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Takin city out despite win

K4 Cup: A win was not enough to book a place in the semi final of the ongoing K4 cricket cup for Takin City.  Youth XI, which lost to Takin City yesterday, entered the semis at the expense of the Takins for their better net run rate. On any other …

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Betting against the ban

Weak enforcement of laws has left the country gripped with a gambling addiction Lifestyle: A mother was unable to answer her daughter’s call, the last phone call she made just before she ended her life.  A husband doesn’t know where his wife has absconded to, while a father moves out to …

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Bird flu scare in capital

 Poultry: A suspected avian influenza, also known as bird flu, in Motithang, Thimphu, killed 16 chickens last week. However, there has not been any death since April 4.   Of the six households in the colony that reared chicken, birds from only three died.  Officials from the health and agriculture …

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Toedkor chiwog in Laya elects new tshogpa

Bye-election: Three months after the death of their last tshogpa, Toedkor chiwog in Laya, Gasa, elected 35-year old Dorji Lathro as their new tshogpa (representative.) Dorji Lathro, who contested against Lekey Tshewang, 27, won the bye-election on April 6 in Laya by 29 votes,. Gasa dzongkhag’s electoral officer, S Narayan …

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Pasa Kutshab- Bhutan Agent at Buxa Duar

In 1865, Buxa Duars was one of the 18 Duars that Bhutan ceded to the British government for an annual fee. Better known as Pasakha, the Duar was situated in the extreme southern borders on the Duar plains. It skirted the lower Himalayan ranges of West Bengal and played an …

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Brokpa’s origin depicted in a painting

Art: As Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodhgaya, India, in Tibet’s Yarlung village, Drag Singmo (a deity residing on cliff) and Triwu Jangchubsempa (Bodhisattva in the form of monkey) had six children. It is believed that the people of Merak and Sakteng in Trashigang descended from one of the children.  Known …

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Cine Bhutan – Unifying an industry

The new association was launched to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Film: The Bhutanese film industry marked yet another milestone yesterday with the launch of a new film association, Cine Bhutan. Cine Bhutan was launched to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk …

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Floodlights to be installed at Changjiji football ground

Football: With the installation of floodlights at the artificial turf at Changjiji, football aficionados now don’t have to wait for weeks to play a match. Installation work began in October last year after the materials arrived in the country and is expected to be completed within the next two weeks. …

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PM visits temples and meets Bhutanese students in Sri Lanka

Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka visited the Kelaniya Temple and Gangaramaya Temple on April 9. Lyonchoen also “watered” and offered “cloth” (Namza) to the Holy Bodhi Trees at Kelaniya and Gangaramaya Temples. At Gangaramaya temple , the Bhutanese delegation was delighted to find …

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MoE’s reading mission

Schools maintain logbook to keep tab every month on number of books students read Education: If it turns out as planned, students across the country would have read at least a few thousands books by the end of this year. This reading mission of the education ministry began soon after …

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Saving the Golden Mahseer

A study of the endangered fish is currently on, using remote radio telemetry Conservation: Twenty golden mahseers have been surgically implanted with radio transmitters and released into the Drangmechu in the first research on the fish of the Himalayas. Using remote radio telemetry, the research will study the biological life …

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5,200 Chevrolet ultra-durable balls donated to BFF

Football: Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Asian Development Project (ADP) and One World Play Project (OWPP) together launched the ultra-durable soccer ball donation at the Changjiji football ground yesterday. A total of 5,200 Chevrolet balls were donated to BFF, to help encourage young football enthusiasts, and …

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His Majesty appoints Cabinet Secretary and dzongdags

His Majesty the King yesterday granted dhar to appoint the Cabinet Secretary and the Trongsa and Gasa dzongdags. Government secretaries and dzongdags are appointed by His Majesty upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who receives nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission. Cabinet Secretary Kinzang Wangdi was the General …

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