Saturday , July 30 2016
  • Preparing for future disasters

    Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards

    Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.

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Latest News

Paro to have uniform signboards

As decided by the DT on May 19

DT: Deliberating on the issue of inconsistent signboards along the highways and the town, the Paro dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) on May 19 decided to have uniform signboards throughout the dzongkhag.

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HRH the Gyaltshab visits eastern dzongkhags

HRH at Kunzangling CS

Events: Coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Buddha’s Parinirvana (Duechhen Nga-dzom), His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, inaugurated the newly built buildings of the Kunzangling Central School in Tongmijangsa Gewog, Trashi Yangtse on May 21.

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Govt. to push through its tax reform pledge

The summer session of Parliament begins on May 26

Parliament: When the summer session of Parliament begins this week, the government will be exactly two years away from completing its tenure. And tax reform is one of the election promises it wants to push through Parliament before leaving office.

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A town bypassed 

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Business: While bypasses can cut down travel time and costs for travellers, they could also cause business to dwindle in towns.

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Over 3,000 pass FLT

LG: The number of aspiring local leaders is expected to increase sharply. A total of 3,110 probable candidates passed the functional literacy and possession of skills test (FLT) that was conducted on April 30.

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Lyonchoen apprised of delayed payment issue

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Villagers of Serthi and Lauri complained of not receiving labour contribution payment for rural electrification

Visit: The issue of delayed labour payment was the highlight of the discussion during Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay’s visit to Serthi and Lauri in Jomotsangkha on May 16.

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Photography that focuses on self-esteem

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Exhibition: Olivier Jammes, a French photographer and an economist has been living in Bhutan for the last three years. This has given him the opportunity to go where other photographers don’t, to document Bhutan as usually not shown in photography books.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
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