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Paro FC thrash BFF Academy 6-0

Paro FC thrashed Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) Academy team 6-0 in the ongoing Bank of Bhutan (BoB) Premier League at the Changlimithang stadium yesterday. While both teams started the game on a strong note, it was Paro FC who had more possession and had a few potential attempts in the …

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Sherubtse’s artificial turf put to best use

The new facility is a big hit in Kanglung

Sherubtse College is making good hay when the sun is shining. The artificial turf laid at the college football ground, besides promoting football and making it more attractive, the college earned Nu 922, 000 since the artificial turf was opened in April last year. To read more, please subscribe by …

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Picture story

Friendship Cup 2019: Monks of Dordedrak monastery, Thimphu take part in their version of super league at about 12,000 feet above the sea level. (Photo: Karma Nima)

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Mongar hopes to win National School Athletics Meet

Participants will compete in 13 different track and field events

From Mongar, Rinzin Choden, 16, and her relay team expects to win the 4×400 metre girls’ relay at the 16th National School Athletics Meet which opened in Thimphu yesterday. The relay team from Mongar Higher Secondary School has qualified for the first time at the national sports meet after the …

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5th annual India-Bhutan tennis tournament begins

Players look forward to a competitive match (Photo: BTF)

The 5th India-Bhutan friendship tennis championship began in Thimphu yesterday. With majority of players from Bhutan (45), a total of 75 participants from Bhutan, India and Nepal are taking part in the tournament. Nepal is participating in the tournament for the first time. To read more, please subscribe by registering …

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Cricket ground construction resumes, but challenges remain

The cricket ground located above Gelephu high school spreads across 6 acres of land in the thromde

After almost two years of delay, works to construct the country’s first dedicated cricket ground in Gelephu have resumed. Restrictions in procuring clay soil from Guwahati, India, suspended the construction works that began in October 2016. Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB) managed to obtain the clay soil worth about Nu …

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Assam’s HHC wins Gyalsey Cup in Gelephu

Team HHC (red) from Assam win the Gyalsey Cup championship in Gelephu

Hatisar Himalayan Club (HHC) from Dadgari, Assam thrashed team Tripper FC 5-0 in the finals of the fourth edition of the annual Gyalsey Cup tournament in Gelephu on June 22. Dadgari wore a deserted look as most residents and businessmen had come to attend the finals at the Gelephu public …

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Sampol’s striker hits 6 to win veteran trophy 

Team Sampol celebrates the win

Team Sampol’s (Samdrupjongkhar police) striker scored a double hatrick to beat team Pemagatshel in the open veteran football tournament final held in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday. Sampol’s striker Dechen Namgyel opened the score in the 23rd minutes as the opponent team missed several opportunities. The first half ended with Sampol’s lone goal. …

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Bhutan’s poor away game performances continue

Bhutan is the first team to exit the first round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (Photo: GFA)

Bhutan’s run of poor away performance paid heavily when host Guam thrashed the Dragon Boys 5-0 in the second leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers first round yesterday. Guam overturned the one goal first-leg deficit and advanced to their second successive FIFA World cup qualifiers group stage round …

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Olympic Day celebrated

Over 600 students participated in the celebration (Photo: BOC)

To celebrate the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect to people and introduce sports to children, the Bhutan Olympic Committee celebrated the ninth edition of Olympic day in Thimphu yesterday. The theme this year was Move, Learn and Discover, aimed at encouraging people from all walks of life to …

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Team Thunder FC wins veteran football tournament

Thunder FC and Udzorong Central School at the finals yesterday

Team Thunder FC won the first open veteran football tournament in Trashigang. It played team Udzorong Central School in the finals at the Trashigang Middle Secondary School (TMSS) football ground yesterday. Team Udzorong Central School lost by a goal, which was scored eight minutes into the game. TMSS and Trashigang …

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Artificial turf revives football in Samtse

Eager: Students wait for the departmental tournament to start

Samtse was once known for producing quality footballers in the country. Today it is a memory people cherish and a reality long lost. The artificial football turf has now brought some promise of restoring the dzongkhag’s reputation. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Gelephu business department wins volleyball championship

Gelephu business department (white shorts) defeated the team from Jigmeling police training institute

Gelephu Thromde’s business department defeated Jigmeling Police Training Institute to win the first departmental volleyball championship in Gelephu on April 21. After losing the first set 16-25, the soldiers fought back to take the second set 25-13. After a close contest in the third set, the business department held the …

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