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Construction of dam begins

The PM installed the sa-chu-bum-ter to signal the laying of the dam foundation  PHPA II: Calling it a milestone achievement for Punatsangchu hydroelectric project authority II (PHPA II), the project will start constructing the dam with the foundation laying ceremony conducted yesterday. Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay installed the sa-chu-bum-ter signalling the foundation concreting ...

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Dwindling dhap presence at Gomphu Kora tshechu

And it’s not just the number of visitors, local attendance has also gone down Festival: More than 300 visitors from Tawang, popularly known as dhaps, thronged the Gomphu Kora tshechu in Trashiyangtse, which ended on March 30. The tradition of dhaps attending the popular Gomphu Kora tshechu dates back to ...

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Diagnostic service machines donated to hospital

JDWNRH: Diagnostic services at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital are expected to improve with the hospital receiving an ultrasonography and C-arm machines yesterday. Worth about Nu 4M (million), HRH Princess Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck donated the machines to the hospital, along with an additional Nu 1M cheque for palliative ...

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Udzorong cashes in on chips

The gewog has appreciated that processed potatoes fetch far more than the raw deal Agriculture: Villagers of Dotphu in Udzorong depend on potatoes for a living. While they previously used to take their potatoes all the way to the Samdrupjongkhar auction yard, however, life has become easier for the people ...

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Japan grants Nu 978M to reconstruct bridges

The three bridges have expired their lifespan AID: To reconstruct the Chuzomsa and Nikachu bridge in Wangduephodrang and Zalam Chu bridge between Trongsa and Wangduephodrang, the Japanese government has committed Nu 978 million (1 billion and 956 million Japanese Yen). The exchange of notes for the project – “Project for ...

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Shedra upgrade to college begins

Construction launched with groundbreaking ceremony graced by the Gyaltshab Drametse: Construction work to build a Nyingma Peling college has begun in Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing monastery in Drametse, Mongar, with HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck gracing the Salang Tendrel (groundbreaking ceremony) on March 29. On the command of His Majesty ...

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His Majesty attends funeral service of Lee Kuan Yew

Funeral: His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen joined world leaders and the people of Singapore in bidding farewell to the island nation’s founding Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew at the funeral service held in Singapore yesterday. The Prime Minister who ruled Singapore for 31 years died on ...

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Giving – the Badum way

A charitable initiative meant to inspire children to save for a good cause YDF/BoB: To encourage children to develop a habit of saving and inculcate the practice of altruism, the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) and the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched the Badum Giving Day at the YDF Simply ...

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Great India education fair held

Exhibition: About 44 universities and two schools from India took part in the Great India education fair at Youth Development Fund hall that was attended by some 700 Bhutanese parents and students on March 28 and 29. Organised by AFAIRS exhibition and media private ltd., a company based in Kolkata, ...

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Dying chuba worries Sephu farmers

Resource: Chuba, a species of bamboo that grows in Sephu, Wangdue, is dying. Chuba dies every after hundred years. Its death begins with flowering that lasts for about three years. Mani, an elderly villager from Nakha in Sephu remembers village men making different bamboo products for the good part of ...

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