Sunday , July 31 2016
  • Preparing for future disasters

    Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards

    Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.

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Latest News

Unpaid Bhutanese in Qatar raise concerns

The labour ministry will intervene and contact the company in Qatar

Employment: After completing class XII, Pema Wangchuk was unable to pursue his higher education because of his average marks. He struggled for many years looking for a job in the country.

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13th Tarayana fair begins


The three-day fair is being held at the Tarayana Park at Chubachu

Festival: The 13th Tarayana fair, with a promise of nothing but fun-filled activities and philanthropy kicked off in the capital yesterday.

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Safeguarding the Bazam

A scarred truss of one of the bazams in Thimphu

Public property: People have been slicing and cutting wooden trusses, railings and thresholds of bazams or traditional bridges in Thimphu to take home pieces of wood to use in religious rituals.

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BBIN motor vehicle agreement faces roadblock

Local truckers and taxi operators are not convinced that the BBIN agreement will not harm their businesses

The agreement is expected to face resistance from the opposition party  BBIN: The government’s fight for ratification of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement will hit a major roadblock in the upcoming Parliament session.

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Thimphu thromde proposes revision of land taxes

The multi-level parking building is expected to be completed by the end of next year

Along with allocation of some percentage of the vehicle registration fees Thromde:  Having proposed a revision of the existing urban land taxes to achieve financial sustainability, the Thimphu thromde is now working out the amount that would be submitted to the government.

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Cooperative dream bursts

Farmers paid an average of Nu 40,000 for each Jersey cow or bull

Cattle: Two years ago, villagers of Dezama in Choekhorling gewog purchased Jersey cattle with the hope to form a milk cooperative and earn an income.

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Improving mobility for the disabled

Department of Public Health director Dr Pandup Tshering tries out a customised wheelchair at the Taj Tashi in Thimphu

Health workers are being trained on how to custom build wheel chairs based on individual needs 
Service: In an effort to provide better services to persons with disabilities in the country, health professionals are receiving training on wheelchair service training in Thimphu.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu