Thursday , October 8 2015

Breaking News
  • Supreme Court lifts freeze on marriage certificate

    Guidelines for marriage between Bhutanese and foreigners framed 

    MC: The Supreme Court Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk yesterday directed the High Court to start processing Marriage Certificates (MC) for Bhutanese married to foreigners starting November 4 this year.

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Poor demand for ECCDs in Trashigang


Education officials said parents lack awareness on the need to invest early in their children’s development 

Education: Although Trashigang has 13 community-based Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centers spread across the dzongkhag, there were no workplace- based ECCDs until a few days ago.

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Lhamoizingkha residents anxious over swelling Sankosh


Erosion: Old wooden houses, pothole-ridden roads and erratic power supply are some features that Lhamoizingkha town is synonymous with. This old town that borders a hamlet known as Hauda in India thrives anyway with a handful of notable developments recently accomplished.

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ABTO seeks online permit for regional tourists

Digitalising the process would save time and resources at the Phuentsholing border 

Tourism: Regional tourists will be able to process tourist permit online if the government agrees to the request from the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO).

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No takers for hardware and pharmaceutical items

Only alcoholic beverages were sold in the fourth auction that was held yesterday 

ACC: Hardware and pharmaceutical goods worth Nu 6.08 million (M) did not see any takers at another phase of auction held yesterday in Phuentsholing. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its investigation related to tax evasion and other related corruption in Phuentsholing this year had seized these goods.

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Learning the new goals


A weeklong programme has begun to inform children about the new international development goals 

SDGs: In a week starting yesterday, students in schools across the country will learn about the new development goals that the United Nations member countries adopted on September 25.

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Rabies cases under control


Disease: More than 500 dogs were registered and vaccinated against rabies in different locations in the capital on World Rabies Day yesterday. About 141 dogs were vaccinated at the National Animal Hospital in Chubachu alone.

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Happiness defined through 4,290 photographs

The Council encourages submissions from foreign participants to diversify the meaning of happiness

TCB: With an entry of about 70 photographs a day, the Bhutan Photo Campaign, Happiness is… that the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) launched in July received 4,290 entries of yesterday.

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Four schools come together for a reading fiesta

The move was to learn from each other and celebrate the national reading year 

Education: For the first time in Sarpang dzongkhag, four schools jointly celebrated the national reading year through a reading fiesta on September 26.

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My Country, My Town

  • Sign out: As the road’s been dug up, it’s going to be a go-slow zone with or without the warning Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Red hot: Helmet needed when consuming these chilis in case your head explodes. Photo by Tashi Dawa,In-charge,Tingtibi Extension Office
  • Future trucker, for sure: Don’t worry, kid, there’ll still be a demand for good drivers when you’re big. Photo by Kinzang Dorji, Adm. Assistant, Chapcha MSS, Chhukha
  • A problem of plenty: Surplus apples end up as pierced decorative pieces on metal fence posts. Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu