Saturday , April 30 2016
  • Discrepancy deprives LG leaders of PF

    No PF deductions were made from the salaries of gups, mangmis and tshogpas
    Entitlement: A major discrepancy in the financial system has deprived most of the incumbent local government (LG) members of their retirement benefits.

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Latest News

UK visa application centre to open in Thimphu

Visa: Following the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s successful visit to Bhutan, the UK has announced the opening of a new Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Thimphu to further strengthen ties between the two countries.

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Drukair’s aircraft damaged by hail

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Fortunately the pilots landed KB-140 safely in Guwahati 

Aviation: A Drukair aircraft with 103 passengers aboard was damaged after flying through hail while on approach to Guwahati airport in India yesterday.

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Picture story

20160415-5P1A2519 His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen offered prayers at the Changangkha Lhakhang along with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey before Their departure to Punakha yesterday. 

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Fourth annual rhododendron festival begins

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The festival is expected to conserve and preserve the pristine nature

Festival: The three-day annual rhododendron festival began yesterday at the Royal Botanical Park in Lamperi profoundly known as the rhododendron garden.

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Pana to get its first farm road by 2017

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Roads: Six villages of Pana in Sampheling gewog, Chukha will be connected by a farm road by next year.

At present a 5km road that starts from Singye Chhu close to the Pasakha industrial estate is under development and will be completed in July.

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My Country, My Town

  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai