Sunday , November 29 2015

Breaking News
  • Gaping holes in hydropower polices

    Council: The government has violated the Bhutan Sustainable Hydropower Development Policy (BSHDP) 2008 by not giving the agriculture ministry the one percent electricity royalty in cash for integrated water resource management.

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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

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • 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