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Return of stranded Bhutanese being arranged


Quake: There are around 70 Bhutanese still stranded in Nepal as a result of the April 25 earthquake, according to the Bhutan4Nepal control room chair, cabinet secretary Kinzang Wangdi. A list of 55 people was posted on the Bhutan4Nepal Facebook page, some with their mobile numbers in Nepal, so that ...

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His Majesty grants audience to Desuung trainees


Dessung: His Majesty the King granted an audience to the 15th Batch DeSuung trainees at the Military Training Center in Tencholing, Wangduephodrang. Addressing the 80 men and 41 women volunteers participating in the 15th DeSuung training programme, His Majesty spoke to the volunteers about the numerous concerns facing the country ...

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Gomdar continues to depend on mandarin orange


Citrus greening may be a problem in many of the mandarin-growing areas in the country, but not in Gomdar   Agriculture: Villagers of Gomdar in Samdrupjongkhar are not worried about citrus greening disease that has affected the neighbouring gewog of Martshala. The villagers are being encouraged to grow other crops as ...

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Coaching using stats


The American coach sees potential in Bhutanese players Basketball: Team Spirits’ Karma Phuntsho scored 21 points, won six defensive rebounds, three offensive rebounds, seven assists and four steals in two games at the ongoing basketball B League. Unlike in the past, players will not have to surround the scorekeeper to check, ...

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24 central schools given official send-off


PM and Indian ambassador present for formal launch at Wangbama CS, Genekha Education: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and India’s ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale, formally launched the 24 central schools yesterday at Wangbama Central School in Genekha, Thimphu. Principals of all the 24 central schools across the country attended the ...

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Layaps’ wait for power goes on … and on


200 households have lingered for more than three years since work began to get connected Electrification: Layaps (people of Laya) might have lived their entire life without electricity, but their patience is running out, with the contractor delaying work to connect the remote village with electricity. It has been more ...

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Illegal occupancy in Merak


Land: When herders of Chebling in Merak started replacing their bamboo roofs with CGI sheets, eyebrows were raised on whether the nomads were building permanent structures in tsamdros (pastureland). After an inspection by officials from the dzongkhag land record office, it was found that the brokpas had indeed built permanent ...

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Mistrust between govt. and private sector: MoEA minister


Bhutan slips one position on global competitiveness in 2015  WEF Report: Bhutan ranks 103rd among 147 economies in the global competitiveness report, 2015, which measures how friendly a country is for doing business, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country, weighed down by challenging economic conditions for the ...

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Tingtibi bird festival in October


A feathered friends fest to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Occasion: In what may seem like a feast to birders within and outside the country, a three-day bird festival will be organised from October 29 in Tingtibi, Zhemgang. Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation ...

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