Monday , August 29 2016

Latest News

Man in critical condition following assault

Crime: A 25-year-old man is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at  Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) after suffering a major head injury following an attack from a 23-year old man.

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Census postponed

It is yet to be determined when the population and housing census will be held 
Statistics: In what should put to rest rumours, May 30 and 31 will not be holidays.

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Guma gewog searches for more water

Resources: While construction of the new dzongkhag court above Guma gewog, Punakha is nearing completion, local leaders are worried that there will not be a water supply for the court.

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Gharials continue to draw locals and tourists

There are 15 gharials and eight crocodiles at the centre

Conservation:  Even as 15 juvenile gharials (gavialis gengeticus) and eight adult crocodiles are being relocated to Jigmeling in Gelephu, the Gharial Conservation Centre (GCC) in Phuentsholing remains a tourist hotspot.

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Female youth unemployment increases

Employment: Although the government has achieved an overall full employment of 97.5 percent going by the definition of the International Labour Organisation, youth (15-24 years) unemployment is still on the rise.

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Picture story

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Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck with His Majesty Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo during Her Majesty’s visit to Japan to inaugurate the Bhutan Exhibition: “A Hint to Happiness” at the Ueno Royal Museum

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu