• 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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Placement of Class XI students in private schools to complete tomorrow

The ministry of education is expected to complete the admission of all class XI students in private schools on government scholarships by tomorrow and claims to upload the placement orders on the ministry’s website. The ministry is providing full scholarship to class X students in 21 private schools across the …

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Gender mainstreaming, a priority in 12th Plan

In what will be a significant change in its efforts to promote gender equality in the country, the government will mainstream gender into the policies, plans and programs of all agencies. Promotion of gender equality and women empowerment is one of the 17 National Key Result Areas (NKRAs) of the …

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Samdrupjongkhar prepares for flower exhibition

With preparations for the upcoming Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition (RBFE) in full swing, Samdrupjongkhar thromde is filled with colours these days. The dzongkhag, thromde, regional officials and other stakeholders are all engaged for an exhibition, which is scheduled to open on February 21 coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty The …

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Three accused in Trongsa land case seek approver from court

The Supreme Court (SC) issued an order to the Trongsa dzongkhag court to expedite the alleged illegal land acquisition case against the former Trongsa dzongdag Lhab Dorji. The order was read during the witness hearing yesterday, where it mentioned that the case has prolonged for a long time after it was registered with …

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JAB president re-elected

Members of Journalists’ Association of Bhutan re-elected the incumbent president, Rinzin Wangchuk as the president and Sonam Penjore of Bhutan Times as association’s board member, yesterday. Rinzin Wangchuk, the editor of Kuensel’s Dzongkha edition, secured 81 votes, including 27 postal ballots while his contender for the post, Kunga Tenzin Dorji, …

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Grafting to boost hazelnut production

Mountain Hazelnuts has started to train over 150 staff in hazelnut grafting and plans to implant one million grafts in the eastern dzongkhags of Trashigang, Mongar, Lhuntse, and Pemagatshel from this month. 

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The Annual General Meeting of Les Amis du Bhoutan, the Friendship Association for Bhutan in France was held in Paris on February 15. Ambassador Pema Choden attended the event at the invitation of the Association. Francoise Pommaret (PhD), founder and President of Les Amis du Bhoutan, presented a report on …

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Gelephu residents ask for substitutes to plastic 

As vehicles enter the border gate of Gelephu, security officials stop and check if they are bringing in any plastic carry bags. Officials say they have been carrying out the surveillance since February 14. More than 50kgs of plastic carry bags were collected.

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Young monks help in the preparation of the fifth royal Bhutan flower exhibition, which will be held this week in Samdrupjongkhar coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty The King. (Photo: Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition Facebook page)

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PHPA I’s commission pushed to 2024

Recent slide above the dam site (File photo)

Punatsangchhu I hydroelectric project (PHPA I) is working out solutions to ensure full safety of the slide area and the areas above it, the project’s chairperson and economic affairs minister Loknath Sharma said. He said that the delay in the completion of the project has got everyone concerned. “We have …

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Artists to celebrate HM’s birthday with Bhutanese abroad 

About 25 artists from the film association of Bhutan left for USA, Dubai, Perth and Canberra in Australia, and New Delhi, India yesterday to celebrate His Majesty’s 39th Birth Anniversary on February 21. Divided in four groups, each group comprises of actors, comedians, singers, and musicians, who will perform for …

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