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Yangtse observes its first Sherig festival 

Some 1,500 students and teachers took part in the festival (Photo: Jigme Dorji, Trashiyangtse LSS)

More than 1,500 students, 39 principals and vice principals took part in the first Sherig Gatoenobserved in Trashiyangtse to commemorate the birth anniversary His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on November 11. The event saw 320 students from 28 schools exhibiting their works in the different category at Trashiyangtse LSS ground. …

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Bhutan to have its first fish database by next year

The National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries will publish a book on fishes of Bhutan next year

The river ecosystems in Bhutan are robust and flourishing, according to findings from the ongoing fish fauna assessment that is underway in the eastern and central parts of the country. This is mainly based on the presence of aquatic invertebrates (insects and river plants) found in the rivers of the …

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Exploring use of minerals in traditional medicine

For effective use of minerals in traditional medicine, research and database development of minerals should be enhanced and herbo-mineral preparations standardised. These were some of the recommendations that were made in the fourth annual health conference in Thimphu last week. Speaking about exploring the rare minerals in traditional medicines, a …

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 Two fire incidences in Lungtenphug and near Hindu temple in Thimphu  were contained within an hour yesterday. The officials from Fire and Rescue Services Division said the causes and the area lost to the fire were unknown.

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The participants of the ongoing second National Early Childhood Care Development Festival held at Mongar Lower Secondary School offered marchang, recited Gyalpoi Zhabten and lit butter lamps for the wellbeing and good health of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck

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Celebrating November 11 with an international cultural festival

Infusing GNH values is one of the main activities at JLPS

GNH Centre Bhutan (GNHCB) opened stalls related to health and wellbeing at the Centenary Park, Thimphu yesterday to celebrate the Gross National Happiness (GNH) day and the birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth King. With the theme “Expressions of Happiness”, individuals and groups from home and abroad took to …

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A sacred place – a perfect event

Foundation-laying ceremony

There was a perfect moment 2,500 years ago. It was the perfect place – Vulture Peak in Bihar, the prefect teacher – Lord Buddha, the perfect teachings – Prajnaparamita,  the perfect time – the second turning of the wheel of dharma, and the perfect disciples – the assembly of countless …

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Elephant kills a man in Samrang

An elephant killed a 61-year-old man in Samrang gewog, Samdrupjongkhar on November 9. The incident occurred between 1:30 and 2am when the deceased went to chase the elephants entering his paddy field. Samrang gup, Tarabir Bista, said the deceased was invited by one of the neighbour for Diwali that night …

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Earthquake simulation to test the contingency plan

Save the Children funded the event

To test Thimphu Thromde’s contingency plan and readiness of the stakeholders concerned in the event of disasters, an earthquake simulation exercise was conducted on November 10 in Thimphu Thromde. The activity was carried out in seven identified locations in Babesa and Norzin areas. One of the thromde representatives, Kuenga Yonten, …

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