Three killed, seven injured in two separate accidents

Breaking news: A 29-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man died on the spot when the I20 car they were travelling in veered off the road below Chali village in Mongar.

From oranges to vegetables

The newfound source of income is fast replacing orange as the main cash crop

Agriculture: The festive mood is still on after Dasain, but farmer Kiran Rai from Dunglagang, Tsirang is already out in the field tending to his chili seedlings.  There is no time to waste as he is trying to beat others to produce the first local chilies.

Extended maternity leave, a progressive policy initiative: PM

Meet the press: The six months paid maternity leave and flexi-time for civil servants as recommended by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is likely to come through with the Cabinet welcoming the recommendation.

Gasa civil servants receive new concrete homes

Housing: Coinciding with the coronation day of His Majesty The King, the National Housing Development Corporation limited (NHDCL) handed 20 apartments to 33 civil servants of Gasa dzongkhag, yesterday.

Planning our inner roads

It is only a matter of time before a newly blacktopped road is dug up to either repair a leaking pipe, or replace electrical cables, among other reasons.

Quality of potato seedlings blamed for poor harvest

Agriculture: Potato growers in Tashi Gatshel village of Bjachho gewog in Chukha are unhappy about this year’s poor harvest. Their stand is that the Tashi Agriculture Sales and Services (TASS) distributed poor quality seedlings this year.

Goleng villagers want naked conductors removed

Electricity: Following the death of a villager not long ago, villagers of Goleng in Zhemgang are urging the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) to replace the naked aluminum conductors with  (aerial bundled conductors) ABC conductors.

Waiting for electricity

Villagers left in the dark while the local BPC office awaits poles to connect them

BPC: Martshala gewog received electricity in 2005, but more than 30 households in the gewog are still without electricity.

Nikachhu strikes INR 3.53B deal with Indian Banks

The project is financed on a 65:35 debt to equity ratio with ADB financing USD 120M

Hydropower: With the signing of 12 agreements, a financial deal of INR 3.53B for the 118 MW Nikachhu Hydropower project was struck between the Tangsibji Hydro Energy Limited (THyE) in Trongsa, a special purpose vehicle to implement the project, and a consortium of Indian Banks last evening.