Sunday , October 4 2015

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  • Four e-taxi drivers switch cars, one sues dealer

    Save for one, Thunder Motors has taken back all second hand electric-taxis 

    Transport: Almost two months after they executed a legal agreement, four electric car drivers have returned their cars to the vehicle dealer, Thunder Motors while one has filed a case at the Thimphu district court.

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Bhutan calls for reform of UN


In his address in New York, the Prime Minister supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN security council  UN: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay called for the UN to be reformed and supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the organisation's security council during his address to the UN Sustainable Development Summit on Saturday in New York.

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Bumdra campsite removed, issues persist


Some local government leaders insist they can prove that a permanent camp was set up and rules violated

Tourism: Despite the dzongkhag verification team ruling out a permanent campsite at Bumdra, above Taktshang in Paro, some local leaders still insist that there existed a permanent campsite that could have been dismantled prior to the team’s visit.

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Phuentsholing reports cases of canine distemper


Disease: Phuentsholing’s veterinary officials are suspecting canine distemper outbreak in the border town. Although it does not pose much threat to the general public, pet owners are advised to correspond with officials.

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Mongar renovates 480 choetens


Heritage: The Mongar dzongkhag administration formally launched the renovation of more than 480 choetens with the installation of the Ku-Sung-Thukten (zungs) at Kedheykhar Choeten recently. The renovation is taken up to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

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Unclear laws boost dzee business

Lack of clarity on rules for its transaction has led it to become a well-organised crime

Crime: Early this year, a man in Paro who negotiated his three-eyed dzee (cat’s eye) with a buyer landed up with a bag full of cardboard and papers in exchange.

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PM in New York


Diplomacy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met UN Under Secretary General and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, at the UNDP Headquarters in New York on Thursday.

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Teacher professional support division to be opened soon

The division will be responsible for the professional development of teachers

HR: To ensure that every teacher in the country receives need-based professional development (PD) trainings, the education ministry will soon establish a Teacher Professional Support Division (TPSD).

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Works resume in MHPA dam pit


Project officials assured it’s now safe for workers to work in the dam pit 

Hydropower: Concreting works in Mangdechu hydropower project’s (MHP) dam pit from 100-108 reduced distance (RD) has resumed a month ago after the landslide that claimed five lives last month interrupted the work.

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My Country, My Town

  • Stuck or ensconced? Can’t really tell if that dog’s looking embarrassed or just comfortable. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho
  • Diversionary tactic: One of a pair of gumboots finds a renewed purpose after falling into disrepair. Photo by Sonam Jamtsho
  • From bear to bearer! Guess who’s the ultimate loser in the ongoing human-wildlife conflict? Photo by Tshering Palden, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Weighing up weigh-in: Guy on the left looks bigger; so the one to the right must have heavier bones Photo by Yonten Jamtsho, Lecturer, Sherubtse College