• Nationalisation of mines needs a broader perspective: PM

    With its 15 years mining lease ending on December 31 this year, the trading of Druk Satair Corporation Limited (DSCL) shares in the secondary market was suspended since January this year until further notice. The company also completed buying back 25 percent of the total paid up capital from its shareholders at Nu 80 a share, against the market price of Nu 34, beginning this month.

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My Green School finds Japanese translation 

A five-year-old book born in Bhutan sees a Japanese incarnation. My Green School: An Outline by Thakur S Powdyel has been translated into Japanese and published into a bilingual book. Professor Miwako Hosoda, vice president and professor of sociology at Seisa University in Japan, who translated the book, believes that the …

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 Cattle feed: Farmers in Tsephu, Punakha are feeding unriped paddy to cattle after lack of irrigation water delayed paddy transplantation in the village this year.

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Woman stabbed

Thimphu police caught a 25-year-old man from the town yesterday evening for allegedly stabbing a 24-year-old woman on November 20. The incident occurred around 12:50pm at the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) office in Changangkha, where the woman works. Police said a woman called them saying a man stabbed her friend and that …

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Bolero hits two men to death in Rangjung 

Two men were killed when a bolero pick up hit them while they were walking near Lungtenzampa, between Rangjung and Trashigang, on November 20. One of the deceased aged 77 was killed on impact. The other aged 43 died due to excessive bleeding after reaching Trashigang hospital. The incident took …

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JDWNRH’s surgical department records high surgical site infection

The incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in the surgical department with the national referral hospital in Thimphu was 30.7 percent, one of the highest in the region. This is according to an observational descriptive study carried out at the hospital from July to December last year, to establish the incidence …

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Man charged for alleged attempt to voluntary manslaughter

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) charged a 26-year-old man to Lhuentse court for an attempt to voluntary manslaughter after he stabbed a 20-year-old in Budur village of Minjey gewog on the night of September 10. According to the OAG charges, the stabbing incident happened in Budur village when four …

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Potholes irk commuters 

Pothole below zorig chusum institute in Kawajangsa

Residents who use the road leading from the golf club towards the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) office are frustrated with the potholes dug in the recently blacktopped road. Last week a JCB machine was found digging working on the road. The potholes are left open and no one was …

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Kyoto University and JSW Law to collaborate in research 

Juichi Yamagiwa (PhD) hands over a book about Bhutan to JSW Law academic dean Sangay Dorjee at the event

Kyoto University and Jigme Singye Wangchuck Law School conducted their first joint symposium on research in Thimphu yesterday. Although JSW Law has made early strides towards promoting faculty research, including the establishment of an in-house research centre, there is much that this new institution can learn from a long-established, globally …

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Attention called for Internet addiction 

The Changjiji youth centre on November 17 organised a youth forum to share with some 15 youth the findings of internet addiction that a team of doctors presented at the recent international conference on medical and health sciences in Thimphu. The study showed that four out of 10 adolescents are addicted to …

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Village elders claim rodent outbreak related to bamboo flowering

Agriculture officials in Tsirang say farmers were reluctant to use chemicals against rats that damaged crops in the dzongkhag this year. Although officials agree that total damage may not have been prevented, it could have controlled the rodent population to some extent. On hearing the outbreak first in Dagana, agriculture …

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Gambling during  tshechu, an open secret

A dart game during the recent Trashigang tshechu

The aftermath of the four-day tshechu in Trashigang has left the archery range messy and disorganised. Stall owners are engaged in dismantling their stalls and collecting the remaining goods that have remained unsold. There are some people, who while checking if police personnel are around, conduct a game of dice at the …

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NA committees reduced to nine for efficiency

Making the best of dhana (inauspicious month), members of the National Assembly in a recent meeting reduced the number of committees to nine from 11. The house will have to endorse the decision when the National Assembly commences on January 2. Secretary general of the House, Sangay Duba, said that …

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