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DoR takes over work from tardy contractor

Copy-of-DSC00685The construction of the highway is expected to be completed by mid 2015

The Gongrizomsa stretch is considered a tough job because of its rocky terrain

Road: A stretch of road on the Nganglam-Gyalpoizhing highway will be taken over by the department of roads (DoR), after the contractor failed to complete the work on time.

The contractor, Rinsons Constructions, failed to complete the road stretch within the contract period of six months.

DoR engineer Ugyen Norbu said the contractor’s deadline was even extended by a hundred days, considering challenges [... Read More]

From ‘Motey’ to role model

mmexport1411024243945Too big: Jagat’s only problem today is his clothes

Diagnosed with obesity and high bp, Jagat B Gurung, 39, took up a  strict regimen and turned things around

Lifestyle: After overcoming obesity and high blood pressure, 39-year-old Jagat B Gurung has been chosen as a role model patient by the Punakha regional hospital.

In April 2012, Jagat visited the hospital after suffering from a headache.  It was found that he weighed 100kg, with a body mass index of 36.2, which is categorised as obese.  [... Read More]

Woolen caps for premature babies

DSC00506Mission accomplished: Volunteers celebrating the completion of project

Volunteers: Volunteers in Thimphu have woven 1,000 woolen caps in the last seven months to be distributed to babies born prematurely.

Hundred and sixteen volunteers, students of Changangkha MSS and Motithang HSS, and wives of senior Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) officials, wove the small colourful caps to keep the heads of premature babies warm.

A midwife at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Emi Tsukamoto, who initiated the project called Tshegho (Garment of Life), [... Read More]

Picture story

Guardian of peace: Chief Justice lyonpo Sonam Tobgay, who graced the Passing Out Parade of the 13th batch of De-Suups as chief guest at the Tencholing military training centre, Wangduephodrang awarded certificates to the 121 executives, comprising of members of parliament, dzongdas, drangpons, dungpas, medical doctors, chief executive officers/managing directors. During the two-week intensive programme, 121 De-Suups including 17 women were imparted basic [... Read More]

Uncommon wellness – the path to optimal health

Coach cum therapist Dr Shottam busted some common myths during his talk at CBS

Lifestyle: Following a lot of the conventional advice on health can land you in trouble.

This was how a wellness coach and a certified de-addiction therapist based in Bangalore, Dr Shottam, cautioned on the dangers of the lifestyle most people live, during his talk on the ‘Uncommon Sense Wellness’ on September 19 at the Centre for Bhutan Studies.

He said that these [... Read More]

Downpour to continue for a week

For the north and west, the rain is slated to stop by midnight today

Monsoon: Except for western and northern districts, the rest of the country will experience continuous rainfall at least for a week.

The hydro-met services department’s senior meteorologist, Tayba Buddha Tamang, said that, in the western and northern districts, the rain would stop by midnight today.

However, the rain will continue for about a week in places in the southern, eastern, and central [... Read More]

Thrue bab begins at 8:30am

Most blessed rainy days, the auspicious hour, when the duetshi (holy water) descends, happens to be in the wee hours.  This year, it is not the case.  The auspicious hour starts at 8:30am.

“The thrue bab will continue for a week,” an astrologer with Pangrizampa astrology school in Thimphu said.

On this day, the astrologer said, all natural water resources are considered sanctified, and people are encouraged to bathe in water collected from outside during the auspicious [... Read More]

Three men detained for alleged rape of married woman

Crime: Thimphu police have detained three men for allegedly raping a 19-year old married woman in Thimphu on the night of September 17.

The incident occurred when the woman went to celebrate Vishwakarma puja around the town with her father.

The woman, in her statement to police, said that, while her father was dancing, her uncle took her to a bar where they had alcohol.

She also said that her uncle then took her to the [... Read More]

Redaza flashflood blocks Mongar-Bumthang highway

unnamed-6Flash Flood: Students of Sherub Reldri HHS in Mongar help Redaza PS students to cross the flooded stretch yesterday

By 5pm the block was cleared with machinery deployed by DoR 

Disaster: A flashflood at Redaza in Mongar on September 18, triggered by heavy rainfall, disrupted traffic and other activities by flooding a stretch along the Mongar to Bumthang highway.

Redaza is about two kilometres from Mongar town.

The flood happened around 8am, shortly after primary school students from Trailing, crossed over the stretch and reached their school at Redaza.

Redaza primary school’s principal, Tobzang, said when [... Read More]

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