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Thai Princess in Bhutan

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HRH the Princess will visit three schools where she supports agriculture programmes

Royal visit: Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrived in the country for a four-day visit yesterday.

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Paro to have uniform signboards

As decided by the DT on May 19

DT: Deliberating on the issue of inconsistent signboards along the highways and the town, the Paro dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) on May 19 decided to have uniform signboards throughout the dzongkhag.

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HRH the Gyaltshab visits eastern dzongkhags

HRH at Kunzangling CS

Events: Coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Buddha’s Parinirvana (Duechhen Nga-dzom), His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, inaugurated the newly built buildings of the Kunzangling Central School in Tongmijangsa Gewog, Trashi Yangtse on May 21.

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Govt. to push through its tax reform pledge

The summer session of Parliament begins on May 26

Parliament: When the summer session of Parliament begins this week, the government will be exactly two years away from completing its tenure. And tax reform is one of the election promises it wants to push through Parliament before leaving office.

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A town bypassed 

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Business: While bypasses can cut down travel time and costs for travellers, they could also cause business to dwindle in towns.

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Over 3,000 pass FLT

LG: The number of aspiring local leaders is expected to increase sharply. A total of 3,110 probable candidates passed the functional literacy and possession of skills test (FLT) that was conducted on April 30.

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Lyonchoen apprised of delayed payment issue

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Villagers of Serthi and Lauri complained of not receiving labour contribution payment for rural electrification

Visit: The issue of delayed labour payment was the highlight of the discussion during Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay’s visit to Serthi and Lauri in Jomotsangkha on May 16.

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Photography that focuses on self-esteem

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Exhibition: Olivier Jammes, a French photographer and an economist has been living in Bhutan for the last three years. This has given him the opportunity to go where other photographers don’t, to document Bhutan as usually not shown in photography books.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi