Tuesday , September 27 2016
  • Bhutan hopes to expand peacekeeping role

    The foreign minister said at the 71st session of the UNGA UN: Bhutan hopes to expand its contribution to the UN peacekeeping effort in coming years, foreign affairs minister, Damcho Dorji said during his address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24.

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A father alleges hospital negligence

… for the death of his three-year-old son Medical: An aggrieved father has written to the Bhutan Medical and Health Council requesting to review the emergency medical service provided to his late three-year-old son on May 21.

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Man missing after accident

Accident: A search is currently underway for a 19-year-old man, who was driving a car that veered off and fell 250 feet below the road in to the river at Charkilo on the Thimphu-Chunzom highway on July 11.

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Measures begin to curb GALS outbreak

Infestation: Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) began containment measures yesterday to stop Giant African Land Snails (GALS) from spreading out of Gyalpoizhing in Mongar where the outbreak occurs every year.

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S/J thromde at risk from Dungsamchhu


A disaster assessment report says long-term permanent measures are required

Disaster: Until Samdrupjongkhar thromde comes up with permanent solutions, the Dungsamchhu will continue to pose a high risk to the entire town according to a disaster assessment report conducted by the thromde.

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Fire safety still lacking in dzongs: RAA

Audit: Fire safety measures are still lacking and inadequate in dzongs despite losing historical monuments of paramount significance such as Wangdue Dzong and Paro Taktsang to fire the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has found following its performance audit of disaster management in Bhutan.

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Eight more central schools in 2017

Education: In an effort to take the number of central school to 60 by the end of the 11th Plan, the government will open eight more central schools beginning the next academic year.

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Weather disrupts Paro-Bumthang flights

Officials dismissed allegations that the airline is not interested in operating domestically

Aviation: Drukair has been able to fly only one out of four scheduled flights to Batpalathang, Bumthang in July. Three flights have been cancelled so far.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu