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Buddhist nun Emma Slade (Ani Pema Deki) signs her book “Set Free” at the Nehru Wangchuk Cultural Centre in Thimphu yesterday after she discussed her book and spoke on finding purpose and meaning in life through Buddhism and yoga.

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Foreign Secretary Sonam Tshong, addressing the 73rd session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) in Bangkok, acknowleged ESCAP’s role  as an essential arm of the UN system, providing global context to regional and national efforts on yesterday. He also said that UN ESCAP …

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Marking the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, Bhutan Telecom (BT) officially launched 4G services in 20 dzongkhags. In the BT day observed in Gelephu yesterday, BT also awarded cash prizes of best performer of the years, best regions and best division in the head office.

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A couple, volunteering through Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID), Philip Stigant and Annie Philips, donated their cash prize of Nu 25,000 and Nu 50,000 each won during the DANTAK open mountain bike race held on April 23 to Thimphu Mountain Bikers’ Club (TMBC). Annie Philips also donated her mountain …

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The Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) was awarded the ADB Civil Society Partnership Award on May 5 during the 50th Annual ADB Meeting in Yokohama, Japan. RSPN was selected as the recipient of this year’s Civil Society Partnership Award for the implementation of the project supported by ADB …

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Forty-one book vendors are participating in the three-day national book fair in Mongar. The 10th book fair, organised by KMT Press, began on May 6.

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A Thai Friendship Medical Mission to Bhutan (TFMMB) treated more than 600 ENT patients (Ears, Nose and Throat) in Trongsa and Thimphu from May 1 to 7. While the camp was conducted in Trongsa from May 1 to 5, the nine ENT specialists and four nurses, along with four volunteers, …

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Phobjikha Central School in Wangdue hosted a Health and Physical Education (HPE) Festival, called “UNDOKAI” in Japanese on April 29. JICA volunteer Yuri Yoshizumi assigned to the school as HPE teacher initiated the event and coordinated with the school management. In Japan, UNDOKAI is organised frequently to strengthen the bond …

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The ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the Trashiyangtse dzongkhag court was conducted by the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk and Resident Coordinator of the Austrian Coordination office in Thimphu,  Dr Johannes Binder on April 3. Funded by the government of Austria under the legal sector programme, a …

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Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji and Dr Barbara Anne Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany participated in a tree planting event at Kuenselphodrang yesterday. Around 130 trees were planted as part of an effort to strengthen Bhutan-German relations. The German federal minister is here …

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