Sunday , November 29 2015

Breaking News
  • Gaping holes in hydropower polices

    Council: The government has violated the Bhutan Sustainable Hydropower Development Policy (BSHDP) 2008 by not giving the agriculture ministry the one percent electricity royalty in cash for integrated water resource management.

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Safety for guides, first or last?

The incident has pushed the tourism industry to call for safety measures at all tourist sites 

Tourism: Despite sending an additional team from Thimphu to assist the search team in Bumthang following the November 4 mishap in Mebartsho, the body of the tour guide is yet to be recovered.

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Lhuentse celebrates Nov 11 with the Je Khenpo


His Holiness the Je Khenpo hosted a tokha for hundreds of people of Lhuentse who had gathered at the Namdroling Monastery in Tshenkhar to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo on November 11.

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Nation celebrates the news of Royal heir


His Majesty announced that the heir will be born around Losar in 2016

Royal Family: The past, the present and the future, converged at Changlimethang, yesterday, as the nation was celebrating His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s 60th birth anniversary when His Majesty The King fulfilled the wishes of the people.

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Wetland fallow for want of water


Shortage started after water was channeled to supply to the town

Land: If Zhemgang is one of the poorest dzongkhag in the country, fallowing of agricultural land is not helping the dzongkhag.  More than 270 acres of wetland belonging to over 100 households in Trong and Dangkhar, Pam and Krasphay villages has gone fallow from shortage of irrigation water.

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Bajo town gets a facelift


With the inauguration of a mani dungkhor, basketball court and the centenary farmers’ markets

Facilities: The inauguration of a mani dungkhor (prayel wheels), basketball court and a farmers’ vegetable market were some of the activities in Wangduephodrang that were dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary celebrations of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on November 9.

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Pilots pledge Nu 12M to RENEW


As the organization increases its programmes and services, it is experiencing financial constraints and sees such local support as the solution 

Community: The Bhutanese pilots of both airlines have pledged to donate at least Nu 1.2 million annually to NGO RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women) for the next ten years.

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Paro airport arrival terminal inaugurated


The new terminal will more than double the airport's capacity to handle passengers 

Aviation: The new arrival terminal at Paro international airport was inaugurated by HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck on November 9.

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My Country, My Town

  • Tying the knot! These two de rigueur office devices kind of go hand in glove, don’t they? Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut Venture, Mongar
  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro