• 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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PM assures to look into Layaps’ grievances

Visit: From relocating their school to collecting dues from a contractor, to establishing a bank in the gewog by the year end and a gewog community centre, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay accepted several requests from the people of Laya gewog in Gasa.

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Religious precious art exhibition ongoing in Thimphu

All sale proceeds will be donated to RTA and VAST

Art: Step into the world of Olaf Van Cleef through his paintings of various Buddhist icons and symbols starting from Guru Padmasambhava, lotus flower to Serngye (golden fish), which are currently exhibited at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu.

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BHTF to fund entire essential drugs and vaccines

The fund today stands at Nu 1.3 billion

Health: Sixteen years after it was established, the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) in the presence of former donors yesterday, formally launched the financing of all essential drugs and pentavalent vaccine in the country.

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Windstorm and rain affects paddy harvest

Minor damage on structures reported in the east

Disaster: Heavy rainfall and windstorm on the October 13 evening that lasted for an hour damaged paddy harvest and blew away roofs in several parts of the country.

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Continued support critical for Bhutan says information minister at global ICT event

ICT: Continued collaboration and support from other countries is critical for small developing countries like Bhutan, that is constrained with high internet connectivity costs and reliability issues given geographical conditions, it was pointed out by the information and communications minister, DN Dhungyel at the ministerial roundtable at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2015 on October 13.

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308 companies yet to take the BAS

Most companies are small and medium scale companies

Accounting: Of the 357 companies across the country, only 49 have complied with the Bhutan Accounting Standards (BAS) so far since it was made mandatory to comply with the standard in 2012.

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Power fluctuations irks Dagapela residents

Electricity: Dagapela dzongkhag may boast of having a hydroelectric project not far away from it, but the growing town cannot get away from a problem that has gripped it for years- power fluctuation.

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MHPA violates employment law

...by temporarily employing more than 180 Bhutanese for more than a year 

Labour: The Mangdechhu Hydropower Project Authority, which has employed more than 180 Bhutanese temporarily for over a year, has violated provisions of the Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007 by not extending the employees’ benefits.

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International Day for disaster reduction observed

IDDR: About 15 schools from Thimphu thromde displayed their models for reducing disaster, which include disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness to observe the International Day for Disaster reduction (IDDR) yesterday at the Department of Youth and Sports auditorium in Thimphu.

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