• 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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Constant amendment hinders execution: Judiciary

14,444 cases decided within 108 days Report: Enforcing of law due to constant amendments to the existing laws and new laws enacted by the Parliament has become the biggest challenge to the judiciary, according to the annual judiciary report released on January 8. Courts across the country settled 14,444 cases …

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BDD chalks out action plan

Democracy festival to be initiated as a yearly feature Democracy: With the signing of the Bhutan Democracy Dialogue (BDD) charter recently, no political parties are expected to be seen as opposing forces to each other, but rather as ‘machineries’ for better governance. “Following two elections, Bhutan is already experiencing ills …

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Picture story

The new Dagana court that was inaugurated in October 2013, was consecrated on January 9. The court was built with an Austrian Development Cooperation assistance of Nu 38.3 million.      

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14 injured in bus accident

Breaking: At least 14 people were injured and have been admitted to the Bajo regional hospital after the bus they were traveling in from Phuentsholing to Tsirang went off the road and fell 17-feet at Taksha on the Wangdue – Tsirang highway at around 4pm, today. The injured passengers include, …

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PM on official visit to India

Lyonchhoen is scheduled to meet UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon in Gujarat Diplomacy: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay will be on an official visit to India today on an invitation from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. During the visit, Lyonchhoen will visit the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujurat, New Delhi, …

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Cabinet approves corporate salary raise

The raise however doesn’t apply to DHI owned companies Pay: The Cabinet last Tuesday decided to raise the salary of the state-owned enterprises or corporations, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said yesterday. “The consensus was that there is a need to raise the salary for the corporate employees as well,” Lyonchhoen …

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Little trust between government and bureaucracy: DNT

The party stated in a press release on the case of the three secretaries who were surrendered to RCSC Governance: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said the details/evidences on the three surrendered secretaries are ready for submission to the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC). The commission on December 29 has asked …

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When will Thimphu get its first snowfall?

Weather: If the light snowfall in some places like Motithang and Decehncholing experienced on Thursday evening came as a teaser, Thimphu should have its first snowfall very soon, at least by January 20. This is according to an analysis carried out by the Chief of Snow and Glacier division at …

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Safety important for both tourists and Bhutanese: PM

Tour operators and guides play a role in ensuring safety of tourists in Bhutan Tourism: The safety of all visitors to Taktsang monastery in Paro including Bhutanese is a priority for the government. Calling it an unfortunate incident, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, at the meet-the-press session yesterday, said the recent death …

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B. Ed graduates were misled: PM

Teacher training graduates appealed to Lyonchhoen for govt. jobs Employment: The government in the past has misled graduates of teacher training institutes about “getting government jobs automatically” on completion of the training. Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay yesterday during the 14th meet the press session said, while it was wrong for …

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Search still on for all three inmates

Update: The three male inmates who escaped through the toilet window from the Wangdue police custody are still at large as of yesterday evening. A search team was immediately deployed after they went missing in the evening of January 7. Police sources said following information from villagers, the three were …

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To boost local construction firms

Construction companies employing only Bhutanese to get works without tenders SDP: Contractors willing to employ Bhutanese workers only will get construction works without having to go through the work tendering process. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay announced this during the 14th meet the press session yesterday. “Let us know if …

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