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Two archers warned with yellow card

IMG_0850Side draw? Drawing the bow from the side is not allowed

Archery: Two archers competing in the elimination round of the Yangphel open archery tournament yesterday were shown yellow cards, as a first warning.

The archers, while drawing the bow, slipped and shot beyond the target range.

One arrow landed around 20 metres behind the target and among the pine trees toward the Lungtenzampa bridge. The other landed on top of the protection wall behind the target towards the football ground. Another slip would lead to [... Read More]

Phajo, SL Lubricants and Nim Archery in Q finals

IMG_0881United Sikkim is the only team from outside Bhutan

Archery: Phajo, SL Lubricants and Nim Archery qualified to the quarter finals eliminating Old Friends, Tenzin HSS, Kuzuzangpo, Ata Boning, Chang Boyz and SRPF in the first elimination round played yesterday at Changlimithang.

The second match in the lower bacho (range) of the Yangphel open archery among Lhachen Industries, United Sikkim and Tashi Tagay could not be decided yesterday and will be continued today.

The first match in the lower range, among Phajo, Old Friends [... Read More]

‘Layman’s experiment’ belies villagers’ claim

Further technical investigation with an instrument borrowed from MHPA will follow

Mining: A “layman’s experiment’ to observe the ground vibration in four houses, whose walls were allegedly cracked because of blasting in nearby mining sites, was carried out yesterday by geology and mines officials.

The experiment required placement of a bucket of water each inside the living room of all four houses, while blasting were carried out, to ascertain impact and vibration.

Four department of geology [... Read More]

DT wants no ‘wine’ retail shops in Zhemgang

Prohibition: The regional trade office in Trongsa should immediately suspend issuing retail ‘wine’ shops licenses, local leaders in Zhemgang decided at its dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) on August 5.

“We request the trade office to suspend issuance of retail licenses to prevent people from consuming excessive alcohol in villages,” DT chairman, Dorji Wangchuk, said.

The DT members feared that leaving retail alcohol business unchecked would only escalate alcoholism to an uncontrollable problem even at the national [... Read More]

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Diplomacy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay delivers the keynote address after formally assuming the Chairmanship of the 70th session of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok yesterday. Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay took over the yearlong chairmanship from Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao.


In-country master’s degree in development practice begins

CNR becomes fourth institute to provide a masters program under RUB

College: Starting this month, the College of Natural Resources (CNR) started a Master of Development Practice (MDP) program, the first of its kind for the country and the college.

With this new area of study provided within the country starting August 4, CNR is the fourth institute under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) providing a master’s degree.

The other three colleges are Paro College [... Read More]


A case of a bad carpenter?

Local leaders in Mongar are proposing to do away with community forests in the dzongkhag.  This is a blow to policymakers, especially those engaged in forest management in the country.

The community forest idea is a touted as a good initiative in forest management and land use as it involves, empowers and gives communities ownership in managing the forest resources for income generation, while also preserving the ecology and catchment areas.  So, when local leaders feel [... Read More]

Two primary schools to become ECRs, one ECR to be closed

Kherigongpa-Pry-SchoolKheri primary school has 42 students studying from Classes PP to VI

Education: Following shortage of students, two primary schools in Pemagatshel will be downgraded to extended classrooms (ECR), and an ECR in Nanong gewog will be closed.

This was decided during the seventh dzongkhag tshogdu on August 1.

Informing dzongkhag tshogdu members, district education officer Pema Dorji said Kheri PS in Zobel gewog has only 42 students, while Rizimo PS in Decheling gewog has 43 students.

Located near Khenrigonpa, about five kilometres from the dzongkhag, Kheri  PS [... Read More]

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Argentina Ambassador Raul Ignacio Guastavino(left) and the Azerbaijan Ambassador Ibrahim A Hajiyev called on the acting Prime Minister Lyonpo Damcho Dorji at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday afternoon.


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