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A long wait will soon be over

WHO-funded pump project will soon deliver the precious resource to Shumar and Zobel Water: Water shortage in two gewogs of Shumar and Zobel in Pemagatshel is expected to be addressed soon, as the dzongkhag’s long awaited project to pump water from Khonmari stream nears completion. Benefitting two gewogs with an …

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Collecting garbage in a Greener Way

The private agency finds it has to raise awareness as much as it needs to collect waste Disposal: Although more than a thousand residents have registered with Greener Way, only seven have availed the special service, where garbage is collected after 5pm. More than two months after Greener Way took …

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Another historic battle won in Changlimithang

Bhutan comes through two-leg encounter with Sri Lanka 3-1 to qualify for next round Football: After luring two defenders and baiting the goalkeeper to the left corner of the post, striker Chencho Gyeltshen side stepped back outwards, leaving all three Sri Lankan players to watch as he slammed home the …

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Perennially parched Pam

The village’s decade long wait for its thirst to be quenched looks likely to go on  Water: After villagers of Pam waited for almost a decade for a new water source at Bamridrang in Trashigang, a recent survey carried out by the dzongkhag found the proposed site to be not …

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S/J RE project due to complete this month

Scheduled to end by 2013, the programme faced a host of problems, causing the delay Electricity: After more than a year of delay, the rural electrification (RE) project for Serthi and Lauri gewogs in Samdrupjongkhar is expected to complete this month. Although all the villages of the two gewogs are …

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Dragons take on Lions in return encounter today

Football: A draw is enough for the Dragon Boys to progress to the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.  But the national team is high on confidence to take on Sri Lanka today for the second leg of the qualifiers. Coach Chokey Nima said the team was under …

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Dolamche forest fire still on

Forest officials, police, PHPA staff, army personnel and people of Athang, Daga gewog are still trying to contain the fire that started around 8.30pm on March 15 in Athang gewog, Wangdue. The fire is suspected to have started from an electricity pole above the gewog centre road to Athangat a place …

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His Majesty graces RBP Gagsars’ Attestation Parade

POP: His Majesty the King accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced Royal Bhutan Police’s 47th Batch Gagsars’ Attestation Parade. 150 men and 50 women recruits who completed their training at Jigmeling and four men and two women cadet officers who trained at Tashigatshel Police Training Centre, presented the Guard …

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New wings for Drukair

Aviation: Drukair’s newest aircraft, an Airbus A319 costing at least USD 40 million, arrived at Paro International airport, yesterday. The aircraft, registered as A5-JSW after the initials of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, will expand Drukair’s fleet to five aircraft, four of which are A319s and one twin propeller …

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Dorokha MSS all set for central school status

Once land acquisition is confirmed, construction will begin immediately Education: With the lion’s share of the budget allotted and the master plan in place, Dorokha middle secondary school (DMSS) in Samtse is all set to expand into a central school. Among the 24 schools identified as central schools for the …

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Bajo primary schools buckle under admission pressure

Besides an abundance of legit candidates, they have to deal with a host of underage kids too Education: While schools in rural Bhutan are increasingly facing reduced pre-primary (PP) admission, opposite is the case in places like Bajo in Wangdue. Even after closing of admission in December last year, schools …

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More tshok means more waste

Devotees overwhelm Pangrizampa with ready-made offerings despite a notice saying not to Religion: Pangrizampa lhakhang in the capital receives more than 30 sacks of packaged tshok (offering) everyday. A notification at the entrance of the lhakhang that requests people not to bring packaged tshok during the nine-day Jana Chidey ritual …

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