ABOUT TOWN

The radio chronicles

Radio in Bhutan has come a long way when with just a table, three chairs and a transmitter rented from a local telegraph office in Thimphu, the first radio station of Bhutan was formed by a voluntary group of youths known as the National Youth Association of Bhutan (NYAB) on 11 Nov, 1973. The initial broadcasts were news and …

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Motorists fined for using a parking zone that is yet to open

Within a span of a week, many motorists have paid a penalty of Nu 750 by parking between the craft bazaar and Bhutan Development Finance Corporation (BDFC) building, not knowing that they are violating traffic rules. This stretch is a much awaited parking zone but incomplete and though it will be open only from July 1, motorists …

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The “Supreme Prayer” in Yangtse

More than 2,500 people have gathered at Chorten Kora for the 9th Moenlam choenmo which is being performed by the Je khenpo. Ku Sung Thugten Mendel was presented to the Je khenpo by the people of Yangtse. It is believed that  the ‘Moenlam Choenmo’ will bring peace and prosperity  to …

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Four new farm roads

More than 300 households in Khoma gewog will be benefitted by four new farm roads to their villages  planned for the  10th Five Year Plan. The road which stretches from Khoma to Tshikhang was funded by Japan government.Other roads would be constructed till Khoma, Gangtakhem, Kangkhar and Goenpa. Till now, …

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Home-grown vegetables next on agenda

  Tanden Zangmo and Sonam Choden / Thimphu Vegetable vendors were encouraged to buy and sell local produce from within the country in order to make a difference to the farmers, consumers and themselves. This was the objective behind Agriculture Minister Lyonpo Dr Pema Gyamtsho visiting the Centennial Farmers Market …

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Short-cuts cut off from maintenance

Although the highway has seen some maintenance in recent times, the bypasses under the Changjiji  and Olarongchu bridges stick out like a sore thumb with pot-holes riddling them. These roads have been ignored by town planners while motorists using the bypasses suffer damages to their vehicles, mostly during the monsoon …

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