Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Schools to serve as database for climate change study

Come July, students and teachers in 20 schools will get the opportunity to monitor climate change in the country using scientific instruments worth USD 150,000 donated by Karuna Foundation in the United States.

Schools using the instruments will serve as database for the climate change study, the first of its kind, carried out by Ugyen Wangchuck institute for conservation and environment (UWICE) in Bumthang, in partnership with ministry of education and department of hydromet services.

“We are [... Read More]

SD Eastern Bhutan’s burnt factory insurance claim

RICB is currently working on a loss assessment survey report to reckon the amount

For the last one month, royal insurance corporation of Bhutan (RICB) officials in Samdrupjongkhar have been unusually busy.  They are working on the insurance claims made by SD Eastern Bhutan ferrosilicon factory that caught fire on May 12.

On May 12 morning, one of the transformers of SD Eastern Bhutan ferrosilicon caught fire.  The factory’s two transformers are connected to a furnace.

The factory, [... Read More]

Bhutan, most peaceful in the region

Bhutan is among the 20 most peaceful countries in the world according to the 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI), a research done by the Institute of Economics and Peace that measures peace globally.

The report, which measured peace in 162 countries, was launched on Tuesday, June 11.

In the South Asia region Bhutan is the most peaceful country followed by Nepal (82), Bangladesh (105), Sri Lanka (110), India (141), Pakistan (157), and Afghanistan (162).  India and Bhutan [... Read More]

“I’ll not leave you”: JYT

The DPT president warns those in the media, including social ones, trying to incite social discord

Of many issues that residents of Thimphu discussed with Druk Phuensum Tshogpa president yesterday at the start of its campaign for the general election, the rifts some media, particularly the social ones, tried to create in the country, and issue of regionalism had Jigmi Y Thinley worked up.

He warned owners of the media houses and social media operators, who were [... Read More]

Lajab CS ARI outbreak under control

An outbreak of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in Lajab gewog’s community school, Dagana that was reported in the first week of June has now been brought under control, district health officials said.

Almost all of the school’s 159 students were infected since the first case was reported on June 2.  The number of infections shot up to 80 on June 7.

“Since the number of children infected was increasing over the past few days, we sent a [... Read More]

Quarterfinal showdown today

basketballTeam Happy (red) lost to Ruck Rock in the last league match of the Veteran’s Cup yesterday

The men Veterans cup championship will see eight teams hustle at the indoor basketball court complex today for the final four semifinal positions.

With the league round over yesterday, Vibes, Genes, Countrymen, ABC tours, Mirage, Achos, Lungta and Thimphu City have entered the quarterfinal stage.

In the last three games played yesterday, Country men had a sweet victory winning by a point against Achos 39-38, and Thimphu city also booked their spot winning against ABC tours by [... Read More]

Here we go again …

For the second time in as many months the electorate will endure the whole nine yards 

It’s another faceoff time for the political party candidates and, for almost a month, voters across the country will be deluged with more pledges.

The general elections campaign period officially kicks off from today, and candidates whose nominations are accepted by the returning officers can get to work immediately.

The returning officers will complete the scrutiny of documents of candidates seeking nomination [... Read More]

More postal voters expected

Registered postal voters, who could not make use of the facility during the primary round of assembly elections, are now seizing their opportunity.

Besides receiving nomination papers from candidates of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa and People’s Democratic party, which will be scrutinised today, returning officers in country’s 47 constituencies have been receiving emails from postal voters across the country.

They are in the process of downloading the forms for verification.

While postal voters, who applied for postal ballots during [... Read More]

Picture story

His Majesty the King visited flash flood affected areas of Kabjesa yesterday and granted kidu soelra to the families gathered at the Thudrup lhakhang. The flash floods on June 4 affected 45 households.