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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With love from Jigme Losel School

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The primary school donated blankets, soaps, mittens and hats for babies born in remote BHUs 

Donation: For some underprivileged families who welcome their newborn babies in a difficult condition in remote basic health units (BHU), help is on the way, at least in kind.

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Recognizing skilled workers

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Certificate: The Department of Occupational Standards (DoS) awarded National Certificates to 43 skilled dozops (masons) and shingzops (traditional carpenters) involved in the Trashigang Dzong conservation project on March 10.

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Thongrong get an oil expeller unit

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Agriculture: With the support of the UNDP and the National Seed and Soil Centre (NSSC), Thongrong village in Trashigang established a community oil expeller unit on March 9.

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Private land in way of Paro airport expansion

The airport’s runway requires widening to meet international standards

Communication: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that if the runway at Paro international airport has to be widened, it should be done now rather than later.

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Villagers want logging stopped

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Submits petition to dzongkhag asking to protect their environment

Resources: With increasing incidents of felling trees in their catchment area, members from about 40 households in Chungkar village in Zobel and Gonpawoong Khatoe village in Shumar had submitted a petition to the dzongkhag requesting to control felling of trees.

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Bhutan matters

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...for a number of reasons, says former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Does Bhutan Matter? "Yes, it does", says Tim Fischer, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (1996-1999) in his keynote address to "Bhutan Update 2016" conference jointly organised by the Bhutanese scholars and students in Canberra and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Government on March 9.

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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