Friday , May 27 2016
  • Local leaders will forego gratuity to re-contest

    In line with the LG members entitlement Act
    LG: With most local leaders in Paro completing their tenure in August, should they resign before that, they will have to forego their benefits in line with the local government (LG) members entitlement Act.

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Gyalpoizhing CS to be upgraded to a college

Pay revision for Royal Bhutan Police announced

MTR: Gyalpoizhing Central School will be the third college in eastern Bhutan. The school will be upgraded to a college, announced Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during the mid-term review meeting of Mongar dzongkhag on March 12.

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Lifestyle and climate change in South Asia context

His Majesty The King graced the Friday Forum lecture that Sir Mark Tully delivered at the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies  in Phuentsholing yesterday.
Sir Mark Tully is the former Bureau Chief of BBC based in New Delhi, India. He worked with BBC for 30 years.
He is now a freelance journalist, who has received recognition both in India and Britain.
The lecture ‘Climate Change- The need for new lifestyles in the South Asian context’, was held during the 6th Senior Executive Leadership Programme.

An excerpt from Sir Mark Tully’s Friday Forum lecture delivered on March 11

RIGSS: South Asia need not learn and live the western way of consumerism concentrating on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and neglecting the importance about climate change. South Asia does need to take climate change seriously.

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Pale Green Awlet found in Bhutan

Pale-Green-Awlet-(Burara-gomata)-(5)

Butterfly: The presence of Pale Green Awlet (Burara gomata), a nocturnal butterfly, was recorded as the latest addition to the Hesperiidae family of butterflies recently.

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Bhutanese birders count down to big day

… following the country’s inclusion in one more global bird-watching event

Birding: Bhutan is going to participate in “Global Big Day”, an international annual bird-watching event contested by birders across the world.

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Encouraging numbers sign up for FLT in Tsirang

53 out of 80 are women as of yesterday, five gewogs are yet to submit the complete list

LG Elections: Going by the initial numbers, the fear of not having candidates for the upcoming local government elections will not apply to Tsirang dzongkhag.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • 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