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Bhutan Archery Federation takes archery promotion a step further

Chechey, Kanglung

Nov 20 2014

Bhutan Archery Federation has taken its national game promotion initiative a step further by taking the game to schools. Archery clubs have been formed in four schools under Kanglung Gewog.

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OpenAir-Prison

Open Air Prison for life prisoners

Sonam Lhamo, Thimphu

Nov 17 2014

Five life prisoners, who have served a minimum of 22 years in prison, were sent to Gasa to work at the dzong renovation site, yesterday.

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BioSlurry

Commericial potential of biogas

Tashi Choden, Gelegphu

Nov 11 2014

Biogas has gained popularity among the Bhutanese farmers in the last few years due to the many benefits it has. But what is little known among the farmers is that it can be turned into a commercial product to earn some cash. To help them explore the potential, officials from the National Organic Programme are touring the country and meeting with the farmers. The team was in Sarpang Dzongkhag, recently.

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Cycling, a viable mode of transport in Lhamoi Dzingkha

Sonam Wangdi, Phuentshogling

Oct 27 2014

If you happen to visit Lhamoi Dzingkha Dungkhag in Dagana, you will straightaway notice people riding bicycles. Most residents use bicycle to get by.

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Sacred yet neglected?

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Oct 27 2014

Pemaling, under Trashi Yangtse District is considered as one of the most sacred sites of Guru Rinpoche in country. But, the sacred site is not as popular as other sacred sites in the country given the remoteness of it.

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Tug of war over road alignment halts construction

Tug of war over road alignment halts construction Nov 26 2014

The construction of the Gewog Centre Road of Shingkhar in Zhemgang is yet to resume after works came to a halt about three months ago. The Shingkhar Gewog centre road has been fraught with setbacks since its construction began early last year.

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Pune FC and MM FC through to King’s cup semi-finals

Pune FC from India defeated Abhaini Limited FC Nov 26 2014

In the ongoing King’s cup, Pune FC from India defeated Abhaini Limited FC from Bangladesh in yesterday’s match by two goals to nil.

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PM in Kathmandu to attend 18th SAARC Summit

PM_Nepal-SAARC-Summit Nov 25 2014

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay arrived in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, today. He is in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, which will begin tomorrow.

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SAARC must be made more relevant: FM

FM_SAARCSummit Nov 25 2014

The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, said SAARC must be made more relevant to the people in the region and to the world through deeper integration. He was speaking at the 36th Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers held in Kathmandu, today.

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350 victims of domestic violence visited RENEW

RENEW-350 victims Nov 25 2014

Three hundred and fifty victims of domestic violence visited the RENEW office in Thimphu, this year alone. Of that, 330 were women. This was revealed as Bhutan marked the International day for the elimination of violence against women today. The day was marked in Genekha Gewog in Thimphu with a theme ‘responding to end violence against women.’

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Calm ensues after riot erupts in Samtse border area

Calm ensues after riot erupts in Samtse border area- Nov 24 2014

The situation in border area of Samtse has become calmer, today. A riot had ensued following a death of Indian Domestic helper, 18, yesterday.

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Ugyen Academy FC out of King’s Cup

KingsCup-Ugyen Academy FC out of Kings Cup Nov 24 2014

Ugyen Academy FC is out of the King’s Cup after losing to Manang Marshyangdi Club FC, five goals to one, today. They had earlier lost to Pune FC.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Nov 26 2014

    A 44-year-old man from Lhuntse is recovering in an intensive care unit in Monggar hospital after he was mauled by a bear. The operation lasted 10 hours. He said he encountered two bears while collecting mushroom in the nearby forest. He sustained injuries on his face, head, chest and hands.

  • Nov 22 2014

    Come monsoon season, the flooding problem at Shetikhari in Gelegphu will be solved permanently. The Department of Roads is constructing a 100-meter bridge in the area. The bridge, costing over Nu.8 MN, is expected to be completed by July 2015. Shetikhari is located along the Gelegphu-Zhemgang highway. It is about one and a half kilometers from Gelegphu town towards Zhemgang.

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    November 26
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