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National basketball coach leaves

Sports: The Bhutanese basketball coach left more than able basketball players after his two-year tenure. Kiyong Kim and Youn Myung-Gu of Sunhwa girls’ school, Korea, gifted Bhutan Olympic Committee and the federation with more than Nu 2.4M worth of sports-wears including tracksuits, t-shirts and sports shorts yesterday. The coach is ...

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Money does grow on trees

Just ask the community forest management project beneficiaries of Uruk village  Income: Uruk villagers have found a solution to their financial needs.  The community forest management (CFM) in Namdrupcholing has matured and earnings from trees harvested are loaned out to villagers, saving them time and money. Sale of surplus timber ...

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Bhutan open to clean and green business- PM

Lyonchhoen called on investors with sustainable business ideas to visit Bhutan Summit: For investors with clean, green and sustainable business ideas, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said, Bhutan is open to business while addressing the 7th Vibrant Gujarat  global summit yesterday in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. “For that reason we welcome investments ...

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Lyonchhoen calls on PM Modi

Visit: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay called on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 10, soon after he landed in Ahmedabad, India. The two Prime Ministers discussed matters of mutual interests on tourism, hydropower, mining, education and cooperation in areas of security. Lyonchhoen also visited Sabarmati Ashram, once the residence of Mahatma ...

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From quota system to empowering women

Until the election Act is amended, focus on capacity building Politics: The focus at the moment, when it comes to women in politics, will be on capacity building and creating a conducive environment for women to enhance their participation rather than introduction of a quota system. Works and human settlement ...

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Whoever leaked English II will be traced and punished: PM

BCSEA board to decide within two days Education: The government will trace every student, teacher or government official that was involved in leaking the Class XII English II paper and penalise them, the Prime Minister said yesterday. Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said regardless of the decision the BCSEA board takes; the ...

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Losing history by the by

Records: In a dank, dark and dusty room at Changlingmethang National Stadium in Thimphu, thousands of government documents are rotting. Rodents and roaches are making a fare out of them, shredding narrative lines of the nation’s development history into a million useless pieces every day. Why and how do government ...

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OAG to prosecute Lhakhang Karpo case soon

Ministers question media’s intention of raising the issue in the FM’s presence Update: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has taken more time than necessary in prosecuting the Lhakhang Karpo case, where foreign minister Rinzin Dorje, then the Haa dzongda, was alleged for abuse of function and authority, according ...

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No guests in Tang’s farmhouses

Poor advocacy and lack of cooperation from tour operators and guides are attributed for the no-show Tourism: None of the 15 households in Tang, Bumthang, which opened farm house/home-stay since 2011 has seen a single tourist despite over 60,080 tourist arrivals until 2013 in the dzongkhag. According to the chairman ...

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