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Water woes in Changzamtog

Progress need not necessarily mean the march toward a land of plenty or for that matter it doesn’t mean that ‘sufficiency’ is available at every corner of the settlement. In fact for the residents of Changzamtog, even the need of the hour are sparingly fulfilled in a drip which is …

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Bumdeling and Khotokha designated as Ramsar sites

The Watershed Management Division (WMD) under the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) has designated Khotokha and Bumdeling as Ramsar site and it currently awaits approval from the Ramsar Secretariat. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance is called the Ramsar Convention which deals with a particular ecosystem. It …

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The risk lies with the authority

The two contractors of the Punatsangchhu Hydropower Project (PHPA) II, Gammon (India) Ltd and Jaiprakash Associates, after having been awarded the work has insured with Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan (RICB). However, the Contractors All Risk (CAR) Policy which involves the basic civil structure works has not been insured by …

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Bhutan’s bird diversity rich by one more bird

Bhutan will add one more feather to its bird diversity, and that’s a literal. The discovery of the lone Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) has increased the number to 685 species. The lone Barn Owl was spotted at Zomlithang plantation area in Punakha in the Jigme Dorji National Park. The sighting …

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Graduates collect waste thrown on the way to Taktshang

About 50 graduates who have recently graduated from India participated in a cleaning campaign organized by Druk Waste collection along the way to Paro Taktshang on 4th of June. Kezang Choden the organizer chose the day since it is Her Majesty Ashi Jetsun Pema Wangchuk’s birth day and the Lord …

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A strategy for carbon-neutrality

The pedestrian day took birth within a strategy that would guide the country to remain carbon neutral. The National Environment Commission (NEC) launched the National Strategy and Action Plan for Low Carbon Development- a document on carbon neutral strategy coinciding with the National Environment Day on June 5. The strategy …

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Town runs-short on planners

The Thimphu Thromde is perennially positioned on the receiving end of real-estate owners and people with new constructions,  mainly for delays in approving drawing-charts for the construction of new buildings. In the recent hullabaloo of Rupee shortage, housing loans for 33 individuals were suspended because they didn’t have approved drawings, …

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