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Devotees receiving empowerment of the Nyingma Gyubum or the canonical collection of esoteric tantric texts from His Eminence Drupwang Sangay Nyenpa Rinpoche in Gelephu return home. The oral transmission of 35 volumes of Gyubum concluded yesterday. The empowerment of Zoeduen  Tsawa, Domang and Tokbum begins today. The six-week oral transmission …

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The forest fire that razed over 70 acres of forest was contained yesterday around 3pm. The fire started around midnight on January 30. Over 150 firefighters including RBP, RBA, forest officials and locals were involved on containing the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation (Photo: Wangdue …

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Opposition says unemployment situation could aggravate

Ugyen Dorji

Unemployment problem in the country is likely to aggravate in the coming years, according to the Opposition. This, the party said, was based on the current government’s pledge to create 5,000 job opportunities a year. The Opposition MP from Dewathang-Gomdar, Ugyen Dorji, said that this would amount to only 25,000 …

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Blocking e-procurement to support media houses not fair: PM

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering

The government would share with the media the discussions on the austerity measures and the outcome, said the Prime minister Dr Lotay Tshering during Friday Meet on February 1. Ministry of Finance recently issued a circular to the ministries, dzongkhags and government agencies to come up with proposals on saving …

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Safety first, not last 

To start with, DoR and JICA will work on ensuring safety in the construction of bridges

To ensure zero accident at construction sites, the Department of Roads (DoR) and JICA experts are preparing a safety guideline, a toolkit for field checklist on safety control in bridge constructions. The guidelines, which is a part of the development in construction and maintenance of bridges in Bhutan (CAMBRIDGE) project …

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Tshering Zangmo represents Bhutan at Young Chef Olympiad

Tshering Zangmo with her mentor Tshewang Rinzin

Tshering Zangmo, a fourth-semester student of Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality in Thimphu represented Bhutan at the fifth Young Chef Olympiad in India. London-based International Hospitality Council in association with International Institute of Hotel Management, started the Young Chef Olympiad in 2015 to give young student chefs from around …

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First vehicles reach Sakteng

The Sakteng GC road opened to traffic on February 1 but its construction would complete by June this year

After numerous delays, the construction the 11.5km gewog centre road in Sakteng opened to traffic on February 1 which now connects the gewog’s three chiwogs previously left unconnected. Sakteng is the last gewog in Trashigang to be connected with a gewog centre road. The stretch was expected to be opened …

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NHDCL lights Zangtogpelri lhakhang

LED lit: The new look of Zangtogpelri

The Zangtogpelri lhakhang and park in Phuentsholing is not the same anymore. About 46 new LED floodlights now illuminate the lhakhang. From the small gold painted prayer wheels around the sacred structure to the surrounding, there is light all over and it has added to the people’s mood. As a …

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An issue of affordability or constitutionality?

The government’s decision to remove the cut-off point for class X students has, among others, raised questions on its constitutionality. While the government since the campaign days has maintained that removing the cut-off point and providing free education until Class XII does not violate the Constitution, the Opposition has said …

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