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The thromde has notified that a disruption of a pipeline at the old highway near the main junction above Olakha automobile workshop has cut off water supply for the residents of Babesa LAP. The reinstatement of the disrupted pipeline connecting the Chamgang water treatment plant is expected to take some ...

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Yangchen Gatshel LSS enrolls special needs students

There are 27 students with special needs in the school

Yangchen Gatshel Lower Secondary School in Thimphu became the 16th school to offer inclusive and special education programmes in the country. The school has enrolled 27 Special Education Needs (SEN) students. A press release from the education ministry states that the programme opened on December 13. With this, the education ...

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Japan, Bhutan to sign four grant projects

Four grant assistance projects worth 1004 million (M) Yen for Bhutan under Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) scheme would be signed on December 19 in New Delhi, India, a press release from the Embassy of Japan states. Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu and ambassador of Bhutan to Japan ...

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BICMA cancels Druk Yoezer’s license

After six years of operation, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) cancelled the license of the weekly Dzongkha paper, Druk Yoezer for not meeting circulation requirements. The paper started operation on February 19, 2011 with 2,500 printed copies and employs about 10 staffs. Chief Communication Officer of licensing and ...

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Entrepreneur aspires to contest from Thimphu Thromde for NC


A Gelephu-based entrepreneur, Jamtsho, has declared his intention to contest for the National Council election next year from Thimphu thromde. The 34-year-old owner of Dargay Cement Agent and Gelephu Childcare Center, who also worked as a teacher at Kuen-Gaa Higher Secondary School and Ugyen Academy before starting his business, said ...

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Businessman aspires to contest for NC from T/yangtse

Sonam Tenzin

Sonam Tenzin has not given up his hope to serve the people. The 33-year-old’s first attempt in 2013 where he contested as a Druk Chirwang Tshogpa candidate was not successful. The Thimphu based businessman now aspires to represent the people as a National Council (NC) member and has registered with ...

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Monastic community prepares for disasters

Participants learn to use fire extinguishers during the training

About 100 people, including caretakers and monks from various monastic institutions were trained on fire hazard in Trashigang this week. Organised by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), the participants were introduced to key safety measures to minimise the impacts of disaster and were taught to assess the prevailing hazards ...

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Hebji fire rages on, damages more than 1,500 acres of forestland

The forest fire started on December 13

The forest fire at Hebji in Chapcha, Chukha has destroyed more than 1,500 acres of forestland as of yesterday evening, forest officials in Chapcha said. Hebji is between Paga and Tshamdra villages of Chapcha. It is located above the Damchu bypass on the Phuentsholing – Thimphu highway. The forest fire ...

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Pipe burst disrupts water supply to Gelephu gewog

Even before the residents of 420 households in Gelephu gewog could benefit from the water connectivity project from Bhalu River in Samtenling gewog, the pipes burst. The water connectivity project, worth Nu 41.9 million (M), which began more than two years ago, was expected to supply water by June this ...

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Forest fire destroys more than 800 acres in Chapcha

Thimphu sky remains covered with haze due to a forest fire in Chapcha, Chukha yesterday

More than 100 people, including forestry officials, dzongkhag officials, police, desuups and village volunteers are fighting a forest fire that started from Hebji village in Chapcha, Chukha. The fire, which started on December 13, has destroyed more than 800 acres of forestland, according to forest officials in Chapcha. They are ...

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