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Bhutan’s medical team in Nepal expanded


800 cases of water delivered to Trishuli Relief: An additional 15 personnel have joined the 63-member Bhutanese medical team in Trishuli, Nepal. The additional team left the country yesterday on a chartered flight. Although the initial wave of patients requiring urgent treatment has subsided, the team welcomed the reinforcement. Today ...

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2nd annual ICT conference held


Conference: The second annual ICT (information communications technology) conference for IT officers in the government and private sector ended yesterday. Speaking to more than a hundred IT officers, information and communications minister DN Dhungyel said their role was a crucial and critical one as ICT is an enabler for the ...

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Turning waste into wealth


Biodegradable: Thimphu thromde’s compost plant is not only seeing an increase in biodegradable waste, but has also started churning out money from the waste, which the municipal office was overwhelmed with until recently. The compost plant in Serbithang receives about four tonnes of organic waste daily, except on Sundays.  This ...

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Fire in Thimphu destroys temporary sheds


Fire: Thirteen families lost all their belongings yesterday in a fire that gutted 13 temporary sheds at 3:50pm near the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) godown in Changzamtok, Thimphu. Most of the house owners were out for work when the incident happened. Thimphu police’s fire brigades department deployed two fire-fighting ...

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Stranded Bhutanese in Nepal reach home


Quake: After about a 20-hour-long drive, 27 Bhutanese, most of them monks and nuns, arrived in Phuentsholing yesterday morning. The Phuentsholing dungkhag administration and the thromde arranged two buses that travelled to Panitanki, an Indian town that borders the Nepalese town of Kakkarvitta.  Bhutanese officials and customs officials in Panitanki ...

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Another milestone for MHPA


Concreting of dam foundation begins Hydropower: Marking another milestone for the now the fastest hydropower construction in the country, Mangdechu project yesterday symbolically began concreting the foundation of the dam, bringing an end to river excavation work. In concreting the foundation of the dam, which will block the Mangdechu and ...

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Mobile-home-switch system steals the show


Other handiwork of tech institutes were also on display at the Zorig Day celebration Innovation: Have a habit of forgetting to switch off lights when leaving for office?  Don’t worry.  The students of the Technical Training Institute (TTI) in Khuruthang, Punakha have a solution for it. A mobile home switch, ...

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Bhutan to expand medical assistance to Nepal


A 15-member team is expected to leave for Trishuli tomorrow Quake: Bhutan will increase its medical team in Nepal to 78 members, it was announced by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday. The team in Nepal, upon the command of His Majesty the King, is providing medical assistance to victims of ...

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Three day Tarayana fair ends


Fair: About 75 craftsmen from 82 self-help groups from rural communities around the country displayed their crafts, cultures, histories and traditions, during the Tarayana fair at the Centenary Park in Changlimithang, yesterday. The groups have been formed in rural communities to generate income by carrying out activities such as farming ...

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Mobile phone cinema festival launched


The aim is to provide a platform for amateurs to explore film making  Film: To commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the People’s Initiative in Celebrating the Sixtieth Anniversary (PICSA) in collaboration with Sherubtse college launched the Mobile Phone Cinema (MPC) festival on May ...

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