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Wednesday – Designated green day for P/ling HSS

IMG_7363Not all have green: some still bring potatoes on Wednesday

Students observe the day by bringing greens for lunch instead of the usual spuds/eggs

Education: Students and teachers of Phuentsholing higher secondary school have one thing in common in their lunch boxes every Wednesday.

They all have something green in their diet that day.

The school became the first school in Phuentsholing  to dedicate a day as “green day” for healthy living. Students are encouraged to bring green vegetables as part of their meal.

The initiative had [... Read More]

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Deprived of wetland to cultivate paddy, villagers of Damkhar under Gongdue gewog in Mongar have resorted to cultivating it on dry land. The practice is called pangbara. These days they are busy weeding the plantation.

 

Cataract surgery camp held alongside council

Phuntsho-TashiA patient after the surgery at Sonam Norbu Memorable Hospital in Leh, Ladakh

ADC: Coinciding with the fifth Annual Drukpa Council (ADC), more than 200 people of Ladakh valley in northern India regained their vision during a cataract surgery organised for three days.

The program was initiated by the founder of ADC, His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche.

The surgery camp, which was the first of its kind in the valley, covered mostly elderly men and women from remote districts of Leh and Kargil, who could not afford to [... Read More]

Sports

Afghans humble Bhutan

SAFF games: Bhutan lost its opening South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship match to Afghanistan, 0-3, yesterday.

The match, which was rebroadcast on the national television BBSTV, saw Bhutan concede a soft goal in the 37th minute from a corner. Afghan skipper, Haroo Fakhruddin jumped unchallenged to head the first goal after a dominating first half.

Bhutan could muster only a single attempt in the first half. In the 58 minute  of the second half, [... Read More]

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Thirty-four teams participated in three days Yangphel style khuru tournament in Mongar, which ended yesterday. The first prize of Nu 60,000 along with a trophy, went to team Jakpamilen from Trashigang. Team Yang Phoja from Gyalpoizhing came second to receive Nu 30,000. The third prize, Nu 20,000, was bagged by team Tralatrolo from Mongar.

 

Breaking news

At least seven RBA personnel reportedly killed  and several injured while trying to dispose ammunition in Haa this morning.

 

 

 

GoI meets 11th FYP demands to the full

IMG_1363Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay with the Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at 7 Race Course Road in New Delhi, India, on August 31

A grand sum of Rs 54B has been committed towards Bhutan’s developmental goals

State visit: The government of India (GoI) has committed a development assistance of Rs 45B (USD 685M approx.) to Bhutan’s 11th five-year plan, and another Rs 5B for the economic stimulus plan (ESP), as requested by the new government.

India’s Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh conveyed India’s support to the 11th Plan, which started this July, during a meeting with Lyonchhoen Tshering [... Read More]

Edu. City illegal says land commission

BEC: Even as the Bhutan Education City (BEC) board plans to take over the education city project from DHI Infra, and discuss the matter with the new government, land commission officials say the project is illegal.

“The commission never approved the proposed land, where the education city will come up,” land commission secretary Dasho Sangay Khandu said. “We just received a letter that stated that the government was building the education city in a [... Read More]

Petrol price could touch Nu 70 a litre from today

Fuel: As expected, following reports on falling rupee, the price of petrol was hiked by Rs 2.35 a litre in India by Saturday midnight last week.

Which means Bhutan could feel the hike by today.  Similarly, Indian oil companies also raised the price of diesel by 50 paise.

But this time, besides the dipping rupee value, the change in the geopolitics of some oil exporting countries (like the Syrian crisis) was also blamed for the [... Read More]

SAARC bench book for environmental cases to be compiled

IMG_2602Supreme Court Chief Justice Sonam Tobgay with justices of participating countries

A proposal that came up during the just concluded 2nd South Asian judicial roundtable 

Conference: The judiciary will compile all national environmental acts, regulations, guidelines and cases in a “bench” book to facilitate adjudication of environmental cases brought before the courts.

The proposal to have such a compilation was made during the second South Asian judicial roundtable on environmental justice that ended on August 31.

Bhutan’s judiciary, as a host country for the conference, also proposed [... Read More]