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The national airlines, Drukair, conducted a successful test flight at the Yonphula domestic airport in Kanglung yesterday. The official flight time from Paro international airpot to Yonphula is 45 minutes.

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Dagana farmers await replacement for felled citrus trees

Until 2015, Phurba Motkan in Tashiding, Dagana used to earn at least Nu 50,000 from his citrus orchard. Since then he has been struggling to earn cash income to feed his family and educate his children. After his citrus trees were felled in 2015, he opened small shops in three different locations to earn cash income. “Three because income from one is barely enough to buy ration”, Phurba said.

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AT celebrated its 55th Raising Day in Haa with various cultural and martial arts programmes including sky diving.

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Hundreds of devotees gather every evening to witness mask dances that are performed at the annual Thurpai Drupchen at the Memorial Choeten in Thimphu. The two-week drupchen ends tomorrow with Nydrup Lawang or blessing to the public.

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