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Road block leaves men and machine stranded

Numerous roadblocks as a result of heavy rainfall in Trashigang and Samdrup Jongkhar has stranded vehicles plying on these roads. With the rain which doesn’t show any sign to let-up the situation looks to continue for another week. Among numerous block in Chekilo ( six kms from Samdrup Jongkhar), 12 …

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The wildlife corridor remains

Iron posts which enclose the Jigmeling Industrial Estate can be considered good news for the conservation sector because it will protect the important elephant corridor in Dolongang. The demarcation will also ensure that the more than 150 acres of area does not fall under the new boundary that is being …

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Lunana mitigation short of workers

The nation is yet-to come to terms with the Wangdiphodrang dzong tragedy, but it still has to ensure preventive measures in places that still face imminent natural threats. The mitigation works at the Thorthormi lake in Lunana was a task left incomplete and it is that time of the year …

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WCP cameras trap Snow Leopard

The camera traps set-up by Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP) has captured pictures of Snow Leopard from 14 stations out of the total 28 stations. A total of 56 cameras were set up in 28 different stations inside the park areas. The cameras were set up especially in selected trails that …

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Wild driving kills a Leopard cat

A female adult Leopard cat was found crushed on the expressway opposite to Samazingkha in Thimphu on June 21. The dead felid with its jaws crushed and major injuries on its head was first spotted by a Thimphu divisional forestry staff on the expressway when he went jogging early in …

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Rain, Rain go away, pray the Orongpas

While southern dzongkhags pray for rain, people in Orong would otherwise wish for the lack of it. The shopkeepers especially, are deeply worried about the road conditions which have worsened with the onset of monsoon. The 12 km stretch of farm road which connects Orong to the highway is in …

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Personnel management is reason number two for corruption

Of all the complaints Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) received so far, complaints on personnel management ranked second amongst nine areas of corruption, as stated in ACC Annual Report 2011. The agencies against which public complaints were lodged most frequently include local government, corporations, private sectors, ministries and dzongkhags. During the period …

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New orchid discovered

The entry of new record of Orchid species encountered in Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary has made Bhutan richer by one more plant species The new Orchid belongs to the species Bulbophyllum. The Orchid plant was discovered by a seven-member team which includes two visiting scientists Stig Dalstrom and Thomas Hoeijer, representatives …

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