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Loud and clear: Rinchen Kuenphen students who made their own sports equipment from waste for the annual school sports meet drives home the message of managing waste


Local leaders relent to sign agreement

They did so after a briefing on the government performance management system by Gasa dzongda

Compact: Local leaders of Gasa on August 29 signed the performance compact with Gasa dzongda, after they were convinced that there were alternatives to achieve targets even without budget in the current fiscal year.

Gups refused to sign the agreement earlier, saying there wasn’t budget for some of the agreed works reflected in the agreement, and insisted on a review [... Read More]

The Mongarpa who fought a bear

Wildlife: Sixty-two-year-old Ugyen is the talk of Robtangkhar village, Ngatsang gewog in Mongar, after he fought a bear in a surprise encounter.

The farmer, who rears cattle with his daughter at a brangsa (cattle shed) near Korilla, met a bear while searching for his lost cow on August 6.

Ugyen was returning to his shed as it was getting dark, when suddenly he heard some noise by the path.  On closer look, he saw a [... Read More]

Gewog struggles without BHU

DSC_5686Village doctor: Budhiman tends to a fellow villager

Unfortunately, due to its low population, it does not qualify for one, as per health policy

Samrang: Falling sick in Samrang gewog is an extra burden.  The remote gewog doesn’t have a basic health unit (BHU).  The nearest health centre is an hour’s walk away, in the neighbouring gewog, Pemathang.

Hot and humid, the weather makes people prone to common illnesses.  The 98 people living in the gewog depend on a village health worker, whom [... Read More]

KTP wins 18th Yangphel open archery tournament

IMG_2499Chief guest Ashi Sonam Wangmo Yugyal present the Rolling Trophy to team ‘KTP Construction’

Archery: Much to the surprise of spectators, KTP construction won the 18th yangphel open archery tournament on Saturdat, August 30.

The team, which was in the last position till the eighth round surprised spectators who came to watch the game at Changlingmithang and live on BBS television by scoring several points from the ninth round and won two sets consecutively.

KTP competed with Pelden Group and Yanki Auto.

Pelden Group led till the fourth round and [... Read More]

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Honours: Two Bhutanese contestants won medals at the 48th Asian Bodybuilding, Fitness and Physique Sports championship held in Macau yesterday. (From left) Yeatoeh Lhamo Penjore won bronze in the women’s model physique category. Sangay Tsheltrim won bronze in the men’s athletic physique category and Tandin Wangchen came fourth in the super heavy weight category.


Corporal punishment not accepted practice

The use of violence has been proscribed by education ministry since 2010

Education: With a case lodged against him, and in line with Bhutan civil service rules, the Drujegang high school principal in Dagana will be suspended for allegedly caning and slapping a 17-year old student on August 22.

Relatives of the student reported to the dzongkhag administration in Dagana that they had filed a case of assault against the principal with Dagana police yesterday.  [... Read More]

Investigation exonerates Gidaphu mines and quarries

However, the companies were advised to show CSR by ameliorating some of the impacts

Report: The four mines and quarries in Gidaphu, Thimphu do not affect the drinking and irrigation water supply, and have no adverse impacts on homes from blasting at the mines and quarries, according to a recent investigation report.

Officials from the Nation Environment Commission, geology and mines department, Thimphu dzongkhag administration and Mewang gewog conducted the investigation in March on the [... Read More]

Search and rescue mission on

Indian police and army are conducting joint operations to recover the abductees safely

Kidnap: Indian police, from Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of Assam state, are conducting joint operation with the army to search and rescue four Bhutanese people abducted from their homes in Sarpang on the night of August 7.

Kokrajhar district’s superintendent of police, Sunil Kumar, said they suspect the militants have taken Bhutanese hostages to a dense forest bordering Chirang and Kokrajhar districts.

“Joint [... Read More]

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