Monday , May 30 2016

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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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Trashigang forest fire under control

more-than-100-acres

Update:  Though the Trashigang forest fire continues to burn towards the edge of the Ritshangdung area, the main fire heading towards the dzong was contained at around 4:30am yesterday.

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Ministry still facing doctor shortage

MTR: The health ministry’s challenge of insufficient health workers and placing them in the remote dzongkhag is likely to continue into the next five-year-plan, threatening the government’s pledge of providing three doctors, including a specialist in all the dzongkhag hospitals.

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The leap year babies

32-year-old teacher celebrates her “eighth” birthday Leap year: Sonam Om gave birth to her first child, a boy, yesterday. It was special. He was born on February 29 and his birthday will come once every four years. Sonam was unaware of this.

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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