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In the News (Mon 15 Jul 19)

Report on the investigation for the lead zing ore in the Gujikha(Ganekha area Thimphu District
Geology of parts of thimphu district (F.S. Thimphu
Report on shegna Rongchu gneiss and quarzite d3eposit,Hongtsho area, Thimphu dzongkhag. /dgm/pub/thimphu.html   (574 words)

It is also the capital of Thimphu District, with a population (1995 est) of 116,000, and is the main marketing centre for agricultural goods produced in the surrounding valley and on terraced hill slopes, including rice, maize, and wheat.
Thimphu expanded with the rapid urbanization of the country's population towards the end of the 20th century.
Thimphu was for long the winter capital of Bhutan, and in 1962 was made the permanent home of the government. /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0013103.html   (211 words)

The main cities are Thimphu, the capital, and the Indo-Bhutanese border town of Phuentsholing with officially estimated populations of 31,000 and 25,000 inhabitants, respectively.
Bhutan visas are issued at the border entry point at Phuentsholing for a minimum period of 5 days, to be extended in Thimphu.
Phuentsholing, the principal gateway to Bhutan, is situated on the south-western frontier bordering Jaigon, district Jalpaiguri in the State of West Bengal, India. /welcom/undp/brf_bhu.htm   (211 words)

 South Asian Media Net > BHUTAN
THIMPHU: After waiting more than five months for the results of forensic and DNA tests the Thimphu district court this week sentenced two men to life imprisonment for the murder of the Bank of Bhutan’s security guard on February 21.
He was speaking at the opening of the 3rd environment ministerial meet of South Asia Cooperative Environment Program (SACEP) in Thimphu.
Bhutan is hosting the meeting for the first time. /News_today.cfm?category=FRONTEND&Country=BHUTAN   (211 words)

 Kuensel Online
After waiting more than five months for the results of forensic and DNA tests the Thimphu district court this week sentenced two men to life imprisonment for the murder of the Bank of Bhutan’s security guard on February 21.
The rationale behind the new corporate pay structure announced by the government early this week was to close the gap between the salaries of the civil service and government-owned corporations, according to an official of the finance ministry.
The 82 rare breed pigs that arrived in Bhutan from Britain on a chartered Druk Air flight in September 2003, have long begun serving their purpose.   (211 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Administrative divisions
18 districts (dzongkhag, singular and plural); Bumthang, Chhukha, Chirang, Dagana, Geylegphug, Ha, Lhuntshi, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatsel, Punakha, Samchi, Samdrup Jongkhar, Shemgang, Tashigang, Thimphu, Tongsa, Wangdi Phodrang
4 districts (daerah-daerah, singular - daerah); Belait, Brunei and Muara, Temburong, Tutong
14 districts; Aiwo, Anabar, Anetan, Anibare, Baiti, Boe, Buada, Denigomodu, Ewa, Ijuw, Meneng, Nibok, Uaboe, Yaren /fields/2051.html   (4978 words)

(BM); Tare-La, above Ha, Could /203 (K); Shingbe (Me La); Ludlow and Sherriff 20318 (BM), Ludlow, Sherriff and Hicks 20714 (BM); Thimphu District, near Darkey Pang Tso, N of Paro, Wood 7397 (E).
Sagarmatha Zone: Solukhumbu District, Thasing DingmaChhatarwa, on a wet rock, 3550 m, 28 August 1995, F. Miyamoto, M. Amano, H. Ikeda, C. Joshi, K. Arai and T. Komatsu 9592484 (Holotype: TI; Isotype: MO).
Rolwaling, 86° 28' E, 27° 55' N, Stainton 4675 (E, BM, TI); Chairam, Williams 890 (TI); Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District, Pike-Pike Peak, Miamoto et al. /china/Harvard_Papers/ia_hp5-113-2000.htm   (4022 words)

 Flora of Bhutan Umbelliferae: Torilis
Bhutan: C—Ha district (Ha), Thimphu district (Raidak Valley, Taba, Thimphu), Bumthang district (Shabaejetang) and Mongar district (Mongar).
Species doubtfully recorded in the Flora of Bhutan area /URC/bhutanumbels/Torilis.htm   (287 words)

 Bhutan Districts
1987: Gasa district split up among Punakha and Thimphu; Chhukha district formed from parts of Samchi, Paro, and Thimphu.
I've found a map showing the two new districts, and with its help, I've described how they were formed under "Change history".
The districts are further subdivided into 196 gewogs, or blocks of villages. /ubt.html   (287 words)

 South Asian Media Net
The Dzongkha Development Commission in Thimphu also commissioned George van Driem to devise a phonological romanization of the national language for the rendering of Dzongkha in the Roman alphabet.
East of Dzongkha, in lower areas of Monggar District, Tsamang and Tsakaling villages, and Lhuntsi District, Kurmet village.
The first edition of the Dzongkha grammar was published by the Royal Government of Bhutan in Thimphu (van Driem 1992b). /profile/Bhutan/bhutan_languages.cfm   (456 words)

 Special Event : FROM WALK FOR HEALTH TO HEALTH MARATHON, Bhutan, 25 Sep 2002
We gathered in the courtyard outside the Trashigang Dzong (Administrative Headquarters) where Dasho Dzongdag, the District Administrator, gave a speech about the Health Walk and wished the Minister and his six-member team a safe 560 kilometer journey on foot across the country to Thimphu.
Trashigang District was swathed in clouds and rain on the morning of 25
The districts of Samdrupjonkhar, Pema Gatshel, Trashigang and Trashi Yangtse all handed their contributions to His Excellency. /splevents/25sep02.htm   (1047 words)

 BBC NEWS South Asia Bhutan forbids all tobacco sales
The capital district of Thimphu and the eastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar are the last to impose the ban.
Eighteen of the kingdom's 20 districts had already banned the sale of tobacco products before the deadline.
Bhutan's trade and industry ministry has warned of severe penalties if any person, group or firm is found selling tobacco. /2/hi/south_asia/4012639.stm   (1047 words)

 Bhutan Army smashes 19 Indian insurgent camps
The army action spread from Dhangtar in Samdrup Jongkhar district, where offensives were concentrated to Nganglam area in southen Bhutan, Sarpang district in west Bhutan and beyond Samtse, he said.
The Royal Bhutan Army had smashed 19 of the 30 well fortified insurgent camps located in the dense jungles of the land-locked kingdom, a senior government official in Thimphu told PTI by phone.
Both the anti-India militants and the RBA have suffered 'heavy casualty', he said but did not give any number. /news/2003/dec/19bhutan.htm   (182 words)

 HH17 Karmapa visits Bhutan - Kagyu Asia News
Lam Neten, that is to say the District Head Lama of Paro representing His Holiness the Je Khenpo.
Lam Neten, that is to say the District Head Lama of Punakha representing His Holiness the Je Khenpo.
In the afternoon, he met with His Holiness the Je Khenpo in the Trashichhodzong Palace in Thimphu, where they presented mandala offerings to each other. /n_bhutan_visit.html   (182 words)

 Bumthang - Bhutan treks and cultural visits with Om Trek
The dzong serves as the administrative centre for the district and as a winter residence for monk bodies from Bumthang, just as they do between Punakha and Thimphu.
Although a short trek, Bumthang cultural trek is strenuous with 500 m climb to Phelphela.
The first two hereditary Kings ruled from this dzong, and it is still a tradition that the crown prince first serves as Trongsa Penlop before acceding to the Throne. /~msherpa/itineraries/Bhutan/bumthang_cultural_trek.htm   (1349 words)

 Punakha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Punakha is bordered by Thimphu, Gasa, and Wangdue Phodrang dzongkhag.
Punakha Dzong, the administrative and religious center of the district, is the winter home of Bhutan's Central Monk Body.
Since the 1680's the dzong has also been the site of a continuous vigil over the earthly body of Shabdrung Ngawang_Namgyal, the founder of the country, which lies in a special chamber in the dzong. /wiki/Punakha   (101 words)

Wangduephodrang dzongkhag shares borders with Gasa, Punakha, Thimphu, Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang, Trongsa, and Bumthang Dzongkhags, and occupies an area of approximately 4038 km².
Wangdue Town is also the administrative centre for the district of Wangduephodrang.
The first phase of the township could be accommodated within the 15 hectares of land bounded by the upper CARD area to the south, the steep hills to the east, a deep gully, to the north, and the village structures to the west. /Townplans/Bajothang/bajo_background.htm   (1093 words)

 Trip to ::: Gangtey Trek
After exploring fascinating Wangduephodrang and Punakha valleys, drive to Thimphu.
Later the path leads down to a wide valley of Khotokha, a summer place of people of Sha (under Wangduephodrang district).
A short ascend leads to Mulaila pass then the path descends through an ever changing vegetation till the bridge in Wangduephodrang. /gangtey_trek.htm   (497 words)

 India Travel News
Western Bhutan has four major district towns and valleys of Paro, Thimphu the capital, Punakha and Wangduephodrang.
The Paro valley at 7200 ft (2182 metres) has the national airport, Ugyen Pelri Palace, Ta Dzong National Museum – housing a treasury of historical rich Bhutanese artifacts, and the splendid Rinpung Dzong overlooking the valley.
The Kingdom is concerned about the negative fallout of tourism on the fragile eco system and prefers quality to mass tourism. /mar2903.htm   (2552 words)

 Bhutan, Bhutan Tour, Bhutan Travel
Trashigang lies above the Gumri river and is the largest district in Bhutan.
(New Delhi - Paro- Thimphu- Punakha- Wangdiphodrang - Gangtey - Trongsa- Bumthang- Ura - Bumthang- Mongar- Trashigang - Samdrupjongkhar - Guwahati - New Delhi)
The 17th century Dzong is built on top of a cliff and serves as an administrative centre. /english/BhutanTour.htm   (1222 words)

 UNV Bhutan Newsletter - Thuensum
Dr. Jonathan first arrived in Mongar from his native Cameroon in 1995 to start a reproductive health clinic at the hospital, a time when it was just making the transition from a district hospital to the upgraded regional health centre that it became.
Persuaded by the new economic opportunities offered by the lemongrass industry, he left a respectable job with the government in Thimphu to return to his village and operate a lemongrass distillation plant.
With remote villages flung out over great distances and difficult terrain it is not uncommon for many patients to come to him in the last stages of an emergency. /Infobase/articles/1999/99_06_01BTN_vol.htm   (1222 words)

 allRefer Reference - Bhutan - Education Bhutanese Information Resource
Bhutan's only junior college--Sherubtse College in Kanglung, Tashigang District-- was established in 1983 as a three-year degree-granting college affiliated with the University of Delhi.
Starting in 1990, junior college classes also were taught at the Yanchenphug High School in Thimphu and were to be extended to other high schools thereafter.
In the year it was established with UNDP assistance, the college enrolled 278 students, and seventeen faculty members taught courses in arts, sciences, and commerce leading to a bachelor's degree. /country-guide-study/bhutan/bhutan41.html   (1222 words)

 Trashigang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are several tourist packages to Bhutan that include trips from Thimphu to Trashigang, despite the 17 hour journey from the capital over the rough and dangerous Lateral Road.
Trashigang, also spelled Tashigang, is Bhutan's easternmost district.
The Sharchops appear to mix Indian and Tibetan blood whereas the Ngalops of central and western Bhutan appear to be mainly Tibetan. /wiki/Trashigang   (245 words)

 Political System of Bhutan:
Bhutan’s judicial system consists of district courts and a High Court in Thimphu.
The justice administration system is yet to be modernized.
Since there is no electoral system, the villages must nominate the candidate by consensus. /political_system.html   (1149 words)

 Demography of Bhutan
In Bhutan the census record is maintained in the district of origin, even though they are living in different parts like capital Thimphu.
The second ethnic group is called Sharchop, who inhabit in eastern and central region and practice Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism and belong to Tibeto-Burman ancestry.
For example, the Nepali-speaking Lhotshampas lived in southern foothills, the Sharchops lived in eastern region and the Ngalungs lived in north-western regions. /bhutaneserefugees/demography   (1149 words)

 New Indian militant group sets up base in Bhutan: Report
Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) militants had been spotted along the Wangchu river in the southern district of Chukha, Bhutan's Home Minister Lyonpo Thinley Gyamtsho told a high-level security meeting earlier this week.
"Although it was a small group, the KLO's proximity to Chukha and to Bhutanese capital Thimphu was a reason for concern and called for appropriate responses," Gyamtsho was quoted as saying by the Kuensel, Bhutan's government-run newspaper, on Sunday.
Gyamtsho said increasing security at Chukha was a priority because of two vital hydroelectric projects there, as well as the main trade and commercial highway running through the area. /articles/0602/144.html   (1149 words)

The journey takes you along a winding road beside Pa Chhu (chhu means water or river) downstream to the confluence and then up the Wangchhu river to Thimphu, the capital.
The dzong is now used as the seat of district administration and also the winter residence of the monk body.
In the afternoon, drive along the Mo Chhu river upstream to Tashithang, your night halt. /~msherpa/snowman_trek.htm   (1149 words) - Bhutan - Civil Aviation Bhutanese Information Resource
Thimphu was served by air only by helicopter, but helipads were available throughout the country.
Paro, the air gateway to Bhutan and a major district seat
The national air carrier of Bhutan was established in 1981 as Royal Bhutan Airlines, known as Druk-Air. /country-guide-study/bhutan/bhutan64.html   (421 words)

The trail passes through the village of Sha in Wangdue district.
After visiting the Wangdue town drive to Thimphu.
The trail goes downhill to the motor road. /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/9843.html   (420 words)

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