flood has caused the ongoing Amochhu Bridge construction damage worth more than Nu 10M (million), officials from the department of roads (DoR) confirmed.

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Gasa may miss January’s thromde elections

The yenlag thromde has no registered voter while voters for dzongkhag thromde are yet to transfer their census LG: Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is gearing up to conduct dzongkhag and yenlag thromde elections across the country in January next year, but could miss Gasa.

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My Country, My Town

  • No need to read between the lines: A message couldn’t be clearer than this display of sign language. Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
    The secularisation of a sacred space: A picture that speaks a thousand words about the ubiquity of a
  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi