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Losing weight – Not quite a walk in the park

HELTH AND FITNESS: I’ve started walking for an hour and a half for about two weeks now.  I’ve cut down rice and am eating vegetables and curry in my meals.  I want to cut down some more weight.  Is the diet pattern that I’m currently following healthy?  Will walking help …

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His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen offer prayers before the Zhabdrung Phuensum Tshogpai Thongdrol at Punakha Dzong on Zhabdrung Kuchoe yesterday                                                           

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ACC discovers modus operandi of fraudulent land grabbing

Lambasts govt. officials of abusing authority  Report: While investigating the Thimphu land case involving the former Chang gup, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has discovered the modus operandi of fraudulent land grabbing, in collusion with surveyors and land record officials. This is the highlight of the ACC annual report (April …

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Bhutan’s relief team in Nepal relocates to epicentre

Quake: Being one of the few international relief teams that can self-sustain without the need for Nepalese government assistance, Bhutan’s 63-member medical team been has relocated to Trishuli in Nuwakot district, located 34km from the epicentre of the April 25 earthquake, and has begun treating victims. The team, deployed, following …

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24 central schools given official send-off

PM and Indian ambassador present for formal launch at Wangbama CS, Genekha Education: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and India’s ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale, formally launched the 24 central schools yesterday at Wangbama Central School in Genekha, Thimphu. Principals of all the 24 central schools across the country attended the …

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Address/delivery system launched on pilot basis in Thimphu

Thromde: Thimphu thromde and Bhutan Post launched the city addressing and door-to-door service delivery at the clock tower square yesterday. The service is piloted in Norzin lam, Wongzin lam (the road that runs through the clock tower square) and Chang lam in the capital. Thromde’s GIS engineer Tsheten Dorji, said …

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Layaps’ wait for power goes on … and on

200 households have lingered for more than three years since work began to get connected Electrification: Layaps (people of Laya) might have lived their entire life without electricity, but their patience is running out, with the contractor delaying work to connect the remote village with electricity. It has been more …

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Illegal occupancy in Merak

Land: When herders of Chebling in Merak started replacing their bamboo roofs with CGI sheets, eyebrows were raised on whether the nomads were building permanent structures in tsamdros (pastureland). After an inspection by officials from the dzongkhag land record office, it was found that the brokpas had indeed built permanent …

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Mistrust between govt. and private sector: MoEA minister

Bhutan slips one position on global competitiveness in 2015  WEF Report: Bhutan ranks 103rd among 147 economies in the global competitiveness report, 2015, which measures how friendly a country is for doing business, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country, weighed down by challenging economic conditions for the …

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The four-day annual tshechu of Ugyen Donga Chokhorling monastery at Yonphula,  Trashigang ended yesterday with the unfurling of Guru Tshengye’s Thongdrel Chenmo (eight manifestation of Guru Rinpoche).                                              

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