Thursday , November 26 2015

Breaking News
  • Deadlock on thromdes again

    LG: From confusion on voting procedures to accusations flying back and forth, the deliberations on thromde at the joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday failed to reach a consensus on deciding Pemagatshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromde and Paro’s yenlag thromde (satellite town.)

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Latest News

Apple orchards shrinking


…Govt to survey the actual acreage decline this year

Horticulture: The agriculture ministry’s 11th Plan goal to enhance food and nutrition security through the production of fruits and nuts has crashed into the urbanisation hurdle.

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ACC nabs kingpin in ATM fraud

Meanwhile, more than 50 Bhutanese ATM cardholders have been interrogated 

Corruption: In continuation to the ongoing investigations, the Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) has detained one more Bhutanese, the kingpin, in connection with the illegal transaction of currency using Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards in Phuentsholing.

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Mitigating slides at Reutala and Box Cutting roads


A plan to protect the formation of the roads would be discussed this winter Highway: A multi-pronged solution is planned this winter to address the perennial roadblocks at Reutala between Trongsa and Zhemgang and Box Cutting in Gelephu, according to the works and human settlement minister (MoWHS), Dorji Choden who ...

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Student drowns in Kurichu

Tragedy: A 17-year-old student of  Thimyul Lower Secondary School in Gangzur, Lhuentse drowned in the Kurichu river at noon yesterday.

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National workforce wage rate revised

Officials are hopeful the revision would encourage the workforce to be skilled workers

Wage: The National Workforce (NWF) wage rate is revised by about 30 to 35 percent starting September 1.

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Imported vegies and fruits safe

More tests will be conducted to see winter crops are contaminated 

Food: Vegetables and fruits from across the border imported for sale in Phuentsholing are safe to consume, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) officials have confirmed.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi