Monday , November 30 2015

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  • Gaping holes in hydropower polices

    Council: The government has violated the Bhutan Sustainable Hydropower Development Policy (BSHDP) 2008 by not giving the agriculture ministry the one percent electricity royalty in cash for integrated water resource management.

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Test confirms diesel safe for use


Update: Laboratory tests have found that the diesel samples from the 20 kiloliters tank, which was sent for tests following complaints from vehicle owners in Trongsa last week, was not adulterated.

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Chendebji micro hydel to be surrendered


After the plant is repaired, the community has decided to surrender the plant to BPC 

Electricity: Following more than a month of power outage, the turbine spare parts for 70 kilowatt Chendebji micro hydropower plant in Trongsa was expected to arrive in Paro yesterday from Kathmandu according to Tangsibji gup, Jigme Namgyal.

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More licenses suspended

Anti-Corruption Commission suspended four more business licenses in Phuntsholing on July 10 after the commission found a prima facie (based on impression)

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Body recovered

The body of a 21-year old woman, which was washed away by the Punatshangchu River in Samthang around 11:30am yesterday, was recovered about a kilometer downstream from Bajothangu village in the evening. The incident occurred while she was washing her clothes by the river. She is a daughter of one ...

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Three boleros go missing in P/ling

Theft: Three Boleros, two with Bhutan’s registration numbers and the third with an Indian number, went missing from the core area in Phuentsholing town on July 12 morning.

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Dire need for a forensic laboratory

The Royal Bhutan Police is in the process of acquiring land to establish the lab Crime: Six years after her brother was acquitted of an alleged murder, Tshering Dema vividly recalls the ordeal her family was put through as they waited for the DNA test results.

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Aviation regulator to fill decade long vacant post

While the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority has found a flight safety officer it could not recruit an airworthiness officer  Aviation: In what should improve Bhutan's flight safety rating, the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has found a fully qualified flight safety officer after going for more than a decade without one.

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New bridge connects Laya


Within 10 days, a team from RBA rebuilt the new bridge connecting Laya with the rest of the country Update: With a new bridge constructed over the Mochhu at Tongchudrak, some 381 cordycep collectors of Laya who returned home on July 9 can now leave for Gasa to attend the cordycep auction this week.

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ACC closes more shops for investigation

ACC: In continuation to its ongoing investigation, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has suspended licenses of two businesses, Yeshey Pema Tyres and Yeshey Pema Enterprise after finding a prima facie (based on impression) case of corruption.

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My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • 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