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Keep your land: PM


Gewog: Don’t sell land in exchange for vehicles or any amount of money said the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at a meeting with the villagers of Geney gewog yesterday. Lyonchoen who was accompanied by the agriculture minister said that the villagers have to weigh the long-term implications over quick short-lived ...

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Flash flood on Dangchhu


Officials say it could have been caused by the bursting of an artificial dam or lake formation Flood: Residents along the Dangchhu were evacuated and the Punatsangchhu projects were alerted after a flash flood was detected late yesterday.

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Flood evacuees asked to vacate vegetable market

Villagers who use the market to sell their products say they are finding it difficult to sell their products elsewhere 

Housing: The evacuees of the Saprang bazaar flood who have been occupying the Sunday vegetable shed, have just one more day to vacate the market.

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Police arrest 4 for burglary

Crime: Police detained four men involved in about 30 burglary cases in Thimphu. The suspects stole items worth about Nu 1.5 million, including LED televisions, laptops, iPads, cameras and jewellery, among others.

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Rubesa seeks assistance to restore bridge over Dangchhu

Local leaders have requested that PHPA I, BPC and DoR provide support to maintain the bridge Infrastructure: The people of Rubesa gewog in Wangdue are seeking the Punatsangchu Hydropower Project Authority I’s (PHPA I) support to help restore the bridge connecting the gewog with Wangdue.

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Saving cultural landscape; a race against time

Heritage: Bhutan’s rapid urbanisation and development activities such as roads and institutional structures have come at a cost. They are adversely impacting, in numerous ways, the cultural landscape, a vital component of Bhutanese history.

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My Country, My Town

  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • 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