English | Dzongkha Monday, July 23, 2018

Farmer from Punakha wins Nissan Leaf

All eyes were on a plain, candid looking 22-year-old farmer from Punakha who did not know whether to laugh or cry as he approached the brand new Nissan leaf, which he won during the lucky draw today at Changlimithang.

First unit of DHP commissioned

After missing a number of deadlines, the first unit of the 126 Megawatt Dagachhu Hydroelectric Project (DHP) was commissioned yesterday. The first unit has a maximum capacity of generating 63 megawatt of hydropower during the peak season.

Parents cry foul over school shutting down

People of Banjar in Monggar are engaged in a bitter argument with schoolteachers and education officers on the issue of Banjar School in Monggar being shut down just when the 2015 academic session was about to start.

Trongsa Nyagoe wins the strong men competition

The audience jumped like popcorns in a hot pan as the strongmen competition started off today at the changlimithang stadium coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the King.

Energy trade balance in the red

Hydropower may be the economy’s top export, but the entire revenue generated by the sector is lesser than the payment made to import fossil fuel, showing a negative balance of trade in energy.

IPO to allow Bhutanese private players in hydropower sector

Bhutanese private sector will get to participate in hydropower sector for the first time. Druk Green Power Corporation will be floating Initial Public Offering for the public by 2016. IPO is the initial public offering where the Bhutanese can invest in Nikachu Hydropower Project.

PM allows construction at Sarpang’s new town site

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay has given the go-ahead signal to construct houses at Sarpang’s new town site, Shechangthang, known as Ranibagan earlier. The news comes in the wake of recent fire disaster that engulfed Sarpang town.

Shitake mushroom to be grown in Bhutan

A Japanese-based mushroom production company, Haruka International, is collaborating with Druk Holding and Investments to initiate its pilot project to start mushroom cultivation programme in the country.

Mixed feelings about biogas in Punakha

While more and more people switch to using biogas as an energy source in Punakha, there are equally those who feel it is not as reliable as LPG and electricity.

Opposition not in favour of frisking youth

The Opposition party has asked the home and cultural affairs ministry to properly review the recent proposal made by the Royal Bhutan Police to frisk youth after 10pm if they are seen in groups.

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