English | Dzongkha Monday, December 17, 2018

World Soil Day observed in Trongsa

Coinciding with world soil day yesterday, the National Soil Services Center (NSSC) advocated the importance of healthy soil and sustainable management of soil resources to the people of Trongsa. The day is observed on the theme “Be the Solution to Soil Pollution.”

Robot designed by three youths to represent Bhutan at global robotics competition

Druk-Bot, a robot that resembles a dragon, will represent Bhutan at the First Global Challenge of Robotics Competition to be held in Mexico.

Most mines, quarry companies defy Environment Management Plan

Most mines and quarry companies were not in line with the Final Mine Feasibility Study Report and Environment Management Plan, had poor drainage system within the sites and along the access road and no trained supervisors among others.

Women learn how to turn waste into arts and crafts

More than 20 women, all of them wives of police personnel, are being taught how to convert plastic wastes into colorful, useful products at a training in Thimphu.

Tsirang to prohibit use of plastics

The use and sale of plastics is banned in the country, but like most other bans, it has proved to be an ineffective one. Tsirang is seeking to change this. It wants to first limit and then gradually end the use of plastics in the dzongkhag.

Initiative to discourage use of polythene bags fails

In Samdrup Jongkhar, the initiative to discourage use of polythene carry bags is failing as vendors prefer giving out plastic bags to shoppers to keep their business afloat.

Internet users in Bhutan increased by over 28% last year

Compared to 2016, the internet subscribers in the country increased by over 28 per cent last year. This is according to the Info-Comm and Transport Statistics report the Information and Communications ministry released recently.

Tandin Nye gets a cleanup by students of YHSS

Holy sites are often conceived to be clean apart from the spiritual purity it holds. But when it comes to Samazingkha Drana Ugyen Guru Nye in Thimphu, it is entirely the opposite.

Black carbon emissions increase

Bhutan is known to be one of the countries with the cleanest air but recent reports suggest the country’s air may not be as clean as it is thought to be. An increase in black carbon concentration has been observed in recent times.
Black carbon is fine particles in smoke emitted by diesel engines and […]

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.

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