• 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. 

    Read More »

Latest News

NFI turns out to be vastly expensive campaign

Foresters share stories of experience and challenges  Survey: The National Forest Inventory, the fieldwork for which concluded a month ago, claimed a life and many narrowly escaped death treading over cliffs, glaciers, in extreme weather conditions.

Read More »

Effort to save energy with LED bulbs begins

The government hopes to eventually replace all bulbs in the country with more efficient LED

Energy: In an effort to reduce electricity consumption, a project to provide the public with subsidized Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs was launched at the Changjiji housing complex in Thimphu, yesterday.

Read More »

Patient airlifted from Tsirang

Health: A 28-year-old woman with postpartum complication, who was airlifted from Damphu, Tsirang yesterday is recovering at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu.

Read More »

Gaur runs riot in Samtse

Injures one while another narrowly escapes

Wildlife: The 10-year-old boy gored by a Gaur on Saturday was referred to a hospital in Siliguri yesterday.

Read More »

IT park running out of space

FDI:In what could rid its image as a white elephant, there are more than 600 Bhutanese employed at the IT park today and almost all of its office space has been rented out.

Read More »

Manitar-Lhamoizingkha highway to cut travel time

New road to ensure safety of travellers between P’ling and Lhamoizingkha

Road: The much-awaited 53km Manitar-Lhamoizingkha highway is finally open to traffic giving Lhamoizingkha an internal road connection and reducing travel distance to Phuentsholing, Thimphu, and Samdrupjongkhar.

Read More »