Karuna shelter: A home for ill, injured and abandoned dogs

An overwhelming smell of urine and scabbed dogs greet you as you enter the iron gate of the Karuna shelter, home for dogs located near the landfill site at Saa-Tshalu, some 3km from Trashigang town. The dogs seem friendly, at least friendlier than the stray dogs that prowl the streets. But most of them are […]

New bridge opening delayed at Singye in Pasakha

Villagers and commuters of Pakchina and Dhungyena under Samphelling gewog are still clueless about when the new bridge across the Singye River near Pasakha Industrial estate will be opened. The bridge which was started in 2007 initiated by Project DANTAK under General Road Engineering Force is not open for traffic.The bridge is an Indian government […]

Fund crunch delays Central Boulevard Road

Central Boulevard Road which was planned by Gelephu Thromde has not been approved in the first phase which means that it will be delayed for the time being. The four lane road will start from border till Sethikhari stream, few kilometers towards Gelephu-Zhemgang National Highway. Gelephu Thromde had proposed the budget for the road to […]

Egg market dwindles in Trashigang

Poultry farming is turning out to be an unprofitable business for farmers in Trashigang with the egg prices in the market dropping as supply grows. Today, the poultry farmers in Trashigang, are struggling to find a market. Jigme Wangchuk has over 1,500 chickens in his poultry farm in Kanglung, one of the largest poultry farms […]

Tourism Council strengthens Brand Bhutan

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is trying to strongly promote Bhutan as an exclusive destination through Brand Bhutan. The elements of Brand Bhutan comprise Gross National Happiness, History, Dzongs, Exotic, Shangrila, Exclusive, Pristine Environment, Carbon negative, Culture, and Tradition, Language, Tshechus, People, Vajrayana Buddhism, Vibrant Democracy gifted by Monarchs and Selfless Kings.  Bhutan opened […]

PM to visit Brussels for 13th edition of EDD

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering will be visiting Brussels, Belgium, from June 18-19 at the invitation of President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to participate in the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD). The EDD, instituted in 2006 by the European Union (EU), brings together leaders, practitioners, policy and decision-makers to share […]

Trashigang flood restoration work to begin soon

Following the flash flood of July 22 last year, effects of the flash flood in Trashigang remain. While the metal rods on either side of the flood protection wall remain exposed and pieces of railing hang carelessly, residents say that the restoration work requires priority as it poses risks. The children’s park that was covered […]

Boulder export from Gelephu to Bangladesh resumes

After almost a month of halt, export of boulder to Bangladesh has resumed from Gelephu starting yesterday.  The Department of Forest and Park Service (DoFPS) has started issuing export permit as per the interim guidelines for surface collection and dredging of Riverbed materials (RBM) for export, 2019 which was approved by the cabinet last month […]