Crack meters installed to monitor cracks in Kuenga Rabten

Crack meters have been set up to monitor the nature of cracks in Kuenga Rabten in Draagteng Gewog, Trongsa, according to Minister of Economic Affairs Loknath Sharma during the press meet yesterday. The locals of Kuenga Rabten, meanwhile, complained about cracks appearing in the walls and pillars of their homes earlier this year and alleged […]

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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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Limited budget to blacktop Kharbandi-Pasakha road

Though the Kharbandi- Pasakha road leading to the country’s biggest industrial estate, Pasakha has been in terrible condition for years, the Department of Roads (DoR) has received only Nu 20mn for maintenance which will cover two kilometers of the road. DoR’s Chief Engineer, Dorji Wangdi said that with the budget allocated they can only do […]

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Laya sees change in toilet habits after the first Royal Highland Festival

Sanitation was a major issue for Layaps and tourists visiting Laya four years back. Now major changes can be seen in the sanitation habits of the highlanders. Now Layaps have shifted to flush toilets and SATO pan from pit toilet. Laya is located 3,800m above sea level. Laya has a population of more than 1,000 […]

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Green-coloured number plates introduced for electric vehicles

Green-coloured number plates for electric vehicles were launched in Thimphu on Thursday. According to the UNDP Bhutan, the move is expected to be a low-cost way of encouraging wider public to switch to electric vehicles to beat air pollution and keep Bhutan carbon negative. The launch of the green registration plates was graced by Yab […]

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Butterflies shift their habitat due to climate change

The wings are scarlet with broad black margins and each forewing tip has a diagonal white patch. The butterfly, Red Lacewing (Cethosia biblis) looks playful. It is a new species that was discovered in Bumthang this year. Like Red Lacewing, Rose Windmill and Common Peacock are abundant in southern region but now these butterflies are […]

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Need for better coverage of climate change by media

Lack of reporting by the mainstream media to report on the overarching effects of climate change and how it could go about was one of the discussion in a two-day workshop on “Climate Change, Solutions and the SDGs” which was organized by the UN in partnership with Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB) , WWF Bhutan and ICIMOD at Paro earlier this […]

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