Sunday , May 29 2016
  • Local leaders will forego gratuity to re-contest

    In line with the LG members entitlement Act
    LG: With most local leaders in Paro completing their tenure in August, should they resign before that, they will have to forego their benefits in line with the local government (LG) members entitlement Act.

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A village of five people

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Migration: The 20-minute walk up from Dangdung village, Langthel gewog, Trongsa, towards Lingtoe village reveals the ruins of irrigation channels and other structures covered in overgrowth.

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Royal Bhutan Army Chief visits India

RBA Chief Operations Officer, Lt General Batoo Tshering is in India at the invitation of the Indian Army’s Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, according to an RBA press release.

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Unpaid Bhutanese in Qatar raise concerns

The labour ministry will intervene and contact the company in Qatar

Employment: After completing class XII, Pema Wangchuk was unable to pursue his higher education because of his average marks. He struggled for many years looking for a job in the country.

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13th Tarayana fair begins

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The three-day fair is being held at the Tarayana Park at Chubachu

Festival: The 13th Tarayana fair, with a promise of nothing but fun-filled activities and philanthropy kicked off in the capital yesterday.

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Safeguarding the Bazam

A scarred truss of one of the bazams in Thimphu

Public property: People have been slicing and cutting wooden trusses, railings and thresholds of bazams or traditional bridges in Thimphu to take home pieces of wood to use in religious rituals.

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BBIN motor vehicle agreement faces roadblock

Local truckers and taxi operators are not convinced that the BBIN agreement will not harm their businesses

The agreement is expected to face resistance from the opposition party  BBIN: The government’s fight for ratification of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement will hit a major roadblock in the upcoming Parliament session.

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Thimphu thromde proposes revision of land taxes

The multi-level parking building is expected to be completed by the end of next year

Along with allocation of some percentage of the vehicle registration fees Thromde:  Having proposed a revision of the existing urban land taxes to achieve financial sustainability, the Thimphu thromde is now working out the amount that would be submitted to the government.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi