• Confluence: The muddied Phochhu, after two subsidiary lakes breached on Thursday night, increasing the water volume, meets the Mochhu river at Punakha. (Photo: Tshering Palden)

    Experts to visit Thorthormi today

    The water level flowing out of Thorthormi lake in Lunana was normal as of yesterday night. However, the stability of the moraine walls surrounding the main lake is uncertain.The chief of hydrology and water resources division, Sangay Tenzin said this is because of the two subsidiary lakes that breached on the evening of June 20. There is erosion and an outflow from the subsidiary II lake, which could destablise the moraine dams of the main Thorthomi lake. 

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His Majesty’s birthday marked with cleaning campaigns

To celebrate the 39th birth anniversary of His Majesty The King, Wangdue and Punakha dzongkhags conducted a cleaning campaign. Wangdue dzongdag Sonam Jamtsho said that to celebrate His Majesty’s birth anniversary, dzongdags across the country came up with an idea to conduct cleaning campaigns across the country. To read more, …

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BCAA launces online personnel licencing system

Coinciding with His Majesty The King’s Birth Anniversary, Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) on February 21 formally launched the online Personnel Licencing (PE) System, which is developed to ease the procedures of licensing system for airline pilots, engineers and relevant aviation personnel. The online system, according to a press release …

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Minjiwoong Central School in Jomotsangkha, Samdrupjongkhar welcomes its new Class PP students on February 19 with khadars and a school bag each.   (Photo: Minjiwoong Central School Facebook page)

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No takers for local training providers, claim owners

The overseas employment programme and the outsourcing of short-term training programmes outside the country have severely affected their business, according to owners of private training institutes. One of the members of National Assembly’s economic and finance committee, Dorji Wangdi, who met with representatives from local training providers on February 18 …

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From literature to farming  

What has literature got to do with farming?  A young farmer has found the answer. If Shakespeare cultivated words, literature student, Kamana Gurung has found solace in the bounty of nature, the rural landscape, plants and trees and taken cultivation literally.

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Mongar’s own flower exhibition

When officials and business communities in Mongar were assigned to prepare for a flower exhibition to be held in the town today, they approached a young horticulture enthusiast to collect flowers. 

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No complaint on sexual harassment at workplace reported to RCSC

Except for two verbal complaints of sexual harassment at workplace reported through the telephone, the “Go to Person” (GtP) has to date not received any written complaint from civil servants. The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) instituted GtP on July 3 last year to help civil servants report incidences related …

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 Preparations are underway in Mongar town for a flower exhibition, which will be held tomorrow to commemorate the birth anniversary of His Majesty The King

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Three men convicted for trafficking hashish

Punakha court last week convicted three men for trafficking cannabis and its derivatives and sentenced them to prison terms ranging between five years and eight months to five years and three months. Rinchen Gyeltshen is sentenced to five years, eight months for trafficking of hashish and cannabis, Tandin Peljor to …

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Domkhar milk processing unit in need of space

Without a separate shed and space, Domkhar milk-processing unit in Kanglung, Trashigang has struggled to sell products and maintain cleanliness. The unit is operated as a cooperative and functions from the chairman’s temporary shed located above the Kanglung-Trashigang highway. The group received orders from the dzongkhag administration to dismantle the …

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