English | Dzongkha Thursday, February 21, 2019

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.

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.

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