Thursday , September 1 2016
  • Villagers from Choekhorling transport materials over a landslide. The gewog has been cut off since July 18 after heavy rains washed away two portions of the road.

    Choekhorling cut off for over a month

    The roads department attributes shortage of excavators

    Connectivity: The villagers of Choekhorling gewog are irked with the Department of Roads (DoR) for not repairing their gewog connectivity road which has been severed at two locations.

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Governing non-tariff paying tourists

In wake of increasing regional tourists visiting the country 

Tourism: Introduction of a green tax, monitoring of vehicle road worthiness and hotel occupancy, and mandatory services of licensed guides are some of the measures that the government could implement to handle the increasing regional or non-tariff paying tourists.

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Zhung Dratshang, youth groups observe youth day

Community: His Holiness the Je Khenpo granted an audience to 400 youths from eight schools in Thimphu and the Youth Group Association of Bhutan (YGAB) at the Kuenrey of the Trashichhodzong in Thimphu, to observe International Youth Day on August 13.

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Six former gups to re-contest in Punakha

The dzongkhag is also likely to see four female gup candidates

LG: With the start of the chiwog zomdus for nomination of gup and mangmi candidates, six of the 11 former gups have decided to re-contest for the upcoming local government election.

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Work on Dhamdum Industrial Park begins


Industry: Work on the 349-acre Dhamdum Industrial Park (DIP) in Samtse, which is one of the four Special Economic Zone (SEZ) projects in the country has begun. A ground-breaking ceremony was conducted yesterday at the industrial site.

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Thrompon not part of LG?

Law: The Supreme Court (SC) on August 5 issued a writ that would have a far-reaching impact on Bhutanese democracy. However, some of the decisions of the SC are “contentious” and could even be unconstitutional.

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Recommendations to boost tourism industry

ABTO think tank group comes up with recommendations based on current tourism situation

Tourism: The Tourism Council of Bhutan Secretariat (TCBS) could be integrated as a department under the Ministry of Economic Affairs so that it can be governed within the government’s broader economic development, growth framework, and for better inter-governmental coordination.

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Expediting the new township in Sarpang

Town: Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden and a team from the ministry are in Sarpang to discuss the restoration of structures, mainly roads and river protection, damaged by the July 20 flood.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu