Tuesday , May 22 2018

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Two sentenced in Gelephu visa scam

Gelephu drungkhag court sentenced a 23-year-old man to six years and a 34-year-old woman to two years in prison for larceny by deception in a United States visa scam case. Kuenga Gyeltshen from Sipa village in Larjyab, Dagana, was given a six-year non-compoundable sentence for conning more than 22 people …

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NCD officials rescue Kabesa tiger

The spotting of an adult female tiger in Kabesa, Thimphu on March 21 came as a big relief to the foresters of the National Tiger Centre (NTC). Officials say they have been searching for tigers in the vast forests of Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) to collar and study. Five …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Gasa

Dorji Khandu  Age: 33 years Village: Lungo Gewog: Laya   Qualification Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Thailand Master of Engineering (Civil/WREM), Sri Lanka Work experience Worked as RJ (Dzongkha) with Kuzoo FM Radio, Thimphu. Worked as Project Engineer Founder and CEO at Dragon Herbs Bhutan. Why should the people vote for …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Haa

Ngawang Tobgay  Age: 29 years Village: Langpa-Nobgang Gewog: Samar  Qualification Double Bachelors in Arts and Law, BA LLB from India. Post Graduate Diploma in National Law (PGDNL) from Royal Institute of Management in 2017. Work experience Volunteered for mass plantation of trees, paddy cultivation above Tendrelthang, and oral transmission of …

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BT propose bandwidth expansion at schools in Yangtse

Teachers in some of the schools in Trashiyangtse have to stay late after school hours so that they can have access to average Internet speed. With a bandwidth subscription of 1Mbps, slow Internet speed is one of the major challenges faced by teachers at the Bumdeling lower secondary school. The …

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JDWNRH to improve the quality of care in PICU

Meningoencephalitis, an inflammation of the membranes of the brain and the adjoining cerebral tissue, is one of the main causes of deaths in children in the country, according to health officials. Mortality from meningitis or encephalitis in the country increased to 47 in 2016 from 28 in 2012. Of a …

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“There is no magic to success”

Says the model dairy farmer of Dewathang, Bhim Bdr Karki  Rearing livestock and working in the farm may be challenging but dairy farmer, Bhim Bdr Karki of Dewathang in Samdrupjongkhar has shown how to make it a sustainable business. The 58-year old farmer earns more than million ngultrums annually from …

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Picture story

SAARC Development Fund (SDF) board has in-principle approved waste to energy project in Sri Lanka and a hydropower project in Nepal under its infrastructure window.

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Heavy rain contains a forest fire in Mongar

About five arcres of forest was destroyed

The forest fire that started at 11am yesterday in Tsamang gewog, Mongar, was contained by 7pm. The fire, according to sources was brought under control by heavy rain in the area. Forest and dzongkhag officials, Tsamang gewog officials, Desuups, teachers and villagers tried to contain the fire but could not. …

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Adopting natural solutions for water challenges

Volunteers clean a drain in the centre of Thimphu city as part of a mass cleaning campaign to observe the World Water Day yesterday. More than 260 people participated in the campaign.

A cleaning campaign was conducted to observe the World Water Day in the core areas of Thimphu yesterday. It was themed “Nature for Water, exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges.” Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said that at present water problem is not as extreme as it is in other parts …

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MoE cancels transfer order of education officials

… In accordance with the BCSR 2018 clause Ministry of Education had to cancel the transfer order of 12 school principals, three dzongkhag education officers, and one deputy thromde education officer after it was endorsed and announced by the human resources committee (HRC). The transfer that was approved on January …

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Tiger spotted in Kabesa

A Royal Bengal Tiger was spotted roaming around the vicinity of Kabesa in Thimphu yesterday (Photo: Facebook)

A Royal Bengal Tiger was spotted walking casually at Kabesa in Thimphu at around 4:30AM yesterday. Pictures and short clips of the tiger walking and drinking water from a stream went viral in social media after it was spotted first by woodcutters around Kabesa. Thimphu’s chief forestry officer, Gyeltshen Dukpa, …

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