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Jachungs wins the winter championship

Basketball: Jachungs defeated Phojas 74-65 in the finals of the winter basketball championship at swimming pool complex yesterday. Jachungs took the lead by five baskets in the first quarter. Phojas defensive play in the second quarter brought the deficit to two baskets. In the third quarter, Phojas nearly closed the ...

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RAMIS to ease tax payment and collection

The system will cut down paperwork and make collection efficient Tax: With the launch of the revenue and administration management information system (RAMIS) yesterday, the department of revenue and customs (DRC) can now with a click of a button detect who has not paid tax. This, however, is just one ...

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ADC concludes by lighting 100,000 candles

Religion: On the hill top of Druk Amitabha in Kathmandu, Nepal sits a giant nunnery spread across more than 50 acres of land. The Druk Gawa Khilwa nunnery that overlooks the Kathmandu valley is decorated with flags, scarf and banners bearing dragon images, symbolising the Drukpa Kagyu school of Buddhism ...

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First YES program receives positive feedback

A total of 197 have been trained for employment in the last four months Employment: A total of 68 participants completed their four months training on Wednesday under the youth employment skills (YES) programme, which is a part of guaranteed employment programme. Early childhood care and development (ECCD) and pedagogy, ...

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More Black Necked Cranes in Bumthang

With migration time over, the 34 cranes are likely to remain in the district Conservation: With 34 black-necked cranes flying into Bumthang, 2014 recorded the highest number of cranes the dzongkhag saw in over two decades. Besides the flock of 22 that arrived in Gyetsa, Chumey last month, Tang saw ...

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The noisy bridge of Thungdi

DoR: Villagers located around the Thungdi bailey bridge on the way to Ranjung can count the number of vehicles crossing the bridge without being near it. The rattling sound from the loose steel deck of the bridge is so loud that villagers say when they cannot sleep at night; they ...

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Sipa-Chi-Dhoe attracts hundreds of devotees

Religion: Hundreds of devotees throng every day at Thangzana ground, next to Puna Dewachhenpoi Phodrang Dzong, to offer tshog (feast offerings), druna (grains) and Nyendar (cash) to cleanse their defilements and protect them from bad omen. His Holiness the Je Khenpo along with more than 500 monks from 20 rabdeys ...

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State Mining Corporation takes off

With five stone quarries to begin with Resources: The last day of the year marked a milestone event in the mining sector with economic affairs ministry formally handing over  the State Mining Corporation (SMC) and the company’s incorporation certificate to the Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), yesterday. The corporation, like ...

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Ensuring food safety through GAP

Adoption of GAP will reduce barriers to trade Food safety: By early 2016, Bhutan will complete most of the formalities to adopt Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), a pre-requisite for procurement of food to ensure quality and safety in international markets. This was one of the outcomes of the daylong workshop ...

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NLCS issue Zhemgang and Gelephu thrams

Land: Landowners of Zhemgang and Gelephu thromde could collect their new lag thrams from the dzongkhag they reside in provided they cleared all taxes, National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) officials said. Handing over thrams to Zhemgang dzongda and Gelephu thromde’s executive secretary yesterday morning, NLCS secretary Pema Chewang urged the ...

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