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Royal Bhutan flower exhibition opens

The display will hence be an annual event to coincide with the Paro tshechu Floriculture: Mixed scents of flowers drift through the air.  Spring has arrived and the Ugyen Pelri Palace in Paro is bursting with colours, drawing visitors in droves. Some pose for a picture, while others inquire about …

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Gomdar dairy tshogpa sets its sights high

Given that demand far outstrips supply, the association has nowhere to go but up Cooperative: As soon as the clock strikes seven, Genden Zangmo, 48, in Gomdar carries her bamboo basket and goes out knocking on her neighbours’ doors. Each door opens to hand over bottles of milk.  Her friend …

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Electric storm short circuits e-learning facility

The Pelkhil School-based project, currently on hold, involves videoconferencing classes to six pilot schools I-school: I-school project at Pelkhil School in Thimphu has stopped due to heavy rain and lightning last week. This has affected the six pilot schools, including Pelkhil, to transfer knowledge and skills through e-learning that was …

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Picture story

A solo exhibition by model turned actor Kelly Dorji titled ‘Chha’ portraying meditation and mindfulness through the painting of Buddha and Guru Rinpoche among other figures embossed in colours and tsampaka flower petals, is underway in Terton gallery, Thimphu. The exhibition started yesterday and is open from 10am to 7pm. …

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Fuel price to drop

Petrol price in India was slashed by Nu 0.49 per litre and diesel by Nu 1.21 per litre yesterday. Revised rates in Bhutan would be announced today evening and would be effective from midnight today. Diesel will cost about Nu 48 a litre and petrol Nu 59 a litre in Thimphu after the revision. This …

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Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition opens

Exhibition: His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the Royal family graced the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, the chief guest. The exhibition, initiated upon the command of His Majesty the King, is envisioned to inspire …

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Use of drones banned until regulations in place

Aviation: A USD 20,000 unmanned aerial vehicle or drone belonging to the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment is currently grounded until necessary approvals to operate it are acquired. The 0.7kg drone, Bhutan’s first ever, first flew in June last year, impressing an audience of around 600 spectators with …

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40 years post-road comes blacktop

Drametse: Drametse gewog’s main road will soon be blacktopped 40 years after the gewog was connected with a road. Ugyen Tenzin, the gewog’s mangmi, said that it had been four months since the possibility of blacktopping the road was announced. ‘Why the delay, we don’t understand.’ The 18km road will …

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How schools fared in 2014

Education: None of the 88 lower secondary schools made it to the list of the country’s top 40 performing schools in the 2014 academic year, according to education ministry’s school performance assessment report. Annual rankings of schools are declared at four levels of schools from PP to III (primary); IV …

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Municipal worker killed in wall collapse

Accident: A 73-year-old man died yesterday after a wall collapsed and buried him near Deki School in Thimphu.  He was cleaning a drain by the roadside around 2.30pm when the incident occurred. Emergency physician at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Dr Sona Pradhan, said he was brought dead …

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