Thursday , May 5 2016
  • Cabinet ministers welcomed each teacher with a khadar for Teacher’s Day in Thimphu on May

    A Teacher’s Day to remember

    The Prime Minister announced that this year the government will focus on the professional development of teachers
    Education: While it’s usually teachers waiting to receive the Prime Minister or cabinet ministers at receptions, it was the other way round on May 2 at Royal Institute of Management (RIM) in Thimphu where Teacher’s Day was observed.

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Four gewogs to remain without road

Connectivity: Lunana in Gasa, Soe and Lingzhi in Thimphu and Geling in Chukha are likely to remain without road connectivity even by the end of the current Five-Year-Plan. None of these four gewogs currently have road connectivity.

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Illegal settlers along Amochhu begin leaving

The thromde cut their electricity connections in February

Housing: With no electricity for close to two months, more than 20 families that had illegally settled along the Amochhu embankments in Phuentsholing have left their makeshift houses to settle elsewhere.

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Health officials educate Tangsibji villagers

Health: Health officials in Trongsa are educating the people of Tshangkha and Tangsibji chiwogs about their vulnerability to different diseases as the communities grow with the construction of Tangsibji Hydro Energy Ltd (THyE).

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Pemagatshel Dzong construction on track

Initiative: Making it clear that the people aren’t questioning the performance of the workers, Shumar Gup Lepo, during the 11th dzongkhag tshogdu (DT), asked the new Pemagatshel Dzong construction project manager on the status of the project.

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Famous Yongla gets sertog

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Heritage: In commemoration of the naming ceremony of HRH The Gyalsey, the dzongkhag administration and dratshang installed a serthog at the Yongla Gonpa in Pemagatshel on April 16.

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Aircraft windshield cracked, nose punctured

Full damage assessment to be carried out in Paro

Aviation: The national airline’s Airbus A319 that was damaged by a freak hailstorm over Guwahati on April 16 was in no real danger despite the extent of damages sustained.

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  • Honouring our lopens

    On May 2, schools and educational institutes throughout the country celebrated Teachers’ Day by paying special tribute to teachers for their contributions in building the nation. Our Teachers’ Day has a special significance because we also celebrate the contributions of His Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo, the father of modern Bhutan, who gave special priority to modern education in the country.

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  • A pedestrian street

  • Need to expand homeownership

My Country, My Town

  • 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
  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • 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