• The roadblock at Box-cut along the Gelephu-Trongsa highway was cleared on July 13. DoR officials say the road is likely to be blocked again (Photo: DoR, Sarpang)

    23 highways blocked in central and eastern Bhutan

    Monsoon this year has not only disrupted road transportation but also hit domestic air services in the country. Flight cancellations due to bad weather are reported from all three domestic airports. Gelephu airport reported a last minute cancellation following unfavourable weather condition yesterday. The airport recorded five cancellations so far. 

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Fire razes house, kills one 

The incident occurred in Rayzor village in Yurung, Pemagatshel around 4:50am

An 87-year-old man died in a fire that razed a two-storied traditional house to the ground on May 2. The incident occurred in Rayzor village in Yurung, Pemagatshel around 4:50am. The deceased was alone at home during the incident. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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200 vehicle owners fined for violating new parking rules

Parking vehicles along the roads is not allowed

The road from the Changzamtog flyover towards Changgedaphu, populary known as the ring road is free of parked cars by the roadside.  This is following stringent penalty system to decongest roads and to reduce accidents.  To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Gold smugglers sentenced

Paro dzongkhag court, this week, convicted five men to prison terms ranging between five years and two months, and one year two weeks for their involvement in smuggling 11.04 kg of gold worth USD 7 million into the country from Thailand. Customs officials at Paro airport detained a businessman Sonam …

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Man charged for fraudulent cheque writing

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged a 31-year-old man from Ugyentse in Samtse for fraudulent cheque writing to Paro dzongkhag court. According to the charges, the man took Nu 860,000 from a woman, who resides in Paro, claiming he would buy a shop for her in Thimphu. It …

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Investing in research important: RUB

The members of the National Assembly and the officials of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) on April 29 in Thimphu underscored the need to establish an apex research body with a mandate to provide approval for research activities in Bhutan. RUB’s Vice Chancellor, Nidup Dorji, said that there was …

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Fani could bring heavy rain to Bhutan

The latest forecast from National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) has reported the southern, eastern, and isolated places in central Bhutan might receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 4 and 5. The rest of the country is likely to receive moderate to heavy rain. In the last …

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Picture story

Save the Children yesterday handed over assistive devices to support teaching –learning for children with visual and hearing impairment to the education ministry yesterday. It also supported the development of a 10-year roadmap for inclusive education for children with disabilities.  Save the Children’s support to the project is worth Nu …

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Lack of advocacy blocks digital switch 

Nine months since the cable operators in Thimphu facilitated the switch, about 90 percent of subscribers within and periphery areas of thromde have installed digital set top boxes (STB). According to the general secretary of Association of Bhutanese Cable Operators  (ABCO), Sherub Gyeltshen, the cable operators would not be able to …

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Boomdeling gewog sees several resignations 

Boomdeling gewog office

The resignation of two-chiwog leaders of Boomdeling gewog in Trashiyangtse citing health reasons has raised eyebrows.   On March 14 this year, the tshogpas of Phangteng-Ngalimang and Baytsa-mang Chiwog filed in their resignations. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Melong Brak and Teakshingri roadblocks likely to be cleared today

The roadblock at Melong Brak

The two roadblocks at Melong Brak and Teakshingri in Samdrupjongkhar are likely to open to traffic along the Samdrupjongkhhar- Trashigang highway today. Project DANTAK officials said they have cleared the block and open the road for traffic at Melong Brak around 4:30pm yesterday. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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Milk processing unit to reopen 

Langthil milk procession unit

The milk processing unit at Dangdung in Langthil, Trongsa, which remained closed for more than three months is expected to open soon. The unit was inaugurated last September and after operating for two and half months, it had to close shop because of shortage in milk supply. The unit was …

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No space at bus terminal storage room

Stack of Druk 11000 carton boxes, sack, luggage bags, suitcases, egg trays and jerrycans have filled the luggage storage room of the Thimphu city bus terminal. Some of them have been in the storage room for about three years now. Nobody knows what is inside the packed carton boxes and …

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