Friday , November 27 2015

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    Parliament endorses the last three thromdes

    Joint sitting: As proposed by the special committee of the Parliament, the joint sitting yesterday endorsed Betekha in Naja gewog as Paro’s yenlag thromde and Denchi and Nganglam as Pemagtshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromdes respectively.

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Unclear laws boost dzee business

Lack of clarity on rules for its transaction has led it to become a well-organised crime

Crime: Early this year, a man in Paro who negotiated his three-eyed dzee (cat’s eye) with a buyer landed up with a bag full of cardboard and papers in exchange.

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PM in New York


Diplomacy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met UN Under Secretary General and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, at the UNDP Headquarters in New York on Thursday.

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Teacher professional support division to be opened soon

The division will be responsible for the professional development of teachers

HR: To ensure that every teacher in the country receives need-based professional development (PD) trainings, the education ministry will soon establish a Teacher Professional Support Division (TPSD).

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Works resume in MHPA dam pit


Project officials assured it’s now safe for workers to work in the dam pit 

Hydropower: Concreting works in Mangdechu hydropower project’s (MHP) dam pit from 100-108 reduced distance (RD) has resumed a month ago after the landslide that claimed five lives last month interrupted the work.

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Lone affected landowner interrupts farm road construction

Claims the gewog administration didn’t get a written consent to allow the road through his land 

SDP: Claiming he was not consulted, a lone landowner in Tsirang has decided to not allow the Tashiyenjong - Kaphredara farm road in Kilkhorthang to pass through his land, construction for which began last month.

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Poor drainage blamed for flooding


It’s not monsoon or the swollen Dungsam river, but poor drainage that results in the town flooding every time it rains 

Thromde: Poor drainage system is what floods Samdrupjongkhar town every monsoon and not necessarily due to the swollen Dungsam river, residents say.

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Accommodating the city’s growing number of vehicles


Ground floor for parking rule changed as not many follow it

Thromde:  With the number of vehicles in the capital city increasing almost on a daily basis, parking space crunch could soon take over others as a major problem for the thromde as well as motorists.

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Third link to internet by 2017

Connectivity: Bhutan could have its third link to the internet by 2017. However, it is yet to be determined from where this link would be established.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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