Bhutanese urged not to travel to countries with reported cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoAF) has urged all Bhutanese to refrain from travelling to countries that have reported cases of Coronavirus infection. However, in case of unavoidable travels, the ministry has advised travelers to ensure that all basic preventive measures are taken and that extreme caution is exercised. “Please also refer to information on […]

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A tale of two unfulfilled promises

The pledges to construct a bridge over the notorious Maokhola and the campaign promise to construct the Shingkhar-Gorgan road have remained a political gimmick that never materialized. The first two democratically elected governments promised but failed to deliver the bridge and the road. There are apparently huge cost and resources required to build the bridge […]

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Native sheep population in Phobjikha halved

Despite the government’s effort to preserve the native sheep in Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang the number of sheep has halved compared to 2013. In 2013, there were 1,500 sheep reported in Phobjikha. Currently, the number has dropped to 700. The native sheep breed is Jakar Type and found only in Bumthang, Trongsa and Phobjikha. Feral dogs attacking […]

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Villagers face increased wildlife predation after integrating with wildlife sanctuary

Villagers of Nichula gewog fear extreme predation from the wild animals inhabiting Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) in Dagana Dzongkhag. The villagers are worried about their future if the wildlife attacks on their crops continue. Since the gewog was integrated with the Phibsoo WC, wildlife predation on their crops has increased, according to them. Nichula gewog […]

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Water woes at NHDCL colony in Toribari come to an end

The absence of drinking water problem at the housing colony of the National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) in Toribari, which has been going on for more than a month now, has been finally solved. The Phuentsholing Thromde has replaced the water pump which was installed in Pekarzhing reservoir tank this week which supplies water […]

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Internet connectivity betters lives of Layaps

A life in isolation of the Lapays without phone and internet connection has changed today with the advent of internet connectivity. Many say they find their lives much easier compared to 10 years ago. The b-mobile network of Bhutan Telecom was connected to Laya in 2010. However, the 3G service connection was introduced only in […]

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Mobile app to be launched for hassle-free driving

If the traffic cops are out checking for your driving license which you forgot at home, don’t worry, starting December you will be able to download mRSTA, a mobile app from Google play store and check for your license online. Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) will launch the mobile app, which is convenient for […]

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Laya reaps huge benefits from tourism

The Royal Highland Festival (RHF) has benefited highlander communities especially the Laya community immensely. During the festival, the Layaps makes huge income through homestays, porter-pony services and selling yak products. In a year, every household earns an average of Nu 50,000 to Nu 80, 0000 from home stay services. The festival attracts not only international […]

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