• Record fatalities from vehicle accidents in 2018

    With 942 people involved in motor vehicle accidents, 2018 recorded the most number of accidents in the last seven years and the highets number of deaths in the past 13 years. According to the Annual Info-Comm and Transport Statistical Bulletin 2019 released this week, 135 lost their lives while 807 sustained injuries in accidents.

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Water supply yet to reach Pachu

Service: Eight months after the construction started, about 60 households at Pachu in Phuentsholing gewog are still waiting for their drinking water supply to get connected. The work, which started in November 2014, was scheduled to complete in May this year.

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Justify and submit undertakings: HC

Judiciary: The High Court yesterday ordered the representatives of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit an undertaking on who should bear the responsibility on the conviction or acquittal of the foreign minister and project manager in the Lhakhang Karpo case.

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Assessment begins on Memari Lake

Flood: Assessment on the Memari Lake in Laya, which breached a month ago, begins today with an expedition reaching the site and the camps on July 26 and technical equipment to conduct the study set up.

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Bumthang completes Local Area Plan

Unlike the exiting towns, Bumthang valley development includes abundant green spaces and recreation areas

Development: With local area plan (LAP) for Jalikhar approved by its landowners yesterday, residents of Bumthang can now look forward to availing construction approvals for permanent structures, which remains frozen today.

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New lifeline for the West

Besides cutting short the distance, the road is expected to boost economic opportunities  DANTAK: Work to construct an alternate strategic route across Wangchu connecting the Haa-Chuzom highway to Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway at Damchu began on July 25.

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Massive treatment plant to keep up with growth

The one at Babesa cannot handle the growing waste  in Thimphu

Sewage: Should everything go well, residents of Babesa and Olakha might soon be able to enjoy fresh air without ranting about the stink from the sewerage tank they have been living with to date.

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Revising the tsamdro rule

Consultation on the draft tsamdro lease guidelines underway  across the country 

Rule: Tsamdro (pastureland) reverted to government reserve forests (GRF) as per the land act 2007, could still be used as tsamdro by individuals and communities engaged in livestock rearing across the country, the draft tsamdro lease and management plan guideline states.

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Windstorm damages maize in Tsirang

Storm: A powerful windstorm hit Tsirang on Saturday. Almost 80 percent of maize field in the dzongkhag has been destroyed. Farmers are now worried about the maize seed for next year.

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Bhutanese speakers for Mountain Echoes 2015

HMHer Majesty The Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is the author of Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan and Of Rainbows and Clouds: The Life of Yab Ugyen Dorji as told to his Daughter.

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