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    Parliament endorses the last three thromdes

    Joint sitting: As proposed by the special committee of the Parliament, the joint sitting yesterday endorsed Betekha in Naja gewog as Paro’s yenlag thromde and Denchi and Nganglam as Pemagtshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromdes respectively.

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The global reach of GNH

International participants leave inspired but local ones seem less impressed

Conference: The sixth international conference on Gross National Happiness, which was attended by hundreds of participants, ended yesterday.

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Enrolment decreasing in Choekhorling


Education: Villagers of Choekhorling gewog in Nganglam dungkhag are worried that the gewog might not have a single school because gewog’s only school would probably be downgraded as per the dzongkhag education office.

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Two sentenced in drug case

Crime: Gelephu dungkhag court has sentenced two men to five years in prison in connection with illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotrophic substances.

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Four types of commemorative coins released


One-time limited edition coins are up for sale throughout the country

RMA:  The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) released a pair each of gold and silver commemorative coins to mark His Majesty Drukgyal Zhipa’s 60th birth anniversary.

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First batch of 13 cranes lands in Phobjikha

Wildlife: Flying all the way from Tibetan Plateau covering a distance of more than 200 kilometres, 13 black necked cranes - 11 adults and two juveniles landed in their winter habitat, Phobjikha in Wangdue, yesterday.

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Highway turned farm road


The slow and lingering progress of Samdrupcholing-Dewathang irks travellers and residents 

Connectivity: There is a highway that connects Samdrupcholing dungkhag to Dewathang, but the condition of the road is worse than a farm road, according to motorists that ply the road on a daily basis.

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Single engine helicopter is safe: govt

Service will be free in times of emergencies

Aviation: Common citizens affected by natural calamities and facing emergencies in the country will not be charged if the services of the government’s helicopter are required.

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Hawkers told to go

Business: Thimphu will no longer have people selling thukpa, momo and tea along the streets. Chief of Police, Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel, informed 43 hawkers yesterday that mobile business is illegal.

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Thimphu to get 18 new city buses

Transport: Eighteen more buses would add to Thimphu city bus fleet within the next six months, the information and communications minister DN Dhungyel said during the National Assembly’s question hour yesterday.

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Hydromet service comes of age

Weather forecasting and flood warning to be done in real time  Tech: June 28, 6:30pm. Lemthang tsho had burst. The lake at the source of Mochu above Laya had the Prime Minister and an entire monitoring team including the economic affairs minister gauging the situation from Thimphu.

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NA adopts eight recommendations to promote Dzongkha

Language: Following the directives from the last National Assembly (NA) session in May to review the shortage of Dzongkha language teachers in some Dzongkhags, the Social and Cultural Committee of NA presented a total of eight recommendations to the Parliament yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Comedown or comeuppance: The prospect of a pricey pickup being towed by a humble tractor Photo by Chundu Nidup Tshering, Phuntsholing.
  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro