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Feature 23 households don’t want to be part of the town

23 households don’t want to be part of the town

Surjaman Thapa, Trongsa

Jul 21 2014

Twenty-three households of Poengar and Yulling villages in Trongsa were formerly under Nubi Gewog. They were made part of Trongsa town later during the delimitation carried out for elections. Poengar and Yulling are now seeking to detach themselves from the Thromde and instead be part of Nubi Gewog, where they belonged.

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Treading a path less travelled

Chechey, Kanglung

Jul 17 2014

Their callings in life are different, they have realised. The full realisation dawned upon them when they were on the brink of a dream, they had harboured since adolescence.

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Of disappearing Shamanism

Pema Samdrup, Zhemgang

Jun 30 2014

The practice of shamanism could be a vanishing practice in the rural areas of Zhemgang. One of the Shamanic practitioners is 62-year-old Angay Karma, who is from Berty.

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Gongphu-Panbang Highway already benefitting people

Gomphu-Panbang Highway already benefitting people

Pema Samdrup, Zhemgang

Jun 25 2014

The incomplete but much debated and controversial Gomphu-Panbang Highway has benefitted the people of Lower Kheng. Business opportunities have opened up for the people living along the 44 KM highway allowing many shops to sprout. The highway opened to traffic last year.

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Bhutan to have Energy Efficiency Policies and Guidelines

Energy Efficiency Policies and Guidelines- Jul 23 2014

As energy efficiency plays a critical role in addressing energy security, economic and environmental objectives, Bhutan is gearing towards having an Energy Efficiency Policies and Guidelines in future.

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An insight into tourism industry

InsightintoTourismIndustry. Jul 23 2014

Tourism industry has, over the years, contributed extensively towards job creation in the country.

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HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck conferred an Honorary Membership of the Thai Bar Association

HRHPrincess-Sonam-Dechan-Wangchuck-HonoraryMembership-Thai Bar Association- Jul 22 2014

The President of the Bhutan National Legal Institute, Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, was conferred an Honorary Membership of the Thai Bar Association in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday.

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Bhutan hosts 9th SAFTA Committee Experts Meeting

SAFTA Jul 22 2014

For the first time, Bhutan hosted the 9th Meeting of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) Committee of Experts, today.

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Infectious Bursal Disease contained

Infectious Bursal Disease contained Jul 22 2014

The Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD), which killed thousands of birds in Sarpang and Tsirang, has now been controlled. However, the livestock officials are still investigating the origin and causes of the disease.

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Gidawom residents complain of mine explosion

Gidawom residents complain of mine explosion. Jul 22 2014

A team from the Department of Geology and Mines are investigating quarries in Gidaphu in Thimphu after the people living nearby complained of an unusually loud explosion that was carried out a week ago. Residents allege the explosion has caused cracks on the walls of their homes.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Jul 20 2014

    Prime Minister attended the closing ceremony of the second scout’s leadership in Wangdue Phodrang on Friday. Speaking at the closing ceremony, Lyonchhen said that participants should implement and impart the skills and knowledge gained from the programme. Around 123 students from Samtse, Sarpang and Chhukha Dzongkhag took part in the three-week programme.

  • Jul 17 2014

    Team Town Eleven won the open football tournament held in Paro, this month. Team Town Eleven had battled it out against Team Lango Eleven, scoring 4-1 goals, yesterday. The winning team was awarded Nu.25, 000 and the runners-up Nu.15000. The tournament was organised by the sports committee of Shari High School.

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