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Surgery date to separate conjoined twins not yet confirmed 

While the date of surgery to separate Bhutan’s conjoined twins who are currently in Melbourne, Australia, is yet to be confirmed, a pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Karma Sherub, said the twin sisters are doing good. Dr Karma Sherub said the surgeons at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne said …

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Man detained for alleged rape of a minor

Gelephu police on November 3 detained a farmer from Gongsekha in Sarpang for allegedly raping and molesting a 13-year-old girl, a class five student. The parents first reported the case to a teacher of a school on November 1. The teacher advised the parents to take the girl to the …

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Cultural festival to celebrate GNH day

Celebrating the national Gross National Happiness (GHN) day on November 11, the GNH Centre Bhutan (GHNCB) will organise a daylong international cultural festival at the centenary park in Thimphu. A press release from GHNCB stated that the celebration would begin with offering of prayers at the sanctum of Semtokha dzong. …

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First pair of cranes arrives in Bumdeling 

The first pair of black-necked cranes arrived in Bumdeling, Trashiyangtse, on November 5, signaling the return of the endangered birds to one of its winter habitats in Bhutan. According to officials of Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS), the pair landed in Bumdeling valley around 11:30am on November 5. Park manager, Karma …

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  The Dorji Lopen of Zhung dratsang installed the Sertog (Golden pinnacle) of Do-Ngag Sedrupling dratsang at Mendrelgang of Choekhorling gewog in Sarpang. The dratshang construction began in 2016 and it is expected to complete by 2020 end.  Khenpo Cheki Dorji of Hong Kong based Bhutan Kagyue Centre is initiating …

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RTA recognises 25 artists at the inauguration of phase 3 project

Thinley Zangmo with her winning piece in the kira category

To provide a platform for artists across the country and recognise artists’ work, the 15 winners of the 17th annual National Design and Art Competition (NDAC) were awarded cash prizes and certificates on November 5 in Thimphu. Since 2017, two new categories of traditional painting and contemporary arts were added …

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Cabinet takes office today

In keeping with the tradition and as provided in the Constitution, His Majesty The King will grant Dakyen to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, the ministers, and the Speaker to formalise the formation of government today. This completes the process to the formation of the government after the election of the representatives the National Assembly on October 18.

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  Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck with the winners of the annual national design and art competition at the inauguration of phase three of the Royal Textile Academy yesterday in Thimphu

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Bhutan’s first female pilot now first female captain

Captain Ugyen Dema

After about 35 years, Bhutan saw its first female captain for the national airlines yesterday. Ugyen Dema, 33, donned four stripes over her shoulders yesterday as Bhutan’s first female captain. Drukair has 19 captains of which 12 are non-Bhutanese. Ugyen Dema is now part of the seven Bhutanese captains among …

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