English | Dzongkha Wednesday, April 25, 2018

White winter becomes thing of past as Laya experiences declining snowfall

Lying at 3,800 metres above sea level, Laya is one of the highest settlements in the country. In the past, the place used to be covered by a thick blanket of snow around this time of the year. The towering mountains surrounding Laya remains white with thick snow cover almost through the year. Not anymore.

NECS water survey to pave the way for future water studies

Despite having rich water resources, water scarcity is a growing concern in some parts of the country. To facilitate studies on water resources in the future, a community level water resources survey has been carried out.

Concerns over illegal waste disposal along Chamgang road

The area between the forest check post and Jakarp on the way to Chamgang in Thimphu has been turned into a trash field. Wastes of all kinds have been illegally dumped there, turning the place into an awful sight.

Getting rid of allergy-causing tree species

Certain tree species in the country have been found to cause allergic reactions in people. It can get on your nose and cause sneezing. In some, it causes itchiness and watery eyes.

Trashi Yangtse Thromde begins waste segregation at source

Residents in Trashi Yangtse Town have started waste segregation at source since the start of this month.

Mobile app for city bus service

The City Bus Service of the Bhutan Postal Corporation Limited launched a mobile application for its services.

World Water Day highlights concerns over water pollution

As Bhutan marked World Water Day today, officials drew attention to pollution of water bodies, which is becoming a growing concern.

BoB unveils ‘Chharo- an e-wallet app’ to boost cashless economy

In line with the national goal to encourage a cashless economy and promote financial inclusion, the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched mobile app Chharo today. Chharo is an e-wallet app that will provide a marketplace model and advance e-commerce in the country.

Safer Internet Day in Bhutan: ensuring children, youth stay safe online

Gone are the days when internet access is limited to a few devices, especially the Laptop computers. In the present-day scenario, the evolution of gadgets such as smart phones and tablets have made virtual world more familiar to children and youth in the country.

Lack of awareness-key challenge in conserving wetlands

Despite their significant natural, spiritual, and social values, wetlands in Bhutan do not get due concern and attention for its management and sustainable conservation. Lack of awareness among people still remains the biggest challenge in conserving and protecting wetlands in the country.

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