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Another milestone for MHPA

Concreting of dam foundation begins Hydropower: Marking another milestone for the now the fastest hydropower construction in the country, Mangdechu project yesterday symbolically began concreting the foundation of the dam, bringing an end to river excavation work. In concreting the foundation of the dam, which will block the Mangdechu and …

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Mobile-home-switch system steals the show

Other handiwork of tech institutes were also on display at the Zorig Day celebration Innovation: Have a habit of forgetting to switch off lights when leaving for office?  Don’t worry.  The students of the Technical Training Institute (TTI) in Khuruthang, Punakha have a solution for it. A mobile home switch, …

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Bhutan to expand medical assistance to Nepal

A 15-member team is expected to leave for Trishuli tomorrow Quake: Bhutan will increase its medical team in Nepal to 78 members, it was announced by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday. The team in Nepal, upon the command of His Majesty the King, is providing medical assistance to victims of …

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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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