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Making our home clean

Come December 9 and every citizen in the country will be out cleaning the roadside drains and environment around them. The day will be declared a national holiday. All in an effort to make Bhutan the cleanest country in the world!

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Making Bhutan the cleanest country in the world

The programme begins with a nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9 

Environment: Perhaps for the first time in the country, every citizen will be involved in a nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of His Majesty The King’s accession to the Golden Throne.

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Two elephants plague Gangtokha

Conflict: Carrying a rudimentary torch to light up their trail, four forest officials ready to patrol the maize and paddy fields at around 8:30pm looking out for two elephants terrorising villages in Gangtokha of Nichula gewog, Dagana.

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A village still waits for electricity

Without electricity, the residents of Reutala depend on firewood

Electricity: As the day gets darker, Sangay Lhamo, 60, walks towards her kitchen embracing a bundle of firewood. She makes a fire in her kitchen.

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JICA supports improvement of medical equipment

Assistance: The Ministry of Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Gross National Happiness Commission signed the minutes of the discussions on the preparatory survey report for the project of Improvement of Medical Equipment at the national and regional referral hospitals yesterday.

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Bhutan wins AFC award for most aspiring federation

Football: The story of football in Bhutan has been nothing less than a fairy tale. Starting from rock bottom, Bhutan jumped 46 places to reach 163rd in the FIFA world ranking, after the memorable double victory in the two-legged encounter with Sri Lanka last year.

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