• Blessed Rainy Day- Friday 23 September 2016, Government Holiday

    blessed_rainy_dayTomorrow, Friday 23 September 2016, all Government Offices and schools will be closed to observe Blessed Rainy Day.

    Blessed Rainy Day is the holiday marking the end of the monsoon season in Bhutan. On this day all natural water resources in the country are considered to be sanctifying and an outdoor bath will cleanse all of bad deeds, obstructions, defilements and accumulated bad karma. Families traditionally gather for a meal of thup at breakfast time. The holiday also marks the end of the farming season and the beginning of the harvest season.

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  • Vacancy at DAMC

    The Department of Agriculture Marketing & Co-operatives, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce two (2) vacancies for the post of Trade Attaché, for a fixed duration of three (3) years:

    Post                   : Trade Attaché

    Job location     : Royal Bhutanese Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Royal Bhutanese Consulate, Kolkata, India

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  • Shortlisted candidates at NRCRLF, Haa

    In pursuance to the decision of the Ministry during its 246th HRC Meeting held on 20th September 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates as detailed below:

    1. Position Title: Asst. Admin. Office(On Contract), Agency: NRCRLF, Haa, No. of Post: 1 Post
    Sl.No Name CID No. Academic Marks (Bachelor Degree % ) Remarks
    1 Tashi Gyem 11401000563 67.26 As per announcement criteria
    2 Kuenzang Choden 11701000840 66.26
    3 Tashi Peldon 12006000157 65.30
    4 Samten Zangmo 11811000637 65.05
    5 Tshering Choden 10605003232 64.20
    6 Leki Wangmo 10709002346 63.27
    7 Phub Dorji Tamang 10308001872 61.13

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  • Three bears rescued in three weeks

    rescue-official-checking-the-bearSeptember 21, 2016, Thimphu: Including the two Himalayan Black bears rescued on September 5 and another one three days later on 8, the wildlife rescue centre in Taba has rescued the third bear in the month on September 18. This one, a male weighing 51 kgs was rescued from right in the periphery of the capital city, behind the pension housing colony.

    Rescue officials expressed their surprise with the boldness of the bear to venture right in the periphery of the town with lots of hustle and bustle. “It was indeed a big surprise to sight a Himalayan Black bear just next to the town,” said a rescue team member, Tsencho Tshering. He said it is unusual for a bear to prowl into an area heavily dominated with human. The heavy vehicular movements should have been too noisy for the bear to bear the nuisance.

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  • Gangtey-Phobji declared as the third Ramsar Site of Bhutan

    ramjarGangtey-Phobji wetlands area in Wangduephodrang, has been included in the List of Wetlands of International Importance (the Ramsar List). This brings the total Ramsar site in the country to three. The other two sites are Bumdeling in Tashiyangtse and Khotakha in Wangduephodrang.

    Wetlands in Bhutan constitute an extensive array of ecosystems, such as lakes, rivers, streams, glaciers, marshes, peat bogs and fens. Functional wetlands are critical segments of the watershed, as they support a high level of biological productivity and diversity, provide habitat for flora and fauna, including rare and threatened communities and species, maintain local and regional hydrological regimes, remove nutrient and pollutants, act as stores for rain/flood water and support human activities and values. Wetlands are recognised to provide fundamental ecosystem services, such as water regulation, filtering and purification, as well as numerous scientific, cultural and recreational values. Wetlands are also important for the maintenance of the broader ecosystem health.

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