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S/J gets its first-ever waste treatment plant

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Along with this, the town’s bore well was also inaugurated yesterday Sewage: Samdrupjongkhar thromde’s first-ever waste treatment plant, which is expected to solve the issue of unhygienic septic tanks in the locality, was inaugurated yesterday. The Nu 45M treatment plant is connected to the lower part of the dzongkhag that is demarcated under the local area plan I (LAP I).  About 84 households will avail the facility. Beginning today, all household waste will be treated and released into the river, unlike before where overflowing septic [... Read More]

A crematorium that cries out for restoration

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Relief is around the corner with its rehabilitation included in the 11th Plan  Thromde: Samdrupjongkhar residents say there is a dire need for a caretaker to give the dzongkhag’s only crematorium some attention. Located about a 10-minute walk from town, the crematorium, although intact, lacks proper lighting and road, is littered with unhygienic waste and lacks space for families to stay overnight. Residents say this is a place for families to conduct the last rites of their loved ones with dignity, but the way the [... Read More]

‘Shillongpas’ now have a place to call home

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200 acres of govt. land have been cleared to resettle them in the Borongmo resettlement project Kidu: About 15km from Nganglam dungkhag is a small village called Borongmo.  The settlement, scattered over an area, which was once a thick forest, is today home to some 51 families. In the last two years, the 51 households have turned the dense forest into a new village under Norbugang gewog. Everything they have today, say villagers is because of His Majesty’s kindness. Locally referred to as the “Shillongpas,” [... Read More]

Man fights off bear

Wildlife: A 55–year old man from Decheling in Nganglam was referred to the Thimphu hospital, yesterday, after suffering injuries from a bear attack. The man was on his way back home with a friend when he was attacked by the bear. According to the man’s friend, the man wrestled with the bear and both slipped and fell down a cliff. While the man was saved by a tree branch, the bear fell into a small stream. The man sustained multiple injuries on the neck, face [... Read More]

Headhunter rumours do the rounds in Nganglam

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People suspect the proximity of the Kuri-Gongri hydropower project may be the spur Khekpa: Rumours of “khekpa” or headhunter, which have been spreading rapidly in Nganglam, are untrue, say authorities. Police and dungkhag officials announced that residents should not worry after the rumours caused fear among the communities. Many villagers under Chokhorling, Decheling and Norbugang gewogs have even begun patrolling their villages at night, according to gewog officials and villagers. People have been frequently calling officials to verify the rumours. For about a week now, [... Read More]

Compensation paid for land lost to upcoming township

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Although five years since the plots exchanged hands, for owners, all’s well that ends well Denchi: After a five-year wait, 30 landowners, save for four households, received monetary compensation for the land they lost to the dzongkhag in 2010 for the new Denchi township. The existing town will be shifted to Denchi, about 18km from the gewog office under Shumar gewog in Pemagatshel. A total of Nu 63.301M was paid to the landowners, who together lost about 80 acres of land.  The compensation was paid [... Read More]

Life in an S/J loft

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The housing crunch has driven many to dwell in the cramped confines of an attic HOUSING Living in the attic has always been hard for residents of Samdrupjongkhar, which is the hottest dzongkhag in the country.  But housing shortage has left them with little choice. Singye Wangchuk, 30, is a corporate employee.  He was transferred from Phuentsholing and spent eight months looking for a house in Samdrupjongkhar.  Today, he lives in an attic that has one bedroom, a small sitting room, a kitchen and a [... Read More]

Funds received, work resumes

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Construction has been held up since Sept. in the absence of GoI budget release Pemagatshel dozing: After receiving Nu 35m from the government, the construction of Pemagatshel dzong in Denchi has resumed since September. Work of the dzong construction was stalled for about three months after government of India did not release the Nu 100m budget for the financial year 2014-15. Because of the lack of budget, the project officials had to send about 25 non-Bhutanese labourers back home, as they did not have fund [... Read More]

Growing cotton in Chongshing again

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Once a hub for the crop, effort are being made to revive the culture in at least one chiwog Handicraft: Chongshing gewog of Pemagatshel was once a hub where cotton was widely grown and textiles woven from it. A weaver would earn Nu 800 by selling a gho or a kira.  Today, this tradition is almost dead in all the five chiwogs of Chongshing. However, gup Pema Dorji is encouraging the villagers in Thongsa to start growing cotton again. All the other villages in the [... Read More]

Elder cousin wins chiwog tshogpa post

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By-Election: Residents of Namdaling chiwog in Decheling gewog yesterday elected 29-year old Karma Rinchen as their chiwog tshogpa in the by-election. Namdaling is about a three-hour walk from the gewog, which is about 20km from Nganglam dungkhag in Pemagatshel. Of the total 40 electric voting machine (EVM) votes, Karma Rinchen won by securing 24 EVM votes and five postal ballots votes.  His opponent, who is also his cousin, 26-year old Jamyang Norbu secured 16 EVM votes. The chiwog was without a tshogpa for the last [... Read More]

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