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Archers’ wings clipped to protect Monal pheasants

Use of the bird’s feathers as fletches on arrows banned to save the endangered species Wildlife: Archery may be the national sport of the country but when it comes to the strict conservation policy of the government, the national game has to compromise. The Bhutan indigenous games and sports association ...

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Druk Yul Taekwondo Club won the first Bhutan – India taekwondo championship held at the swimming pool complex, yesterday. Seven teams from two countires took part in the tournament. Thimphu Private Taekwondo Club, Young Dragon Taekwondo Club and Chhukha dzongkhag from Bhutan and Bodoland, Darjeeling and Jaigaon represented India. The ...

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18-man national squad selected

A monthly salary of Nu 10,000 a month will be paid only to those not on federation scholarships Football: The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) has selected an 18-man new national football squad, some of who will be paid a monthly salary of Nu 10,000. The technical director, Chokey Nima, read ...

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More teams sign up for national league

Football: Paro United FC is the newest club to join the national league this season.  Seven teams will take part in the tournament this year – four from Thimphu and one each from Punakha, Paro, and Phuntsholing. FC Rigsum is one of the new clubs to enter the A-division level ...

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7-A-side Yuljong Winter Championship kicks off

Football: A “7-A-side” Yuljong Winter Championship kicked off yesterday at the Chang Jiji football ground with 10 teams participating. The tournament is organised by Paro Yuljong Futsal Club, to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The organiser said that besides generating fund for the club ...

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Jachungs wins the winter championship

Basketball: Jachungs defeated Phojas 74-65 in the finals of the winter basketball championship at swimming pool complex yesterday. Jachungs took the lead by five baskets in the first quarter. Phojas defensive play in the second quarter brought the deficit to two baskets. In the third quarter, Phojas nearly closed the ...

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