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Ratings website launched

Tech: An online platform,, which will benefit the hospitality services in the country, was launched by Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo yesterday. Users can search for information on restaurants, cafés, bars, bistros, drayangs, and other establishments, among others. Users can accordingly rate and review these establishments.

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Tough call for ECB

The ECB is expected to allow the affected voters to vote from their respective gewogs  

LG Election: Following the recent Supreme Court (SC) writ declaring the newly established thromdes unconstitutional, confusion over whether the people can vote from their gewogs that form part of the thromdes has become an issue.

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DNT stopped from visiting schools

Govt. maintains that the education ministry’s prior approval is required Politics: The Ministry of Education (MoE) stopping Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) from visiting central schools to conduct research is being dubbed as discriminatory and conflicting with the provisions of the political party rules, 2015.

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Korean company to carry out community work in Bhutan

Volunteers: A South Korean company, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) as a part of its corporate social responsibility will create a children’s playground, conduct an eye camp, and install solar street lighting in Bhutan, according to a press release issued by the Tarayana Foundation.

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Lightning kills one in Gomtu

Hazard: Just a few days after a student was killed by lightning in Samdrupjongkhar, a 22-year-old truck handy man died yesterday in Gomtu after also being struck by lightning. The incident occurred at around 1pm at the Jigme mining site in Pagli, Gomtu, Samtse .

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Fire razes three houses in Mongar


Fire:  A fire razed three traditional houses, the attics of two other buildings, and caused a traditional house to be dismantled to create a firebreak in Mongar yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu