Thursday , August 25 2016
  • Indo-Bhutan energy cooperation agreement questioned

    Lack of access to basic information relating to the agreements deprive the public from knowing the potential impacts Energy: Bhutan’s diplomatic relations with India and the consequent implementation of hydropower projects are considered “politically sensitive” and could potentially prevent critical information from reaching the people, a study of the Bhutan-India energy cooperation and implementation says.

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Falling boulder kills man

Accident: A 54-year old excavator operator of the Construction Development Corporation Ltd, and a father of four, died on impact after a boulder hit him and threw him off the road.

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Donating blood to save lives

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Community: A total of 166 people donated blood to observe the 13th World Blood Donor Day at the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) main branch at Chubachu in Thimphu yesterday.

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Lower Salamai gets electric fence

Agriculture: Abi Maya Koirala, 51, has never felt so relaxed.

This is because today, she has an electric fence surrounding her fields and keeping the wild animals at bay.

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Bhutan most peaceful in region: Global Peace Index

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Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay highlighted this at the opening of the 20th Desuup training 

Training: Bhutan was ranked the most peaceful among seven South Asian countries and 13th among 163 countries on the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2016.

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Assembly approves annual budget and tax reform bill

NA: The National Assembly yesterday passed the Revised Taxes and Levies Bill of Bhutan, 2016. One of the noteworthy features of the bill is the raising of the minimum Personal Income Tax (PIT) exemption limit from Nu 100,000 to Nu 200,000.

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Coordination issues confront tourism industry?

Tourism stakeholders say so while the Prime Minister feels otherwise

Tourism: In the wake of various issues confronting the industry today, coordination issues between tourism stakeholders and the government has left the industry in doldrums, according to tourism stakeholders.

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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