Tuesday , August 4 2015
Breaking News
  • 41 people lost lives building Punatsangchu projects

    Bereaved families compensated well

    Safety: Search is still on for the body of a 37-year old expatriate worker who lost his balance and drowned in the Punatsangchu on July 28 while he was working at the dam complex of Punatsangchu Hydro Power Project Authority II (PHPA II).

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Speeding up PHPA II

Project to propose accelerating measures during EJG meeting Hydropower: To speed up work, the Punatsangchu Hydroelectric Project Authority II  (PHPA), which is already more than six months behind schedule, will propose accelerating measures to the empowered joint group in its upcoming meeting next month.

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Hearing begins on taxi driver murder case

Court: At the first hearing of the April 21 murder of a taxi driver in Thimphu, prime accused Tandin Gyeltshen denied the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) charges that the murder was intentional.

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Security to be intensified in Pasakha industrial estate

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The issue of miscreants robbing factories and workers in the estate was discussed yesterday

Safety: Miscreants from across the border have robbed factory workers along the southern belt of Pasakha industrial estate several times, the Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) officials confirmed.

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Trashigang truckers cry for space

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Parking: Lack of parking space for heavy vehicles has forced truckers in Trashigang to park along the roadsides. Smaller private vehicles mostly occupy the town’s available parking spaces.

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S/Jongkhar’s education sector short of budget

The lion’s share of the budget was spent in paying leave travel concession

Budget: Following the allocation of limited budget this year, the 28 schools including extended classrooms in Samdrupjongkhar might have to either cancel or minimise school activities.

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Six sacks of marijuana seized

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Crime: Jomotsangkha police is still searching for 44-year-old man from Doongmanma in Lauri gewog who was involved in the illegal transaction of controlled substance.

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My Country, My Town

  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu