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Chief accused in embezzlement case out on bail

Nganglam police continue their investigations to uncover the exact extent of the crime DCCL: Although he is on bail, Nganglam police are still investigating the embezzlement case against Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited’s (DCCL) head of finance and accounts department. The suspect, according to sources, was arrested after the management on January 5 registered a complaint […]


Pemagatshel picks its townships

Nganglam has been proposed as dzongkhag thromde, and Denchi as yenlag thromde Thromde: It has been proposed that Nganglam dungkhag become a dzongkhag thromde, and Denchi, where the new Pemagatshel dzong is currently under construction in Pemagatshel, become a yenlag thromde. The proposal comes after the government recently deliberated the declaration of dzongkhag and yenlag […]


Villagers veto private mine

Mining: After several discussions and almost a four-hour public consultation meeting, villagers of Nangkor, Pemagatshel refused to allow private mining below the village. Only six villagers gave “Yes” votes; 53 voted “No”. The villagers said that, while they understand that mining would contribute to the economy of the country, they were concerned about the future […]


Zobel forest fire yet to be put out

The Lungtenphug blaze, meanwhile, was doused after two days, a record for Thimphu Disaster: A team of villagers, gewog, forest and police officials are still trying to contain a forest fire that started around 10am in Zobel gewog, Pemagatshel yesterday. The men have decided to keep a watch on the fire the whole night to […]


Creating an Hindu Kush Himalayan network

One main recommendation was to promote cooperation among the 8 HKH countries Environment: Promoting trans-boundary cooperation among the eight Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) countries, and monitoring forest area through remote sensing were some of the recommendations the symposium on transforming mountain forestry made in Dehradun, India. Sustainable use of mountains, establishing perennial plots and small […]


As for human-wildlife conflict, prevention is better than cure

Tackling the root cause of the growing problem is the only sustainable solution Discussions: More than finding a solution, human-wildlife conflict, which is becoming a growing challenge in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, needs to be prevented. At a discussion on “Taming human wildlife conflicts in the HKH: forest management or crisis management”, representatives […]


Community forest mangt, the best defence against environmental degradation

Symposium: Involvement of local communities is important in the management of mountain forests and preventing environmental degradation, it was pointed out by representatives of countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas at the ongoing Transforming Mountain Forestry symposium in Dehradhun, India. It was also pointed out that the bottom-up approach of co-managing forests has been in […]


Groundbreaking ceremony for Labar-Khengzor farmroad construction

SDP: With the groundbreaking ceremony on January 14, villagers of Labar-Khengzor in Khar, Pemagatshel are all smiles, as soon their chiwog will be connected with a farm road. The construction of a 5km farm road began yesterday.  The project is funded under the first batch of small development projects (SDP), a part of government of […]


Lauri’s long wait for electricity soon to be over

Power: With almost 90 percent of the work completed, Bhutan Power corporation (BPC) expects to electrify Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar’s most remote gewog, by mid this year. Divided in two packages, work on the much-awaited rural electrification  (RE) project began in 2012 and was supposed to complete by June 2013. But monsoon and its remote location hindered […]


S/J’s first moenlam chenmo draws thousands of devotees

Prayer: More than 3,000 devotees from Samdrupjongkhar and the nearby eastern dzongkhags have gathered in Samdrupjongkhar middle secondary school to attend a weeklong moenlam chenmo (great prayer ceremony), which began yesterday. Presided over by His Holiness Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Choeda, this is the first moenlam chenmo to be conducted in Samdrupjongkhar with about 200 […]


Township works to start soon

Biological corridor reduced to 500m, both landowners and businesspeople happy Nganglam: The long delayed Nganglam town at Rinchenthang is expected to see some development with the issue of biological corridor boundary solved. The corridor that became the bone of contention between planners and landowners and halted the development of the town is now reduced to […]


Broiler farm running dry

Poultry: Some 11 farmers from Phuntshothang, Pemathang and Samdrupcholing in Samdrupjongkhar gathered last year to start broiler farms. Today, after their first production, farmers are worried about business sustainability. The 11 farms produced 700 kilograms of meat. In the next line of production, the farm will produce about 1,500 kilograms of meat. Where is the […]


Spending holidays fruitfully

About 30 students are packing oranges at a depot in S/jongkhar to pay their school expenses Vacation: Although it’s difficult to stay away from their parents and miss out the winter vacation fun, some 30 students from Wangphu gewog have chosen to take up part time jobs in Samdrupjongkhar and earn a little before returning […]