Friday , February 12 2016

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Phuentsholing reports cases of canine distemper

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Disease: Phuentsholing’s veterinary officials are suspecting canine distemper outbreak in the border town. Although it does not pose much threat to the general public, pet owners are advised to correspond with officials.

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Mongar renovates 480 choetens

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Heritage: The Mongar dzongkhag administration formally launched the renovation of more than 480 choetens with the installation of the Ku-Sung-Thukten (zungs) at Kedheykhar Choeten recently. The renovation is taken up to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

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Unclear laws boost dzee business

Lack of clarity on rules for its transaction has led it to become a well-organised crime

Crime: Early this year, a man in Paro who negotiated his three-eyed dzee (cat’s eye) with a buyer landed up with a bag full of cardboard and papers in exchange.

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PM in New York

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Diplomacy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met UN Under Secretary General and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, at the UNDP Headquarters in New York on Thursday.

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Teacher professional support division to be opened soon

The division will be responsible for the professional development of teachers

HR: To ensure that every teacher in the country receives need-based professional development (PD) trainings, the education ministry will soon establish a Teacher Professional Support Division (TPSD).

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Works resume in MHPA dam pit

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Project officials assured it’s now safe for workers to work in the dam pit 

Hydropower: Concreting works in Mangdechu hydropower project’s (MHP) dam pit from 100-108 reduced distance (RD) has resumed a month ago after the landslide that claimed five lives last month interrupted the work.

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Lone affected landowner interrupts farm road construction

Claims the gewog administration didn’t get a written consent to allow the road through his land 

SDP: Claiming he was not consulted, a lone landowner in Tsirang has decided to not allow the Tashiyenjong - Kaphredara farm road in Kilkhorthang to pass through his land, construction for which began last month.

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Poor drainage blamed for flooding

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It’s not monsoon or the swollen Dungsam river, but poor drainage that results in the town flooding every time it rains 

Thromde: Poor drainage system is what floods Samdrupjongkhar town every monsoon and not necessarily due to the swollen Dungsam river, residents say.

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My Country, My Town

  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana