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S/J’s first moenlam chenmo draws thousands of devotees

Prayer: More than 3,000 devotees from Samdrupjongkhar and the nearby eastern dzongkhags have gathered in Samdrupjongkhar middle secondary school to attend a weeklong moenlam chenmo (great prayer ceremony), which began yesterday. Presided over by His Holiness Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Choeda, this is the first moenlam chenmo to be conducted ...

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National basketball coach leaves

Sports: The Bhutanese basketball coach left more than able basketball players after his two-year tenure. Kiyong Kim and Youn Myung-Gu of Sunhwa girls’ school, Korea, gifted Bhutan Olympic Committee and the federation with more than Nu 2.4M worth of sports-wears including tracksuits, t-shirts and sports shorts yesterday. The coach is ...

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Money does grow on trees

Just ask the community forest management project beneficiaries of Uruk village  Income: Uruk villagers have found a solution to their financial needs.  The community forest management (CFM) in Namdrupcholing has matured and earnings from trees harvested are loaned out to villagers, saving them time and money. Sale of surplus timber ...

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Bhutan open to clean and green business- PM

Lyonchhoen called on investors with sustainable business ideas to visit Bhutan Summit: For investors with clean, green and sustainable business ideas, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said, Bhutan is open to business while addressing the 7th Vibrant Gujarat  global summit yesterday in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. “For that reason we welcome investments ...

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Vehicle prices expected to rise soon

Maruti brand cars already levying the new price Automobile: As more people look forward to buying new cars, the car price in the country is expected to increase anytime soon. Following the withdrawal of excise duty concession on car manufacturers in India, car prices in India soared by four-to-six percent ...

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Lyonchhoen calls on PM Modi

Visit: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay called on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 10, soon after he landed in Ahmedabad, India. The two Prime Ministers discussed matters of mutual interests on tourism, hydropower, mining, education and cooperation in areas of security. Lyonchhoen also visited Sabarmati Ashram, once the residence of Mahatma ...

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Third Telecommunications Company for Bhutan?

The policy is approved but government is yet to decide if a third company is required Communication: The Cabinet recently approved the Bhutan Telecommunications and Broadband policy, which opens the market for a third mobile telecommunications company. Under section 2.6 of the policy, which covers mobile development, it is stated ...

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From quota system to empowering women

Until the election Act is amended, focus on capacity building Politics: The focus at the moment, when it comes to women in politics, will be on capacity building and creating a conducive environment for women to enhance their participation rather than introduction of a quota system. Works and human settlement ...

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Picture story

More than 150 youth from across the country participated in the national youth seminar, “Youth Cooperation for young, by the young” at the NRDCL hall yesterday. The event was organised by youth committee member, Sangay Rinchen together with 12 local groups, as a part of the International Co-operative Alliance Asia ...

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Township works to start soon

Biological corridor reduced to 500m, both landowners and businesspeople happy Nganglam: The long delayed Nganglam town at Rinchenthang is expected to see some development with the issue of biological corridor boundary solved. The corridor that became the bone of contention between planners and landowners and halted the development of the ...

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