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Friday, October 31st, 2014 - 4:35 PM
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Editorial

A Pandora’s box of past land scams

The cold Thimphu air, especially in South Thimphu, is filled with suspense, as conjectures are made as to whom the Anti Corruption Commission will call next to interrogate, following the detention of the former Chang gup and two land commission officials, present and former.

It is not clear why, but some landowners fear that many may be called, and a lot can be exposed.  This is interesting for two reasons.  One, because, going by the apprehension [... Read More]

All in the family

unnamed-50Not much to say: Karma Rinchen takes his turn to speak

A couple of cousins compete amicably for the post of tshogpa in a by-election

Elections: Wearing their best ghos, Jamyang Norbu, 26, and Karma Rinchen, 29, looked confident.  They stood in front of a small crowd yesterday, gathered to listen to the cousins, candidates for the post of tshogpa for Namdaling under Decheling gewog in Pemagatshel.

A by-election for tshogpa’s post is scheduled for November 6.

The two contestants said their pledges were same and, in [... Read More]

Weather casts cloud over harvest hopes

Agriculture: With paddy harvest season in full swing in western districts, the sudden drop in temperature over the weekend didn’t come as a respite from the scorching heat to farmers but only gave them reasons to worry.

Paddy harvest in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangduephodrang started since the second week of October.  Since then farmers have been cautious with the frequent change in weather pattern especially after cyclone Hudhud that hit the southern Indian [... Read More]

One unique program with twin objectives

IMG_2191Learning: Students and tourists interact during the tour program last Saturday

The Chamgang junior guide experiment has the added benefit of teaching English

Tourism: The chilly morning gave way to a bright sunny day.  Yangchen Gatshel LSS in Chamgang, Thimphu was swept clean and ready to receive their guests on October 25.

Thirty-six class VII B students, who were to act as guides for the half-day program to tourists, waited in the assembly ground, some rehearsing their lines.

The tourists, including about a dozen Wheaton College students [... Read More]

Picture story

Harvest time: A Wamling woman and her colleagues return home after threshing paddy in Zhemgang

    

Start-stop progress of the Buli-Shingkhar road

Construction of the 78km gewog centre road started way back in 2008

GCR: People of Shingkhar village in Zhemgang are eagerly waiting for their gewog centre road construction to resume, as it got stalled, after some people in Wamling wanted to realign and take the road construction through their village.

Shingkhar gewog centre is in Shingkhar proper and the school is located at the base of the village.  There are about 48 households.

The initial construction [... Read More]

Picture story

Trashigang dzongkhag contributed Nu 350,000 to the Bhutan Health Trust Fund during the Move for Health walk that was organised on Saturday.  Civil servants, businessmen, Kanglung Shedra and schools made the donation.
The team comprising of civil servants, local leaders and De-Suups, among others, were divided into two groups. The first group, led by the dzongda, walked 24km from the Kanglung BHU to [... Read More]

Woman released by Nepalese police

The Bhutanese woman who was detained by Nepalese authorities earlier this month has been released.

The woman was detained on October 18 after Nepalese authorities found one live bullet or cartridge, and one spent bullet casing, in a religious locket she was carrying. The locket containing the ammunition was found in her luggage as she was going through security check procedures for her flight back to Paro.

The woman was released after paying a fine otherwise such [... Read More]

60th BCC logo launched

Approved-Logo-for-60th-BCC

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Leytshog Lopon Rimpoche and committee members for the 60th Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee launched the logo for the celebration of 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Forth Druk Gyalpo at Gyalyong tshogkhang today.

A department of Local Governance official, Kinzang Tshering designed the logo.

The green dragon represents the strong personality of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, who throughout His golden rule has spearheaded environmental conservation in the Kingdom that brought him international [... Read More]

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