Friday , July 31 2015
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  • Aviation

    Relocation of air force camp finalised

    … the move has been welcomed by the two airlines as it will mean a larger apron and enhanced safety on the ground

    Aviation: Bringing to an end an almost decade long process, the relocation of the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) at Paro international airport has been finalised.

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S/Jongkhar’s education sector short of budget

The lion’s share of the budget was spent in paying leave travel concession

Budget: Following the allocation of limited budget this year, the 28 schools including extended classrooms in Samdrupjongkhar might have to either cancel or minimise school activities.

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Six sacks of marijuana seized

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Crime: Jomotsangkha police is still searching for 44-year-old man from Doongmanma in Lauri gewog who was involved in the illegal transaction of controlled substance.

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Chendebji’s power outage continues

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The community is now waiting for other parts of the plant to be delivered for power to be restored 

Update: Power outage in over 100 households in the three villages of Tangsibji, Trongsa is likely to continue, as its micro hydropower project is yet to function even after replacing the turbine bearing.

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Saving Bhutan’s unique written culture

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An explosion of technology has threatened the country’s written tradition

Culture: Traditional calligraphy and xylography in the country are on terminal decline with increasing population being exposed to computers and electronic gadgets, researchers said.

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RCC technology approved for PHPA-I

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Project completion date extended to July 2019 from April

Hydropower: The Punatsangchu-I dam would be the first major dam in the Himalayas to be constructed using the roller compacted concrete (RCC) technology, a shift from usual method of conventional vibrated concrete (CVC).

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Extraction at Takshasili to begin next month

The project is awaiting results from the quality test of the rock samples

Update: While the government has handed over the Takshasili quarry to Punatsangchu Hydroelectric Project Authority II (PHPA), the real extraction of the quarry would begin sometime next month, project officials said.

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  • Living in new times

    Until recently we were concerned about the dilution of our culture due to the influence of the West.  We were not alone.  The whole of Asia, home to rich cultures and traditions, was worried.  To counter the decadent western influence, some rose to the occasion.

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My Country, My Town

  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute
  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu