Thursday , May 5 2016
  • Cabinet ministers welcomed each teacher with a khadar for Teacher’s Day in Thimphu on May

    A Teacher’s Day to remember

    The Prime Minister announced that this year the government will focus on the professional development of teachers
    Education: While it’s usually teachers waiting to receive the Prime Minister or cabinet ministers at receptions, it was the other way round on May 2 at Royal Institute of Management (RIM) in Thimphu where Teacher’s Day was observed.

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Gewog and PHPA-II at odds over land use

Land: The gewog tshogdu of Daga in Wangdue has decided to once again raise an issue about the Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project Authority-II using gewog land for developmental activities, at the upcoming dzongkhag tshogdu that is set to happen today.

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Bulk SMS ads irk mobile phone users

Some customers are calling for service providers to provide an option to unsubscribe from ads but retain public notifications  ICT: Some local mobile phone users are irked at the number of SMS advertisements they received in the past few weeks.

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RAPA comedians apologize to Zhung Dratshang

Apology: The two comedians who joked about religious personalities and positions during a private event in Paro February 13 have apologized to Dratshang Lhentshog by lighting a thousand butter lamps at Tashichhodzong yesterday.

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Jurmi gets road finally

The construction of the long-awaited farm road for Tseakpa village in Jurmi, Mongar began recently through Gewog Development Grant (GDG).

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Trashigang forest fire under control

more-than-100-acres

Update:  Though the Trashigang forest fire continues to burn towards the edge of the Ritshangdung area, the main fire heading towards the dzong was contained at around 4:30am yesterday.

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Ministry still facing doctor shortage

MTR: The health ministry’s challenge of insufficient health workers and placing them in the remote dzongkhag is likely to continue into the next five-year-plan, threatening the government’s pledge of providing three doctors, including a specialist in all the dzongkhag hospitals.

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The leap year babies

32-year-old teacher celebrates her “eighth” birthday Leap year: Sonam Om gave birth to her first child, a boy, yesterday. It was special. He was born on February 29 and his birthday will come once every four years. Sonam was unaware of this.

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  • Honouring our lopens

    On May 2, schools and educational institutes throughout the country celebrated Teachers’ Day by paying special tribute to teachers for their contributions in building the nation. Our Teachers’ Day has a special significance because we also celebrate the contributions of His Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo, the father of modern Bhutan, who gave special priority to modern education in the country.

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  • A pedestrian street

  • Need to expand homeownership

My Country, My Town

  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho