Priority: Naku and Kunzang Choden, the first elderly people to use the designated seats take a free city bus ride with the MoIC minister and officials after the launch yesterday
City Bus: For a mother of four children like Jim Maya who lives in Thimphu, the introduction of 30 percent reduced fare for children and designating seats for women with toddlers is a welcome initiative.
The 37-year-old woman, who runs a canteen at the road safety office at Lungtenzampa has begun doing her math.
Living at Hejo, Jim Maya said she spent Nu 100 everyday to drop her three children at school in a taxi, [... Read More]
While in summer, it’s used to cook with, in winter far more use it for heating purposes
Fuel: It’s that time of the year when Thimphu residents begin to crowd the fuel stations with empty jerry cans to collect kerosene, used as a heating fuel by many urban homes in the winter months.
Yesterday, the monthly kerosene quota a person is entitled was increased to 50 litres from 10 litres in Thimphu. This entitlement continues [... Read More]
One of government’s pledges to be fulfilled within 100 days of its taking office and one that was realised yesterday designating seats in city buses for the elderly, pregnant women and people with special needs.
This might seem like a little initiative, but it is a start to many such socially responsible and important initiatives that will reflect what the Bhutanese society has always been known for.
Courteous was what most Bhutanese were considered, but over the [... Read More]
JDNP: Surrounded by trees and the snow capped peak of Jomolhari mountain in the distance, their only neighbours are mules.
The location is such that, to make a call, one must walk for 30 minutes to get the cellular signal.
This is the Thangthangkha campsite in the Jigme Dorji national park (JDNP) and home to Chimi Dorji, 45, and his family for more than a year, since he became the campsite caretaker.
“It’s quiet and peaceful [... Read More]
The court has found all three defendants, exonerated by the district court, guilty as charged
Judiciary: The High Court (HC) has reversed the Trashigang court’s verdict, which had dismissed almost all charges in connection with the construction of the Nu 66.13M vocational training institute at Buna, Rangjung, in Trashigang.
The HC verdict now says the contractor Rinzin Dorji of Dangling Construction must refund the government Nu 11.879M he received as excess payment.
The HC verdict also [... Read More]
The Guru statue in Takila could be completed around February next year
The finishing touches could not be applied due to continuous rainfall
Guru: Continuous rainfall in the area this year has pushed the completion deadline of the bronze statue of Guru Nangsey Zilnon in Takila, Lhuentse, to around February next year.
Construction coordinator, Kuenzang Tobgay, said, among others, the rain disrupted the work of painting gold, which is in powder form, on the statue’s face.
“If it wasn’t for the rain, we could have completed the construction [... Read More]
Druknet: Internet service provider (ISP) Druknet has changed its wireless or Wi-Fi hotspot plan for Thimphu.
A Wi-Fi hotspot is a site that offers Internet access over a wireless network. In this case, Druknet broadband customers could use the wireless network to log in to their broadband accounts to browse the Internet.
The ISP had installed up to five Wi-Fi hotspots in Thimphu in 2011, with plans to add even more as part of an [... Read More]
Cutting corners could have put paid to an effective delivery system
Water: Zhemgang town has a new water supply line. But more than a year after its completion, residents of the small town of about 2,000 people are still complaining, as there is no water reaching the town through the new line.
The worst affected are the hoteliers, who say health and hygiene are compromised because of the shortage. With plates and cups all stacked [... Read More]
Tenants of Changjiji government housing complex celebrate the Fifth Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty the King yesterday evening. National Housing Development Corporation organised the event, which will continue today.
Uprooting weeds: Rafters at work
A mini project is underway to clean up this water body and restore it to its original state
Conservation: Wearing red life jackets, three young men use barge poles to crisscross the muddy Lutshokha lake on a bamboo raft.
When the barge moves from one end, an iron rake is pulled along to grip the roots of weeds and grass under the lake.
When the rake is firmly in the roots, an excavator positioned on the [... Read More]