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    Education allowance top audit report discussions

    Parliament: Payment of children’s education allowance to the staff of Royal Bhutan Embassies dominated the discussions of the audit report that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) presented at a joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday.

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Wetland fallow for want of water


Shortage started after water was channeled to supply to the town

Land: If Zhemgang is one of the poorest dzongkhag in the country, fallowing of agricultural land is not helping the dzongkhag.  More than 270 acres of wetland belonging to over 100 households in Trong and Dangkhar, Pam and Krasphay villages has gone fallow from shortage of irrigation water.

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Bajo town gets a facelift


With the inauguration of a mani dungkhor, basketball court and the centenary farmers’ markets

Facilities: The inauguration of a mani dungkhor (prayel wheels), basketball court and a farmers’ vegetable market were some of the activities in Wangduephodrang that were dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary celebrations of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on November 9.

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Pilots pledge Nu 12M to RENEW


As the organization increases its programmes and services, it is experiencing financial constraints and sees such local support as the solution 

Community: The Bhutanese pilots of both airlines have pledged to donate at least Nu 1.2 million annually to NGO RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women) for the next ten years.

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Paro airport arrival terminal inaugurated


The new terminal will more than double the airport's capacity to handle passengers 

Aviation: The new arrival terminal at Paro international airport was inaugurated by HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck on November 9.

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One Gewog One Product to empower communities


Gewog: Sixty different products of art and craft, agriculture and dairy, herbs, packaged food, spices, and pickles among others were launched as a part of the One Gewog One Product (OGOP) organized by the Queen’s Project office.

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Two dies at Sorchen

Accident: A 29-year-old driver and his assistant, 26, were found dead on November 9, inside the oil tank of the truck they were travelling.

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Celebrating the past, living the present, and looking beyond


I would like to remind our youth that television and Internet provide a whole range of possibilities that can be both beneficial as well as detrimental for the individual and the society. I trust that you will exercise your good sense and judgment in using the Internet and television.  – His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck,  Silver Jubilee Celebrations, 2 June 1999 Communication: This is a story of Drukyul’s past. This is a present narrative of god’s chosen land of Gross National Happiness.

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Civil servants’ welfare scheme launched

Zhung Dratshang’s Leytshog Lopon, Sangay Dorji, launched the Civil Servants’ Welfare Scheme (CSWS), to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, at the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) conference hall yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi
  • Multitasking radish: Though if to be eaten later, one hopes that’s ara and not kerosene in the jerry can. Photo by Bidur Rai
  • Yin-yang happening: The good side is the clean-up, the bad side is burning garbage is against the law Photo by Chencho Wangdi, Kuensel
  • Body job: Even cars can do with a little cosmetic work as this vehicle shows Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • Watch your step! An unwary (or intoxicated) pedestrian could come a nasty cropper at this spot. Photo by Sonam Wangdi