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02 Aug 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Gaydrungs say it is all work and no benefits

It is a cumbersome task that gaydrungs have to carry out in accordance with the responsibility delegated to them in Local Government Rules

25 Jul 2013 | Chador Wangmo | COMMENTS 0

Severe teacher shortage in Dorokha MSS

Dorokha Middle Secondary School (DMSS) in Samtse has been facing a severe shortage of teachers for the last three years.

25 Jul 2013 | Pema Tenzin | COMMENTS 0

Taps continue to run dry in Mongka despite assurances

Mongka is a small village in Udzorong, Trashigang. Every households in the village has a water tap. But, no water flows from the taps.


Double Major degrees face poor job prospects

University graduates with double degree find hard to get employed. Many graduates of 2012 are still looking for a job.

17 Jul 2013 | Khandu Tobgyel | COMMENTS 0

First private materials test lab in Thimphu

A materials testing laboratory, APECS Test House (ATH), in Babesa, Thimphu, is the first of its kind in the country.

14 Jul 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Farm roads blocked as the monsoon peaks

Most farm roads in Pemagatshel are blocked following a week of relentless rain, throwing normal life out of gear.

04 Jul 2013 | Khandu Tobgyel | COMMENTS 0

259 graduate from Royal Thimphu College

Chief Advisor of the Interim Government, Chief Justice Sonam Tobgye, awarded certificates to the graduates

04 Jul 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Community of elderly escapes political turmoil

A community of elderly people in Pemagatshel dzongkhag remains least bothered by politicking across the country.

04 Jul 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

All eyes on Khonmari water project

Despite a technical glitch caused by the caving in of the cover of the main storage tank probably because of a faulty design, the much talked about

27 Jun 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Pemagatshel receives (slightly) more postal ballot applications

Going by the information coming out of the villages in Pemagatshel, the general election is likely to see more voter

27 Jun 2013 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

Japan, Bhutan signed exchange note for grant assistance

Bhutan’s ambassador to Japan, V Namgyel, and Japan’s ambassador to Bhutan, Takeshi Yagi, at Bhutanese Embassy

27 Jun 2013 | Chador Wangmo | COMMENTS 0

Former DPT supporters turn up for PDP meeting in south

The campaign meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Norbugang, Samtse, on 24 June saw an interesting mix of people

21 Jun 2013 | Pema Tenzin | COMMENTS 0

More female addicts break psychological barrier to seek rehab help

Although she needed help, she could not bring herself to seeking a rehab’s help fearing social stigma attached to it.

20 Jun 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Truckers and mining company make reluctant compromise

A compromise reached between the mines management and the truckers on June 11 after a row over the office order


Thimphu City to privatises waste collection

Thimphu city will privatise its waste collection, which is expected to be better and more efficient.But the residents will have to pay for it.

14 Jun 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Farmer in Pemagatshel sees (small) snail population explosion

Shumarthung village under Zobel gewog collects snails and puts them into a large bowl, but is unsure where to dump

14 Jun 2013 | Rabi C Dahal | COMMENTS 0

Will the replacements turn things around?

Will Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s candidates, who joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), make any difference to the outcome of the general election?

06 Jun 2013 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

Loden entrepreneur wins global entrepreneurial award

Greener Way,waste management firm started by Karma Yonten

06 Jun 2013 | Chador Wangmo | COMMENTS 0

More than half of houses in Korphu are locked and empty

The villagers of Korphu in Trongsa are slowly leaving their village for towns.

04 Jun 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Taxi drivers offered their wishes and prayers to Her Majesty

Fifty taxi drivers representing the taxi drivers of Bhutan

31 May 2013 | Khandu Tobgyel | COMMENTS 0

Government contemplates handpicking snails in Gyalpozhing

The government says that handpicking could be the most effective method

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