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Peling tshechu at Kuenselphodrang

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, along with His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and members of the Royal Family graced the Peling Tshechu held at Kuenselphodrang before the statue of the Buddha Dordenma. Thousands of people attended the first day of the Peling Tshechu, which showcases the sacred dances of the Peling tradition of Terton Pema Lingpa. The event was organised by the People’s Initiative in Celebrating the Sixtieth Anniversary (PICSA) with the home ministry, and is dedicated to His Royal Highness The Gyalsey in celebration of the Royal Birth, as well as the commemoration of Guru Rinpoche’s birth year and the 400th anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel’s arrival in Bhutan.

Event: The three-day Peling tshechu, which is being held for the first time on the scared grounds of the Buddha Dordenma at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu, began yesterday.

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Revived domestic demand enhances economy

 Strategies to enhance education and labour skills attuned to economic demand will make growth more inclusive, ADB says
Economy: The country’s economy has grown because the aggregate demand, which faltered under import and credit restrictions imposed in 2012, picked up, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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JDWNRH to introduce peritoneal dialysis

… the service will be offered in addition to the existing hemodialysis treatment
Health: The Thimphu referral hospital will introduce peritoneal dialysis as part of the nephrology unit expansion plans given the increasing number of renal failure and related cases.

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A pedestrian street

In a move resembling pedestrian day, the first Sunday of every month from June onwards will see Thimphu city’s main street, Norzin Lam, closed to vehicular traffic.

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Rumour culture needs to end says opposition

The Opposition Leader was on a six-day tour of the south
Politics: Bhutanese should stop spreading rumours or ‘ma denpi tam’, the Opposition Leader (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho said to the people of Gelephu and Tsirang during his six-day tour in the south.

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5,166 pension beneficiaries as of March 2016

The trend is such that NPPF caters to more number of death cases than retirees
Benefits: For the past 16 years, the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) recorded a higher number of deaths of members while in service than retirees.

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