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Pune FC beats Ugyen Academy 1-0

DSC_2149Ugyen Academy goalie Hari saves a close range effort from Pune FC

Pune tops Group B with two games to go for semis King’s Cup: Ugyen Academy’s dream start to the Kings Cup football tournament came to a halt, when Pune FC beat them 1-0 yesterday, and topped group B with two wins from two. The young boys played with a defensive approach, but couldn’t restrict the Indians, who started impressively with a few shots on targets in the opening few minutes.  In the 13th minute, a defensive error form Ugyen Academy handed Pune the lead. Ryuji [... Read More]

His Holiness the Je Khenpo confers scarf on Japanese monk

DSC_0959Lam Hakuho Kiyokawa

Lam Hakuho Kiyokawa completed Buddhist studies and a three-year retreat in Bhutan Ceremony: His Holiness the Je Khenpo yesterday, conferred Toedtse Jim, or official recognition scarf on a Japanese monk, Hakuho Kiyokawa, for his successful completion of Buddhist studies and three-year retreat in Bhutan. Hakuho Kiyokawa studied Buddhist philosophy and literature for five years in Tango Buddhist institute, and went into a three-year retreat in Cheri meditation centre, Thimphu.  He also learned rituals and ceremonies of Drukpa Kagyu School for two years. The ceremonial award [... Read More]

Societal norms, main cause for violence against women and girls

15639686357_060e76a8c8_oHer Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck addresses the conference Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran

+20 Beijing: Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck highlighted the urgency to eliminate violence against women and girls at the opening of the ministerial segment of the Beijing +20 review yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand. “Violence against women and girls is one of the biggest violations of human rights,” Her Majesty Gyalyum Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck said in her address. Her Majesty also highlighted issues of violence against women and girls in the region and the need to address them, by valuing women and girls’ rights, [... Read More]

World Toilet Day workshop

image4Sanitation: Monks learn sanitation practices as Bhutan observed World Toilet Day at the Dechenphodrang monastic school in Thimphu yesterday Photo: SNV

The aim is for the monk community to take ownership of their own facilities Dechenphodrang:  Although the toilets for the monks at the Dechenphodrang monastic body look like any other, it has a different story. The pipes are blocked, toilets pots are worn out and dirty, the floors are wet, walls are stained, and water trickles from closed taps. There are about 15 units in the toilet and, despite their poor condition, the monks cover their faces with their robes whenever they enter. To take [... Read More]

Don’t close school, parents appeal

IMG_8732Jigmeling primary school in Bebzur, Tang

The gewog has come up with many reasons why a central school is not good for little kids Jigmeling  PS: Parents of students in Jigmeling primary school (JPS) in Bebzur village in Tang, Bumthang, have written to the gewog administration not to close the chiwog’s only school with the introduction of a central school in Tang. Surprised by the petition, the gewog administration, which was unaware of the development, also wrote to the dzongkhag to refrain from making such a decision. “Closing primary schools in [... Read More]

Assam Electricity lose again

DSC_1325Dipak Rai scores the equaliser for Assam Electricity Ltd.

King’s Cup: Defending champions, Manang Marshyangdi Football Club (MMC) of Nepal bagged their first win of the King’s cup beating Assam Electricity Limited, 2-1, yesterday at the Changlimethang stadium. In one of the few closely contested matches in the football tournament so far, the Assamese maintained a strong line of defense and intercepted most of the shots made by the Nepalese. They held MMC until the 35th minute to a goalless draw. But the deadlock was broken when MMC’s Leonce Zikhai Dozo scored after the [... Read More]

Equal benefits for LG tshogpas: NC

DSC_9407Eminent council member Tashi Wangmo

With this decision, the council contradicts NA’s earlier stand against the allowance Council: The National Council on Monday decided that tshogpas, elected members of local government, should be entitled to paid leave, in contrast to the decision the Assembly took in the last session Good governance committee chairperson, eminent council member Tashi Wangmo, said the committee proposed equal entitlement, as all elected members of the local government are equal under the Constitution.  Local leaders, including tshogpas, should be entitled to casual, earned, maternity, paternity and [... Read More]

Not many takers for kushu thara

unnamed-20A young weaver with her kushu thara during the recent textile exhibition in Lhuentse

Weavers in Lhuentse say they have a hard time finding buyers for their hard work Handicraft: Thukten Lotay, 26, gets busy as March approaches, weaving the kushu thara, a prestigious brocaded kira for women valued for its beautiful kushu patterns. The only man, who can weave in Lhuentse, is from Minji gewog.  He takes time off from his usual farming routine to weave the renowned textile of Bhutan. “Unlike in the past, not many men weave today. Unusually, I had an eye for patterns from [... Read More]

8-km farm road incomplete after three years

IMG_20141112_150807A long way to go: The incomplete Ula farmroad

Connectivity: It has been more than three years since Ula’s eight-kilometre farm road in Wangdue was cleared with its first cutting till the village Lhakhang from the Jala bridge. However, as of now, the farm road has not been of any help to the people of Ula.  People still have to walk for hours up the hill.  The farm road remains heavily blocked at several points. Villagers said, “Since the farm road is a key factor to help us earn by selling our agriculture produce [... Read More]

Ugyen Academy shocks Abahani Limited

DSC_0756Heap of joy: Ugyen Academy players celebrate the goal that won them the match at the King’s cup yesterday

The underdogs pulled off a surprise 1-0 win against the run of play King’s cup: Ugyen Academy, which considers itself an underdog in the ongoing King’s Cup football tournament, pulled off a surprise win over Abahani Limited yesterday, beating them 1-0. Striker Tshering Wangdi took advantage of a defensive error in the 87th minute, and neatly slid the ball through the legs of the Abahani Limited’s goalie, giving the crowd a reason to celebrate. The Bangladeshi team dominated most of the game, but failed to [... Read More]

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