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Opportunities in the healing centre

Pinkey Thapa, with nine years experience in teaching, decided to join the hair and beauty training at Norbu Academy of Spa after returning from her studies in the United States. She has plans to go back to the States and open a hair and beauty salon there. “I might even …

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Bali villagers face road and water problem

Vegetables grown in Bali are brought to Khuruthang market every Friday

Weekend market in Khuruthang town is filled with agriculture products from Bali village of Chubbu gewog, Punakha. Farmers carry farm produces like chillies, beans and slippery gourd, locally known as Olachuto on their back for about 45 minutes to reach the nearest road head in Serigang. Some use horses to …

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Gongdue and Chali Kha going extinct in Mongar 

Gongdue Kha, a local dialect of a remote gewog in Mongar is one of the indigenous languages that could soon become extinct. The natives of Gongdue are expected to learn other dialects easily as their dialect is intertwined with the several other languages of Tshangla, Bumtap Kha, Kheng Kha, and …

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Trongsa Ta Dzong sees more visitors

Ta Dzong (Photo: TCB)

More than 5,000 people visited the Royal Heritage Museum in Trongsa Ta Dzong this year. Officials say the number of visitors is increasing every year. Last year, more than 7000 people visited the Ta dzong. The curator, Sangay Tashi, said most visitors are tourists followed by locals. With the increasing …

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GC road blacktopping to begin for last three gewogs

Gongdue and Silambi in Mongar are among the gewogs in the dzongkhag without blacktopped gewog centre roads. Blacktopping work is expected to begin next month. Over Nu 300 million has been allocated in the current plan to blacktop GC roads of Gongdue, Silambi, and Narang. Landslides and roadblocks are the …

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Exporters explore water routes to save cost

Among the several factors contributing to the ongoing export halt of riverbed materials (RBM) from the bordering towns to Bangladesh, most issues hinge on the high cost of transportation involved. In Gelephu, stones and boulders are ferried across 281km to Nakugoan in Bangladesh. In doing so, transporters have to cross …

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NA passes three resolutions on Right of Way 

The National Assembly on June 4 passed three resolutions on issues regarding the right of way (RoW) in construction of high voltage transmission lines for immediate implementation. The first resolution calls on the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) or a relevant agency to frame a policy, guidelines, rules and regulations on …

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12 years to widen Samdrupjongkhar – Trashigang highway?

Works and human settlement minister Dorji Tshering said the progress on the Samdrupjongkhar – Trashigang highway has been prolonged due to budget constraints and lack of workers at the construction sites. Trashigang National Council member Lhatu on June 7 questioned the minister on the delay of Project DANTAK’s work to …

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For good health and wellbeing

The MBBS programme at the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) could take some time to begin if the deliberations at the National Assembly on June 6 are anything to go by. Members said that it is early for the university to embark on such a programme given …

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Bhalujhora bridge repaired for the third time

Old and new: Bridges over Bhalujhora in Pasakha

The bridge over Bhalujora in Pasakha, which was damaged recently, has been restored. Light vehicles are now able to ply over it. A 14-wheeler Indian truck, with more than 35 metric tonnes (MT) load, headed to Pasakha industrial estate had plied the bridge on June 1 afternoon and damaged it …

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Labour ministry to pilot dual vocational training programs

Technical Training Institute in Chumey and Jigme Wangchuk Power Training Institute in Gelephu, will pilot a dual training programme by adopting a 30 percent institute based and 70 percent industry based training system from August this year. This was discussed during a multi-stakeholder platform for Dual Training Program (DTP) in …

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