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Three day Tarayana fair ends

Fair: About 75 craftsmen from 82 self-help groups from rural communities around the country displayed their crafts, cultures, histories and traditions, during the Tarayana fair at the Centenary Park in Changlimithang, yesterday. The groups have been formed in rural communities to generate income by carrying out activities such as farming …

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Mobile phone cinema festival launched

The aim is to provide a platform for amateurs to explore film making  Film: To commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the People’s Initiative in Celebrating the Sixtieth Anniversary (PICSA) in collaboration with Sherubtse college launched the Mobile Phone Cinema (MPC) festival on May …

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Getting S/J off the ‘negative list’

Once deemed a security risk, the dzongkhag feels it is now ready to benefit from tourists Tourism: Confusion still prevails among residents and officials if Samdrupjongkhar is still listed under the “negative list”, although tourism is viewed as a lucrative business. The negative list is a list of places or …

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Airport impacts little in tourist arrival

Arrivals, according to HAB, have in fact gone down since the domestic air service started Tourism: A domestic airport in Bumthang might have made travel convenient and comfortable for both tourists and locals, but the introduction of flights have had only a negligible impact on increasing the inflow of tourist, …

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Crossovers beat RBA to clinch B League title

Basketball: Crossovers defeated Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) 75-59 in the finals of the Thimphu B League basketball tournament at the swimming pool complex on Saturday. Both teams were the top ones from their groups with six wins and zero defeats. In a tightly contested game, Crossovers adapted a “box-and-1” defensive …

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Day 5 for Bhutan medical team in Trishuli

Quake: Bhutan’s medical team in Nepal has treated almost 400 earthquake victims, as of yesterday afternoon. The team treated 107 victims on April 30 and 66 as of 6:30pm, yesterday.  The team treated 217 victims in its first two days. The 63-member team, deployed to Nepal upon command of His …

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Village looks forward to new irrigation channel

Irrigation: A rehabilitated irrigation channel that will cover the Lawa-Thaphu village in Athang is expected to be completed within the next two months. The rehabilitated channel will benefit 18 households. Lawa tshogpa, Tshering Dorji, said the new irrigation channel would not only save time and hard work as the wooden …

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Road network in south Thimphu in dire need of maintenance

The poor road condition will see no improvement unless the division concerned takes charge Thromde: Lack of consensus between the urban road and drainage section and Asian Development Bank (ADB) project officials of Thimphu thromde has left the road network in south Thimphu crying for maintenance. The development of the …

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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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