JNDP: Following a tip off, Jigme Dorji National Park officials and police in Gasa caught two poachers with a Monal pheasant and two musk pods on the night of November 2.
The men, 28-year-old, and 18-year-old from Baylakha in Wangdue, were caught around 9pm above Gasa dzong, while they were returning from the poaching site, park officials said. The 28-year-old man is a former army personnel.
Park officials said the musk deer (Moschus moschiferus) and [... Read More]
Friendly match: A Japanese volunteer takes on a Bhutanese counterpart in a traditional Japanese sport, Sumo
Volunteers: It was in 1988 that a young volunteer first came from Japan to share his expertise with one of the agencies in the country. Since then, Bhutan has received about 372 volunteers from Japan.
In addition, starting 2001, Japan sent 123 “senior volunteers”. A total of 495 volunteers arrived to work in various fields, sharing their knowledge and skills.
The volunteers, upon completion of their two-year service, return to their country, where they continue [... Read More]
Picture story: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay with JICA Vice President Toshiyuki Kuroyanag, who is in the country to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of JOCV program in Bhutan.
The country’s largest cement manufacturing plant has begun production.
Well that raises several hopes for the country and its people in terms of the income it would generate for the country that is treading a difficult financial path.
Then there is this employment it would provide for many Bhutanese, including graduates that are scouring for jobs and above all to change the face of a place that has been deprived of its development potentials for decades for [... Read More]
In session: Half of the proposed budget for the year has been slashed due to cost cutting measures
Many of the activities proposed in Samtse have been dropped for now from the list
11th FYP: With half of the annual capital budget slashed, major activities planned by Samtse dzongkhag in the first year of the 11th Plan have been struck off the activity list.
This drop in the annual budget to Nu 292.255M from the proposed Nu 575.429M for the first financial year of the plan was shared during the Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) [... Read More]
Police Chief Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel with First secretary,Japan embassy, Mayu Hagiwara
The fire engines will be sent to Lhuentse and Pemagatshel
Support: The government of Japan granted two new fire fighting engines to the Royal Bhutan Police yesterday, taking the total number of fire engines to 54 in the country.
Honorary Council of Bhutan in Japan Ryoichi Nagata, mayor of Inazawa City Toshiaki Ohno, and fire chief of Saitama Seibu Fire Bureau, Naoki Fujimiya donated the fire engines to Bhutan’s fire services.
The Japan embassy in New [... Read More]
Crime: In the quiet, cold and sparsely scattered valley of Gangtey, Wangdue district, people are still talking about the alleged arson incident that gutted a car belonging to the gup, the elected village leader.
I’ve never seen such big flames in my life,” Wangchuk Lham, wife of the Gangtey gup, and owner of the Tata Indica car, said.
Parked within an enclosure to her house, the Tata Indica car that was bought from a friend [... Read More]
This was decided at the annual principal’s coordination meeting last week in Panbang
Disability: While it’s almost a trend for school principals in Zhemgang to move around the villages and request parents to send their children to school, principals will now have to also ask parents of differently-abled children to send their children too.
This move was decided, when 32 principals and three education officers of Zhemgang met for the annual principal’s coordination meeting last [... Read More]
Though the gewog lacks the numbers to qualify, there are grounds for special consideration
Education: The first batch of students will graduate from Soe gewog’s only school, Dangochang community school, this winter.
The five Class III students will be sent to a primary school, either in Lingzhi or Paro, to continue from the next academic session.
However, the students, being very young, their parents have approached the local leaders to upgrade the school to a primary [... Read More]
Sawmills like these in Rangjung may hike the price of their services following the hike in power tariff
Possible spin off rise in prices of a whole range of commodities and services
Power: Automobile workshops in Trashigang, like Tobgay workshop in Rangjung, will soon start charging for services like airing car tires, which they offered for free until now.
The move comes following the recent hike in electricity tariff rates. “So far, we offered minor services like airing tires for free because the power tariff was quite low,” Tobgay workshop’s owner, Tshering Chezom [... Read More]