Saturday , May 7 2016
  • After Thimphu, Gelephu hospital sees most patients

    But the hospital is facing a shortage of specialists and general duty medical officers 

    Health: After the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), the Gelephu regional referral hospital sees the most patients in Bhutan.

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Reliable data crucial to achieve SDG: MoAF

The SP-RNRS is expected to bring better coordination and help build capacity in the ministry  Data: Bhutan will conduct its first international standard agriculture census next year to meet crucial data input in fulfilling the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Bhutan has been lauded for its achievements with the millennium ...

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The great Punakha Dromchoe

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Festival: The courtyard of Punakha dzong was once again transformed into a battlefield as 136 pazaps (traditional warriors) from eight-western-clan recreated the 17th century war scenes on the third day of Punakha-Dromchoe, yesterday.

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Olakha workshop treatment plant defunct

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Workshop owners say nobody visited the plant in the last three years

Pollution: Five years ago, an effluent treatment plant was installed at the Olakha automobile workshop to treat waste that was otherwise flowing into the Olarongchu (river) flowing below.

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Gasa’s cooperative go for organic potatoes and garlic

Agriculture: Gasa’s first cooperative group that was formed a few months ago hopes to sell around five to 10 metric tonnes of organic potatoes this year. The Gasa Rangzhing Sanam Detsen has 51 members and is the first and only cooperative group registered under the Cooperative Act of Bhutan, 2009. ...

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Development lures people back to roots

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Rural: Gungtong may be a rising issue in the east of the country but exactly opposite is the reality in the south. People who abandoned their ancestral homes in the past are now returning from the urban centres where they have been scraping a living for a good many years.

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Govt. to prioritize industrial estates

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The establishment of special economic zones and commissioning mega hydropower project will happen simultaneously  SEZ: The four industrial estates  are already running behind schedule but the government will ensure that estates are developed by the time the three mega hydropower projects comes on the line.

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Four dead, one injured in accident

Accident: Four people including the driver died on impact when the taxi they were travelling in went off the road and fell 300m at Semtokha on the night of February 12.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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
  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho