Bottle business: A mountain of empty beer bottles waits to be recycled in one of the scrap yards in Phuentsholing
Scrap dealers have formed an association to supply empty bottles to Bhutan Brewery
Recycling: Thousands of empty beer bottles that scrap dealers across the country have collected over the years will now be returned to the beer factory.
The plan is make all scrap dealers bring their empty beer bottles to Phuentsholing and hand them over to one particular scrap dealer. This scrap dealer will in turn supply the empty bottles to the only [... Read More]
While Bhutan Telecom has yet to reduce 3G service fees, Tashi Cell officials believe their rates are already affordable
Mobile: Unlike its competitor, Tashi Cell has no plans of reducing its 3G (third generation) mobile internet rates in 2014.
The private telecommunications provider introduced 3G in November, last year.
Depending at what time you use Tashi Cell’s 3G service, its pay-per-use data rate is either cheaper or significantly more expensive than Bhutan Telecom’s [... Read More]
A male barking deer was rescued from a labour camp in Changjalu yesterday morning after two boys informed forestry officials. Officials from the Wildlife Conservation Division released the deer in the Kuenselphodrang nature park.
Prized possession: Monks trying out the tiller that a tourist donated the monastic school (Photo: facebook.com/PhajodingMonastery)
The monastery is a shining example for the national long term goal of food self sufficiency
Agriculture: Monks studying in Phajoding monastery will now make fewer trips of the arduous three-hour journey from Thimphu vegetable market carrying their mess supplies.
In the absence of a road, older monks of the monastery, which overlooks Thimphu valley, take turns to walk down to Thimphu city on weekends to buy groceries and transport them manually and on the [... Read More]
Well marked: The town has 250 parking slots
Thromde: Gelephu town’s residents and business owners had the last laugh, when the contractor, who won the bid to start the parking fee system in the thromde, surrendered his contract last week.
Residents criticised the thromde’s decision to start the parking fee in October, and complained that it was too early for Gelephu thromde.
Last week, citing loss, the contractor, Khabab Construction, surrendered the business. Khabab Construction was awarded the business, after they quoted the [... Read More]
Two villagers involved also sentenced to prison terms
The royal Bhutan army’s military court in Lungtenphu, Thimphu sentenced eight soldiers and two villagers of Yangthang in Haa to prison terms, ranging from three years to three years six months.
The eight soldiers were convicted for accepting a bribe of Nu 900,000 from the two villagers.
Of the eight soldiers, the non-commissioned-officer was given three-year six-month prison term, while seven soldiers were given three years each.
The two Yangthang villagers [... Read More]
Update: Thimphu police arrested the 23-year old detainee, who escaped from Thimphu district court premise on the morning of January 20. The man, Thimphu city police’s officer-in-command Captain Wangdi said, was arrested yesterday evening from the town. “Most police personnel know him and our search team found him loitering in town,” he said. Captain Wangdi said, the man was arrested at 5am of January 20 for suspected burglary in two houses and was [... Read More]
Laya residents wanted the bear killed, or at least tortured so it would not return
Wildlife: The bear that troubled Laya residents since January 6 was tranqualised and relocated to a forest across Mochhu river last evening.
About four-year-old, the male Himalayan black bear sneaked into several houses in Laya and snacked on their food stock, besides damaging residents’ properties.
It was about two weeks later, on January 18 that some Laya residents locked up the [... Read More]
Empty flats galore with exorbitant rents keep hordes of aspirant tenants away
Housing: Jamyang, 20, a receptionist and her friends will have to vacate the staff quarter they are occupying next month. Time is running out, and the girls are yet to find an affordable house to move into.
They are after a “suitable house”- a two-bedroom flat that will cost around Nu 6,000-7,000 a month. “There aren’t any,” said Jamyang. “I’ve responded to numerous [... Read More]
The issue has district court officials and witnesses present at the premises pointing up the court’s poor security arrangements
Security: Thimphu police are looking for a 23-year-old detainee who escaped from Thimphu district court yesterday morning.
The man that Thimphu police arrested around 4am or 5am for allegedly breaking into a house in Kawajangsa was brought to the district court to seek an arrest warrant.
But around 10:30am, the man had managed to take off the [... Read More]