Sunday , May 29 2016
  • Local leaders will forego gratuity to re-contest

    In line with the LG members entitlement Act
    LG: With most local leaders in Paro completing their tenure in August, should they resign before that, they will have to forego their benefits in line with the local government (LG) members entitlement Act.

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MoHCA seeks more people and money to fulfil Plan

Construction of Lingzhi Dzong deferred to 12th Plan

MTR: Human resource shortage and inadequate budget were two major challenges for the home ministry in meeting its 11th Plan goals, officials reported during its mid-term review yesterday.

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Village demands dump site relocated

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But the dzongkhag is standing firm and will not consider a relocation

Trash: Although a new dumpsite has aided Pemagatshel town to combat waste problems, it has become an eyesore for Chungkar villagers in Zobel gewog.

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Potato yield drops in Trashigang

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Some gewogs saw good yield while others were disappointed

Agriculture: Spurred by good price in 2014, more farmers in Trashigang got into cultivating potatoes, but production has slightly decreased in 2015.

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Art competition ends

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Event: Indian ambassador Jaideep Sarkar awarded prizes and certificates to the participants of the week-long art workshop and painting competition themed “Spiritual and cultural linkage between Bhutan and India” yesterday at the Nehru- Wangchuck Cultural Centre.

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Tsangpo to review paddy cultivation

Agriculture: With wetlands in Tsangpo chiwog, Thrimshing, remaining fallow for the last few years, the agriculture department is working on reviving paddy cultivation in the two villages of Wungathrema and Pammanmo.

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DNT condemns govt’s Rising East policy strategy

Politics: The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has joined the opposition in condemning the government’s Rising East programme, which gives special attention to eastern dzongkhags to accelerate economic development, branding the policy “discriminatory” to gain short-term political mileage.

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Bhutan officially enters Guinness World Record

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100 women will attempt another record this year by planting 50,000 saplings in an hour

Record: The Guinness World Records based in London, UK, yesterday officially awarded certificate to Bhutan for beating the Guinness world record by planting 49,672 trees in an hour over 25 acres of land on June 2 last year.

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Pangrizampa bazam restored

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Architecture: To commemorate the 400th year of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s arrival in the country, Her Majesty The Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck inaugurated a bazam at Pangrizampa, Thimphu yesterday.

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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