Dagapela – Dalbari Road to complete by June this year

The much-awaited Dagapela-Dalbari secondary national highway in Dagana is likely to be behind schedule again by almost a year. The Project Coordinator, Pema Thinley said that around 20km of road is cut through a Bharange cliff which has hampered the work progress. The company has been provided deadline extension of the work.  “We have tried […]

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HC upholds district court verdict on Talo and Toep gewog water issue

Upholding the decision of the Punakha district court, Thimphu high court ordered the 32 villagers from five villages of Toep gewog, Punakha who were charged in Punakha court in 2018 for their involvement in destroying three reservoir tanks and water supply pipelines of the neighboring gewog of Talo to pay thrimthue ranging from six months […]

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PM asks street vendors to regulate fast food and waste management

Street vendors have to replace plastic cups and plates while selling momos and Thup (rice porridge) with biodegradable cups and plates, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said during a meeting with the street vendors of Thimphu on Thursday. Around 32 street vendors participated in the meeting. During the gathering, Lyonchhen shared the negative impact of […]

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BNCA to operate drug prevention strategy in schools

Prompted by the fact that secondary school students in Thimphu are at greater risk of drug abuse and alcohol consumption that may develop negative psychosocial, educational and mental health outcomes, a team from Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) is working on an effective drug prevention strategy in the schools. Deputy chief program officer, BNCA, Dorji […]

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ACC gives clean chit to former PM over security arrangements

The controversy over the security arrangements at the residence of former Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay has finally concluded with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), finding no corruption or violation of the ACC Act or misuse of resources, announced dropping the case yesterday. The press release from the ACC clarified that the initial suspicion that the […]

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12 more gewogs recognized for achieving 100% improved sanitation coverage

An additional 12 gewogs in seven dzongkhags were recognized for achieving the status of Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 100 percent improved sanitation coverage during the celebration of the World Toilet in Sarpang on Tuesday. This takes the total number of gewogs with ODF status and 100 percent improved sanitation coverage in the country to […]

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Tourists unable to withdraw money from local ATMs

While the tourist season for the fall has begun, some tourists and international travelers are busy frequenting the banks, hotels and local handicraft shops with many of them unable to withdraw money from the local AutomatedTeller Machines (ATMs) with their cards. Many tourists have complained about not being able to withdraw money from the ATMs […]

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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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GAB proposes area-specific guides

Guides Association of Bhutan (GAB) is proposing for area-specific guides at monument sites in the country. The objective of area-specific guides is to provide correct and uniform information to tourists. The Director General of TCB, Dorji Dhradhul said that TCB will support this proposal. The Chairperson of GAB, Garab Dorji said that guides will be […]

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