• 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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Drone seized in Paro

Aviation: In a first, the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), assisted by the Department of Air Transport and the police seized a drone that was being illegally flown to take photographs of Kichu lhakang, in Paro, earlier this month.

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NA calls for better welfare of detainees

The housed has asked the human rights committee to submit a report in the next winter session

NA: To protect and uphold the personal dignity and rights of detainees, National Assembly yesterday asked its Human Rights Committee to conduct a holistic review of legislation on detention.

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Council divided on whether CSR should be mandatory

The clause will be revisited before it’s presented again for endorsement 

Council: The issue of whether Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending should be made mandatory for profit-making companies was the highlight of the discussion on Companies Bill in the National Council yesterday.

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Finding solutions as Bhutanese first, not parties

A pre -electoral coalition among political parties and consultation on long-term strategies could support the democratic process

Politics: Coalition may be considered a sensitive term in Bhutan’s party politics, but it’s meaning is much broader than forming a coalition government alone.

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Panbang in dire need of fuel depot

Resources: BM hiring’s tripper driver, Phuntsho Tobgay, just returned from Nanglam with couple of barrels of diesel to Panbang, which the company would use for construction of Kamati farm road in Bjoka in Zhemgang.

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Purpose of civilizations is to create just societies: PM

Lyonchoen stressed on the need to return to the basic values of civilization in his address at the India Ideas Conclave

Visit: “Which is the world’s greatest civilization?” Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay asked as he addressed over 350 participants of the second India Ideas Conclave in Goa, India yesterday.

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International petition seeks attention for mountain countries

The petition, which will be tabled at COP21, is urging Bhutan to join the call for attention

COP 21: In a move to seek adequate attention to the impact of climate change on mountain regions and human communities that depend on them, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat based in Rome, Italy, which began an international online petition is now urging Bhutanese to sign it.

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Gasa to get new township

Urbanization: The only district without a township, Gasa, will finally have one before the end of this year. The move comes more than two decades after Gasa was separated from Punakha. Plot distribution will shortly take place. The district has the largest area but the smallest population. Nomadic highlanders make up the majority of the population.

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Sipsu gets a fuel station

Transport: People of the five gewogs of Tashicholing (Sipsu) gewog in Samtse will no more need to travel all the way to Samtse town to fuel their vehicles and avail liquid petroleum Gas (LPG).

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