Assessment on lake outburst begins

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An expedition from department of hydro-met services will be fielded soon to study the outburst and ascertain the lake’s name

Flood: The Lemthang tsho (lake) outburst on June 28 evening in Laya washed away six wooden bridges  (bazams) including the only bridge that connects Laya to the rest of Gasa dzongkhag.

BICMA finds publisher liable in placing scam ad

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Media: In relation to a scam placed in Tashi Delek, the inflight magazine for the national airline Drukair, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) has found publisher Bhutan Observer liable for the losses suffered by three people who responded to the advertisement.

June -Trongsa’s wettest month

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Monsoon contributes about 72 percent of the total annual rainfall in Bhutan

Monsoon: Measuring 66.7mm, Trongsa received the highest rainfall in the country this month, breaking its record of 47.4mm in 2010 in the same month, records with meteorology division show.

Student’s body found

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Update: A week after he was washed away, Thimphu police yesterday found the body of a 14-year-old Dechenchholing HSS student in the Wangchu below the school for language and cultural  studies, Babesa.

A good lesson

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The Monday evening “lake outburst flood” fortunately didn’t cause any damage to life or property along the Punakha–Wangdue valley although it did wash away some bridges high up in Gasa and Laya.

Air Service Agreement with Myanmar revised

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Aviation: An air route connecting Bhutan to Singapore via Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, can now be established following a memorandum of understanding reached, last week.

Nganglam’s road problem could soon be over

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Construction: The people of Nganglam are now blaming the Department of Roads (DoR). They say that DoR has made road condition only worse.

FWRAs get two months to renew their licences

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Labour: Foreign Workers Recruitment Agents (FWRA) in the country could now have new version of rules and regulations. The labour ministry is currently in the process of finalising and endorsing it.

Top teams prepare to have it out

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A total of at least Nu 1.3 million is up for grabs

Football: Football enthusiasts will see some of the top clubs from Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Phuentsholing clash when the national football league tournament kicks off on July 5.

Getting set for the monsoon

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If the week that just went by was wet, we had better be prepared for worse.  Monsoon has just begun and we will see more rain in the coming days, going by the weather forecast.

Facilitating land-related issues

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Towards this end, the commission has sent a land inspector each to all 20 dzongkhags

NLC: Local leaders are overwhelmed with land related issues in the gewogs, especially with cases of individuals encroaching on to state land and constructing houses on wetland, knowingly or unknowingly.

The Brahmis of Trashigang

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A curtain is drawn on a crossbreed of cultures with the dawn of modernisation

Lifestyle: Pushed to the hinterland of one of the remote pockets in Trashigang, the residents of Thongrong village in Phongmey gewog are referred as Brahmis or outsiders.

Lake burst forces evacuation in Punakha-Wangdue valley

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Mochu swells but no major flood reported as of midnight

Flood: Residents of Punakha and Wangdue valley, who were evacuated to safety were asked to remain at higher grounds as of late night yesterday with impeding dangers from a possible flood after the Lemthang Tsho in Laya burst around 6.30pm yesterday.