Pasakha-Manglabari bypass road gets go-ahead signal


The much-talked about bypass road to Pasakha from Manglabari in Jaigaon, India, is finally through. Phuentshogling Thromde officials say works are expected to begin soon and that they have been notified by the Indian counterparts.

The plight of private media


More than 30 journalists, mostly from private print media, have left the profession since 2009, the key factor being financial constraints.

The decline of pressing mustard oil traditionally

The decline of pressing mustard oil traditionally-

Blooming mustard flowers turned Zhemgang gloriously yellow, every winter. For the locals, the blooming flowers were sign of bountiful harvest. They had even worked out a method of pressing mustard oil from the seeds.

Shrinking Kharul Lake saddens locals


Oyster Lake, locally known as Kharul Lake, under Lhamoy Dzingkha Dungkhag, is believed to be 50-million-years old. It holds spiritual, religious and ecological significance to the locals.

Gola Bazaar’s tale of woe


The shopkeepers in Gola Bazaar in Tashichhoeling Gewog, previously know was Sibsu, are worried of tax in the light of dwindling businesses. They say they face a fierce competition from people across the border.

Bhutan Archery Federation takes archery promotion a step further

Bhutan Archery Federation has taken its national game promotion initiative a step further by taking the game to schools. Archery clubs have been formed in four schools under Kanglung Gewog.

Open Air Prison for life prisoners

Five life prisoners, who have served a minimum of 22 years in prison, were sent to Gasa to work at the dzong renovation site, yesterday.

Commericial potential of biogas

Biogas has gained popularity among the Bhutanese farmers in the last few years due to the many benefits it has. But what is little known among the farmers is that it can be turned into a commercial product to earn some cash. To help them explore the potential, officials from the National Organic Programme are touring the country and meeting with the farmers. The team was in Sarpang Dzongkhag, recently.

Cycling, a viable mode of transport in Lhamoi Dzingkha

If you happen to visit Lhamoi Dzingkha Dungkhag in Dagana, you will straightaway notice people riding bicycles. Most residents use bicycle to get by.

Sacred yet neglected?

Pemaling, under Trashi Yangtse District is considered as one of the most sacred sites of Guru Rinpoche in country. But, the sacred site is not as popular as other sacred sites in the country given the remoteness of it.

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