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Chothrul Dawa – The month of miracles

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: The first month of the Bhutanese calendar is called Chothrul Dawa, literally the month of miracles. It is believed to be the month when Buddha performed many miracles. In the theory of Buddhahood, the Buddha is said to possess a physical presence, which is …

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A ready reckoner to getting ‘ripped’

HEALTH AND FITNESS: I’m a big fan of yours and have been following your Facebook page. I’m planning to cut down some weight. I currently weigh 95kg. I started gym from December 18, 2013. I thought of gaining mass till 100kg and then cutting down. Is it a right time …

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Experiments with indigenous textiles

DESIGN: Bhutanese textiles have seen many transformations over the span of a few decades. Kira (dress for women) today is not what it traditionally used to me.  They come in designs of all kinds. Tshering Choden, 28, is one of the many designers in Thimphu who is experimenting with different …

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Another historic battle won in Changlimithang

Bhutan comes through two-leg encounter with Sri Lanka 3-1 to qualify for next round Football: After luring two defenders and baiting the goalkeeper to the left corner of the post, striker Chencho Gyeltshen side stepped back outwards, leaving all three Sri Lankan players to watch as he slammed home the …

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Foreign minister pleads for acquittal from two charges

Update: In his last rebuttal submission yesterday, foreign minister Rinzin Dorje pleaded with the Haa district court to dismiss two charges against him and acquit him in the ongoing Lhakhang Karpo case. Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje denied having taken a unilateral decision to award timber sawing work for the Lhakhang Karpo …

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Two killed in Nganglam hit-and-run incident

The driver of the Bolero that hit the motorcycle though has been apprehended Accident: Two non-Bhutanese men succumbed to injuries after a Bolero hit the motorcycle they were riding on in Nganglam on March 16. The incident occurred around 11am near Zala Shing Zor, which is about five kilometres from …

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Three Mongar gup candidates shortlisted for second round

By-Election: Twenty-five days after its first by-election to elect the Mongar gup, three candidates have again been selected to contest the second round on April 6. Four candidates, including a woman, came forward to contest the vacant post from Photshorong chiwog.  Sangay Dorji, 31, from Redaza village was selected to …

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Bid to bring Thimphu and Wangdue even closer

Nahi-Chamgang highway proposed will reduce inter-district distance by half DT: Local leaders of Wangdue unanimously voted to propose a highway to connect Nahi gewog in Wangdue and Chamgang in Thimphu, yesterday at the ninth dzogkhag tshogdu (DT). The DT decided to propose the highway’s construction at the upcoming parliament session …

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TCB to conduct satellite accounting

A means of generating data with a view to promote domestic tourism  Tourism: For a better understanding of inbound, domestic and outbound tourism expenditure, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will conduct the first tourism satellite accounting in the upcoming financial year. A tourism satellite accounting is a standard framework …

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Perennially parched Pam

The village’s decade long wait for its thirst to be quenched looks likely to go on  Water: After villagers of Pam waited for almost a decade for a new water source at Bamridrang in Trashigang, a recent survey carried out by the dzongkhag found the proposed site to be not …

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