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    Bhutan home to 103 tigers

    The presence of the big cat was higher outside the protected areas

    Report: Bhutan has 103 tigers roaming in the wild, the National Tiger Survey report that was launched yesterday found.

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His Majesty visits Lungnyi gewog

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Royal visit: It was a special day for the people of Wochu and other villages in Paro’s Lungnyi gewog, who welcomed His Majesty The King to their homes and fields, before enjoying a public Tokha granted by His Majesty, together with their friends, neighbours, and their King.

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Eight graduates for one vacancy in the civil service

BCSE: At least eight graduates will be vying for one slot in the civil service this year. The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) yesterday announced 434 vacancies in the civil service, less by two from last year, for the 3,647 graduates, who have registered for preliminary examination (PE) this year. The number of graduates this year is 393 more than last year.

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Monks meet to straighten urgent issues

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Religion: The annual meeting of Trashigang Rabdey that ended on July 28 resolved that kenyers (care takers) of the religious organisations under the Trashigang Dratshang will be paid a monthly stipend of Nu 1,700.

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Hepatitis B infection on the rise

Health: Hepatitis B virus detection in the country has been on the rise since 2012. In 2012, of the 27,040 blood samples tested for the virus, 606 were detected positive. The number increased to 875 in 2013, which further increased to 1,235 last year.

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Expedition member to be airlifted

The official is waiting for a helicopter to evacuate him to Thimphu

Emergency: If weather clears, a member of an expedition to Memari Lake in Laya, who was admitted to Laya BHU since July 28 for mountain sickness will be air lifted to Thimphu hospital today.

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Water supply yet to reach Pachu

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Service: Eight months after the construction started, about 60 households at Pachu in Phuentsholing gewog are still waiting for their drinking water supply to get connected. The work, which started in November 2014, was scheduled to complete in May this year.

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My Country, My Town

  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute
  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu
  • Nipped in the bud: Whatever plant there once was in that pot has long ceased to exist and there’s the reason why Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu