Wednesday , August 31 2016
  • Villagers disgruntled with urban tax

    Some of the villagers of Weeling paid significantly higher taxes this year as their lands fall under Trongsa town’s extended boundary 

    Tax: The people of Weeling village under Nubi gewog in Trongsa are unhappy with the Trongsa municipal’s office making them pay urban land tax from this year.

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Dispute over water source

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Resource: Bjop, a resident of Tsangzam in Thedtsho has accused the gewog’s gup of depriving him of drinking water from a stream below Rinchengang village.

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Pheluma’s wait for a road continues

… to improve the education sector

Infrastructure: A difference in what route a farm road should take to reach Pheluma chiwog in Orong gewog, has left residents of the area worried that they may never get a road.

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15 Gun Salutes: British reports on Bhutan from 1905-1945

Book review: Ater the British take-over of the Himalayan state of Sikkim in 1888-89, the imperial government appointed a representative to Gangtok with responsibility for administering British Indian relations with the indigenous state as well as with Tibet to the north.

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Illegal immigration concerns NC

Council: The rising number of illegal immigrants is a huge concern and rising threat for the safety and security of the country according to the National Council’s (NC) legislative committee’s report on illegal immigration presented to the house yesterday.

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GDG – A zero sum game?

NA: It appears that the Gewog Development Grant (GDG) the government initiated is under the scanner of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA), going by the deliberation on the budget and appropriation bill in the National Assembly yesterday.

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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