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Badminton coaching camp draws 62 youth in Mongar

Sports: Sixty-two youth between 10-20 years are participating in a two-week long Badminton coaching camp at Mongar Lower Secondary School in Mongar. National Badminton Coach Sherab Gyeltshen said the main objective of organising this champ, which ends on January 18, is to train players from the eastern dzongkhags for the ...

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PM calls on Indian President

Visit: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, on his first day in Delhi called on the President, Vice President and met the Indian Foreign secretary, Minister of External Affairs and the minister of Power yesterday. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee welcomed Lyonchhoen and said Lyonchhoen’s speech at the Vibrant Gujarat event has made ...

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Bolstering communication machinery

Website: The National Assembly (NA) yesterday launched a bilingual website that will now allow the people to watch the Parliament sessions live on the site. Jigme Zangpo, the Speaker, said that it is important to have such a website for better public service delivery and to have strong government. The ...

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Lauri’s long wait for electricity soon to be over

Power: With almost 90 percent of the work completed, Bhutan Power corporation (BPC) expects to electrify Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar’s most remote gewog, by mid this year. Divided in two packages, work on the much-awaited rural electrification  (RE) project began in 2012 and was supposed to complete by June 2013. But monsoon ...

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February 15 – the latest launch date for Dagachu

A series of hiccups caused the project to overshoot its original target by more than two years DHP: The 126-megawatt (MW) Dagachu hydropower project will start operating commercially from February 15, according to officials. The project, which was supposed to have been completed in October last year, was delayed because ...

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Indian foreign secretary calls on Lyonchhoen

Foreign Secretary of India, Sujatha Singh called on Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay in Delhi today. Lyonchhoen thanked the government of India for their support in Bhutan’s development. They discussed matters of mutual interest related to hydropower, areas of security, progress of the 11th Plan and other areas of cooperation. Discussions were ...

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Meeting the power tiller promise

Govt. takes one step further towards fulfilling its campaign pledge Agriculture: The 70 gewogs in the six eastern dzongkhags will get a power tiller each by the end of February, the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji, said during the 14th meet the press session last week. The government had pledged to ...

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Earning while they’re learning

Many students take up various temporary services during the winter vacation Youth: To help reduce the financial burden on their parents, several students in Wangdue have started to make use of their winter vacation by going from door to door in search of temporary jobs at automobile workshops, incense factories, ...

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S/J’s first moenlam chenmo draws thousands of devotees

Prayer: More than 3,000 devotees from Samdrupjongkhar and the nearby eastern dzongkhags have gathered in Samdrupjongkhar middle secondary school to attend a weeklong moenlam chenmo (great prayer ceremony), which began yesterday. Presided over by His Holiness Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Choeda, this is the first moenlam chenmo to be conducted ...

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