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UK visa application centre to open in Thimphu

Visa: Following the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s successful visit to Bhutan, the UK has announced the opening of a new Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Thimphu to further strengthen ties between the two countries.

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Drukair’s aircraft damaged by hail

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Fortunately the pilots landed KB-140 safely in Guwahati 

Aviation: A Drukair aircraft with 103 passengers aboard was damaged after flying through hail while on approach to Guwahati airport in India yesterday.

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Picture story

20160415-5P1A2519 His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen offered prayers at the Changangkha Lhakhang along with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey before Their departure to Punakha yesterday. 

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Fourth annual rhododendron festival begins

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The festival is expected to conserve and preserve the pristine nature

Festival: The three-day annual rhododendron festival began yesterday at the Royal Botanical Park in Lamperi profoundly known as the rhododendron garden.

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Pana to get its first farm road by 2017

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Roads: Six villages of Pana in Sampheling gewog, Chukha will be connected by a farm road by next year.

At present a 5km road that starts from Singye Chhu close to the Pasakha industrial estate is under development and will be completed in July.

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Pemagatshel DT demands company maintains roads

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Highway: Pemagatshel highway is dusty and riddled with potholes.

The members of Pemagatshel Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) said that it is not only the responsibility of Department of Roads (DoR) to repair the highway, but also of Druk Satir Corporation Limited.

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My Country, My Town

  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai