Friday , May 27 2016
  • Fronting a chronic problem: ACC

    Corruption: An investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has revealed how fronting in Phuentsholing thrived at the backdrop of the severe Indian Rupee (INR) shortage since 2011.

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Mandarin production collapses

The repercussions for families solely dependent on the cash crop is expected to be severe 

Exports: A tragedy has struck the citrus industry this season. Farmers in the orange-growing regions wrapped up the year in desperation with production dropping by tens of thousands of tonnes.

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A tale of two thrompons

Early resignation puts retirement benefits at stake, if they at all come through.

LG: Gelephu thromde has two thrompons. While the tenure of the newly elected thrompon, Tikaram Kaflay, has already commenced the thromde’s first thrompon, Namgay is still serving in office.

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Abduction: Revenge could be the real reason

Update: As would naturally, fear has descended on the people of Gelephu following the recent incident where two men were kidnapped from Bhur. Worried residents and their relatives have been cautioning travellers and advising them to be careful.

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Gewog and PHPA-II at odds over land use

Land: The gewog tshogdu of Daga in Wangdue has decided to once again raise an issue about the Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project Authority-II using gewog land for developmental activities, at the upcoming dzongkhag tshogdu that is set to happen today.

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Bulk SMS ads irk mobile phone users

Some customers are calling for service providers to provide an option to unsubscribe from ads but retain public notifications  ICT: Some local mobile phone users are irked at the number of SMS advertisements they received in the past few weeks.

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RAPA comedians apologize to Zhung Dratshang

Apology: The two comedians who joked about religious personalities and positions during a private event in Paro February 13 have apologized to Dratshang Lhentshog by lighting a thousand butter lamps at Tashichhodzong yesterday.

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Jurmi gets road finally

The construction of the long-awaited farm road for Tseakpa village in Jurmi, Mongar began recently through Gewog Development Grant (GDG).

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • 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