Monday, July 13, 2020

Donating her kidney to a total stranger

Dec 3, 2019

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. That's what 29-year-old Tshering Choden from Pema Gatshel did. Without giving a second thought, she donated one of her kidneys to save someone's life. Interestingly, that someone is a total stranger.

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Towards a clean environment – more vigorously- a waste management business

Nov 6, 2019

It is said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And this has turned out to be true for a family in Trashigang that has ventured into a waste management business.

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‘Pangbara/Kambja’ cultivation on the decline

Nov 4, 2019

Upland paddy cultivation was once widely practised in the eastern region as well as in a few districts like Zhemgang and Sarpang. But farmers slowly stopped the cultivation. But there is one man in Lamthang under Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang who still cultivate upland paddy.

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Bhutan’s first woman satellite engineer

Oct 15, 2019

Space engineering is globally still considered as a male-dominated profession. However, in Bhutan, Yeshi Choden helped break this stereotype when she became the first woman satellite engineer in the country.

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A trucker detained for ferrying an illegal immigrant at Chhukha checkpoint

Jul 11, 2020

A truck driver from Chagsakhar in Monggar was detained at the Chhukha checkpoint for ferrying an illegal immigrant towards Phuentshogling without completing formalities and obtaining prior approval early this morning at around 04:15.

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KOICA handovers 350 D-type oxygen cylinders worth USD 50,000

Jul 11, 2020

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) handed over 350 D-type oxygen cylinders worth USD 50,000 to the Ministry of Health in Phuentshogling, today. KOICA Bhutan World Friends Program Office provided the medical supplies to help Bhutan respond to COVID-19 pandemic.

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A 23-year-old man under custody for making prank call, Trongsa

Jul 11, 2020

A 23-year old man from Trashi Yangtse is under Trongsa Police custody in connection with making a prank call. The accused dialled the national health helpline 112 and falsely informed about a motor vehicle accident at Kuengarabten on the night of 26th June.

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The site supervisor involved in the illegal entry of foreign workers gets four years, 11 months and 29 days prison sentence

Jul 11, 2020

Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court sentenced the site supervisor to four years, 11 months and 29 days in prison regarding the illegal entry of foreign workers at a private construction site at Pekarzhing under Phuentshogling thromde.

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30 participants attend ancient hand stitching training in Thimphu

Jul 10, 2020

Hand stitching is an age-old tradition that is on the verge of disappearance. In an effort to promote this ancient skill among artisans and craftsmen, 30 participants from various Civil Society Organisations and private designing boutiques were brought together in the capital, Thimphu.

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Witness hearing begins in alleged student sexual harassment case in Trongsa

Jul 10, 2020

Trongsa Court yesterday, conducted an in camera witness hearing for the victims of the ongoing alleged student sexual harassment case of the College of Language and Culture Studies (CLCS) in Trongsa. In camera hearings are conducted to protect the privacy and identity of the victims and witnesses in court.

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Sunday, July 12(22nd Day of 5th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo conduct Lhabsang Thruesoel, appease local deities, consecrate, perform wealth accumulation ritual, start education, appoint to new post, enter new house, shift house, marry, hold good discussion, approach higher authority, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.

NOT A GOOD DAYTo start new business, roof house, hoist Lungdhar,till and excavate land.
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July 12

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