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Samrang Gewog lights up from the darkness

Kinley Wangchuk, Samdrup Jongkhar

Aug 22 2014

The pitch dark nights in the villages of Samrang Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar is now a tale of yore now. Samrang Gewog is one of the eight gewogs to receive electricity recently.

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No age limit for the love of football

Phurba, Gelegphu

Aug 18 2014

Age is no bar if you love a game. This is the message the 65-year-old Ugyen Namgay is sending out at the first ever veteran’s football tournament underway in Gelegphu.

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A school earning a million from waste

Tshering Denkar & Yeshi Choden, Thimphu

Aug 16 2014

Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu earned about a million ngultrum by selling wastes last year. The school started the initiative of collecting and selling wastes in July last year.

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Chhuzanggang gearing up for commercial farming

Eshori Gurung, Gelegphu

Aug 12 2014

Support from the government to mechanise farming is encouraging more and more farmers in Chhuzanggang gewog under Sarpang Dzongkhag to take up farming. This will go a long way in helping government achieve its target of self sufficiency in rice.

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Damji weekend market revives after three years

Choni Dema, Punakha

Aug 11 2014

The Sunday market in Damji in Gasa was an initiative to help enhance vegetable production, and create marketing link between customers and growers. Initially, with no customers, the market died only to revive again.

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Over 60 million fund for conservation management plans

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation- Sep 1 2014

To support the government in enhancing conservation management plan, the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation officially handed over a fund worth over Nu.63mn to the government, today.

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Continuing Education or Discontinuing Education?

ContinuingEdu Sep 1 2014

Currently, there are over 24,000 civil servants in the country, out of which more than 1,200 are continuing their education in Sherubtse College, the Royal Thimphu College and in College in India.

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Cleaning campaign at the Mebartsho

CleaningCampaign-Mebartsho- Sep 1 2014

Attempts to clean the Mebartsho often prove unsuccessful, largely owing to the lake’s location, which renders cleaning not only difficult but also dangerous. However, the Desuups in Bumthang teamed up with the Dzongkhag and the Police and carried out a cleaning campaign at the lake area, last Friday.

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A Cyber Unit to specialise in cyber crime

Cybercrime Aug 29 2014

In an effort to fight against cyber crime, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay held a high-level meeting with the relevant stakeholders in the capital, today.

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No one is forced to sign Performance Agreement, says PM

PM-GewogBudget. Aug 29 2014

The recent few incidences of local leaders refusing to sign the Performance Agreement with the Dzongkhags was discussed in the Meet the Press session, yesterday.

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Kanglung town: an Education Hub

Kanglung-EducationalHub- Aug 29 2014

Works to develop Kanglung town into an education hub will begin soon, says the Economic Affairs Minister. The government has already identified Kanglung Gewog in Trashigang as an Education Hub.

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Cut-off percentage of PE is 50%

PE2014Results- Aug 28 2014

The Royal Civil Service Commission declared the result of the BCSE 2014, Preliminary Examination (PE) today. The cut-off percentage is 50 percent.

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  • Sep 1 2014

    A 23-year-old woman from Tsirang died after she was washed away by Barsa River in Pasakha, Phuentshogling. The incident happened this morning when the deceased and her friend were crossing the river, on their way to work. According to the deceased’s friend, the deceased dropped her purse in the river and while trying to pick it up, she was washed away. The body was recovered from about a kilometre downstream. Police ruled out any foul play.

  • Sep 1 2014

    Tshering Namgay is the winner of this year’s Trongsa Penlop Rolling Trophy golf tournament. He is the overall Nett winner and was awarded the cash prize of Nu.120,000. BB Gurung is overall gross winner, and overall Nett runner up is Tshering Tobgyal. Trongsa Penlop Rolling Trophy golf tournament was initiated in 1994. Total of 120 golfers participated in the tournament.

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    September 2, Tuesday (8th day of the 7th Bhutanese month)
    GOOD DAY TOPerform Lhabsang Thruesel, propitiate gods and deities, do Chagu, learn astrology, give promotion, shift house, start new business, enter into new house, roof house, handing-taking over offices, hold discussion and meet superiors.
    NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, propitiate gods and deities, give promotion, start new business, hold celebration and do any start other important new ventures.
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    September 2

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    Max: 23
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    Sunrise: 5:41am
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    For August 30- September 1
    US Dollar59.5561.55
    US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below53.60-
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