Saturday , October 10 2015

Breaking News
  • Regional aviation body to move to Bhutan

    The presence of the body is expected to boost the country’s poor aviation oversight capabilities

    Aviation: In what is being deemed a major achievement for the aviation industry in Bhutan, the office of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme – South Asia (COSCAP-SA), responsible for improving the safety oversight capability of member states, among others, will be based in Bhutan from next year.

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Justify and submit undertakings: HC

Judiciary: The High Court yesterday ordered the representatives of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit an undertaking on who should bear the responsibility on the conviction or acquittal of the foreign minister and project manager in the Lhakhang Karpo case.

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Assessment begins on Memari Lake


Flood: Assessment on the Memari Lake in Laya, which breached a month ago, begins today with an expedition reaching the site and the camps on July 26 and technical equipment to conduct the study set up.

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Bumthang completes Local Area Plan


Unlike the exiting towns, Bumthang valley development includes abundant green spaces and recreation areas

Development: With local area plan (LAP) for Jalikhar approved by its landowners yesterday, residents of Bumthang can now look forward to availing construction approvals for permanent structures, which remains frozen today.

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New lifeline for the West


Besides cutting short the distance, the road is expected to boost economic opportunities  DANTAK: Work to construct an alternate strategic route across Wangchu connecting the Haa-Chuzom highway to Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway at Damchu began on July 25.

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Massive treatment plant to keep up with growth


The one at Babesa cannot handle the growing waste  in Thimphu

Sewage: Should everything go well, residents of Babesa and Olakha might soon be able to enjoy fresh air without ranting about the stink from the sewerage tank they have been living with to date.

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Revising the tsamdro rule

Consultation on the draft tsamdro lease guidelines underway  across the country 

Rule: Tsamdro (pastureland) reverted to government reserve forests (GRF) as per the land act 2007, could still be used as tsamdro by individuals and communities engaged in livestock rearing across the country, the draft tsamdro lease and management plan guideline states.

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Windstorm damages maize in Tsirang


Storm: A powerful windstorm hit Tsirang on Saturday. Almost 80 percent of maize field in the dzongkhag has been destroyed. Farmers are now worried about the maize seed for next year.

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Bhutanese speakers for Mountain Echoes 2015

HMHer Majesty The Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is the author of Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan and Of Rainbows and Clouds: The Life of Yab Ugyen Dorji as told to his Daughter.

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People of Wangchang and Hoongrel reject Parliament’s decision

LG: Following an instruction from the Speaker, deputy speaker Chhimi Dorji yesterday led a team of officials from the Works and Human Settlement Ministry (MoWHS), the Election Commission and Lamgong-Wangchang MP Khandu Wangchuk to Wangchang and Hoongrel gewogs of Paro to study the thromde boundary issue.

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My Country, My Town

  • Flower petsWith a little imagination (as shown here), a lot of stuff can be put to use and not laid to waste. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel
  • Sign out: As the road’s been dug up, it’s going to be a go-slow zone with or without the warning Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu