• 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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What does “not getting a job” mean?

In what was a case of lost in explanation, the National Statistic Bureau (NSB) had listed “not getting a job” to explain “never worked before” as the top reason for being unemployed in the 2018 labour force survey report that it recently released. Other reasons for unemployment stated in the …

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Thimphu Thromde switches to digital TV

Analogue TV signal was shut down in Thimphu Thromde and periphery areas beginning June. The move that was initiated to switch to digital TV was finally accomplished following the extension of the implementation deadline twice, first on January 1 and later on February 1. This initiative was first announced in …

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Cylinders or token cards, the rush is the same

People in Gelephu are issued token cards against their empty subsidised LPG cylinders

In an attempt to avoid long queues and crowding at the liquid petroleum gas (LPG) outlet in Gelephu, officials have started issuing token cards to customers. However, the initiative was unsuccessful as more than 1,000 people swarmed the outlet to collect the token yesterday. The LPG depot ended up issuing …

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Stem borer affects maize fields in Yangner

About 33 household are affected

Maize fields belonging to about 33 households in Yangner gewog, Trashigang are affected by what is suspected to be steam borer, an insect pest. Maize is the staple food in the gewog. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Illegal lifting of boulders returns

Crime scene: The place where boulders are lifted illegally

Unknown miscreants have started to illegally lift boulders near the sewerage plant area at the border in Phuentsholing. In absence of Bhutanese people at the border, sources said that people from the other side freely exploited resources from Bhutanese territory in the border. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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Whose responsibility? With garbage collection irregular, a waste disposal site in Changzamtog, Thimphu is turning into a landfill (Photo Karma Dupchu)

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Parents appeal PM to reconsider underage admission

Representatives of parents and private schools appeal to the PM yesterday

Representatives of parents, proprietors and principals of private schools submitted a petition to the Prime Minister yesterday appealing the government to regularise the admission of underage pre-primary (PP) students for the 2019 academic session. The appeal comes after the education ministry last month revoked the admission of 890 PP students …

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Committee tables 18 recommendations to budget report 

The economic and finance committee of the National Assembly yesterday presented 18 recommendations to the budget report 2019-20, of which the House deliberated five and endorsed four. The committee recommended the government to review and revise the Economic Development Policy (EDP) and the National Employment Policy to enhance economic growth …

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MoWHS minister questioned on delayed road projects 

The road connecting Dagapela and Lamoizingkha would be completed by the end of this year, two years after missing the deadline. Lamoizingkha Tashiding MP, Hemant Gurung asked the minister of works and human settlement, Dorji Tshering on the reasons for delay in the project during the question hour at the …

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Committee terminates contract for EW highway works

The stretch between Bjeezam to Trongsa town

The Department of Roads’ (DoR) regional office in Trongsa has terminated the contract works of Raven Construction, the firm that is executing the widening works from Bjeezam to Trongsa town. It was learnt that a ministerial-level committee decided to terminate the contract since works were not only lagging behind schedule but …

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Samdrupjongkhar police arrests three for alleged murder 

Samdrupjongkhar police arrested two men and a woman for alleged murder of a 36 year-old man in Gomdar, Samdrupjongkhar last month. The incident occurred on May 19 between 8am and 9am in Bruimi in Gomdar gewog. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Procurement rules leave lone gas factory gasping in Gelephu

There are more than 1,000 filled oxygen cylinders lying ideal at the factory

Earlier this year, the regional referral hospital in Gelephu ran out of oxygen cylinders. It was learnt that the cylinder consignment from the medical supply depot in Phuentsholing en route to Gelephu was delayed due to a strike along the Indian highway. To read more, please subscribe by registering at …

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