Friday , October 9 2015

Breaking News
  • Supreme Court lifts freeze on marriage certificate

    Guidelines for marriage between Bhutanese and foreigners framed 

    MC: The Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk yesterday directed the High Court to start processing Marriage Certificates (MC) for Bhutanese married to foreigners starting November 4 this year.

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Security to be intensified in Pasakha industrial estate


The issue of miscreants robbing factories and workers in the estate was discussed yesterday

Safety: Miscreants from across the border have robbed factory workers along the southern belt of Pasakha industrial estate several times, the Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) officials confirmed.

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Trashigang truckers cry for space


Parking: Lack of parking space for heavy vehicles has forced truckers in Trashigang to park along the roadsides. Smaller private vehicles mostly occupy the town’s available parking spaces.

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S/Jongkhar’s education sector short of budget

The lion’s share of the budget was spent in paying leave travel concession

Budget: Following the allocation of limited budget this year, the 28 schools including extended classrooms in Samdrupjongkhar might have to either cancel or minimise school activities.

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Six sacks of marijuana seized


Crime: Jomotsangkha police is still searching for 44-year-old man from Doongmanma in Lauri gewog who was involved in the illegal transaction of controlled substance.

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Chendebji’s power outage continues


The community is now waiting for other parts of the plant to be delivered for power to be restored 

Update: Power outage in over 100 households in the three villages of Tangsibji, Trongsa is likely to continue, as its micro hydropower project is yet to function even after replacing the turbine bearing.

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Saving Bhutan’s unique written culture


An explosion of technology has threatened the country’s written tradition

Culture: Traditional calligraphy and xylography in the country are on terminal decline with increasing population being exposed to computers and electronic gadgets, researchers said.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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