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Second hailstorm hits Kashi gewog

Disaster: Not even a week after the crops of 88 households in Kashi gewog were destroyed by a hailstorm, the gewog has been hit again by another hailstorm on April 11 destroying the crops of more than a hundred households.

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Bhutanese embassy working with Thai police

Crime: The Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Thailand is providing all necessary support to Thai agencies including the police to verify the allegations against those suspected to be involved in the death of the Bhutanese man in Bangkok, Kuensel has learnt.

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Up to 400 housing units planned for P’ling

There are an estimated 5,000 Bhutanese living in the Indian border town of Jaigaon today

Housing: In order to curb the current housing problem in Phuentsholing, the government has identified seven sites to construct affordable houses in the next two years.

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RIGSS launches new leadership programme

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Profession: The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) introduced a new training course called the Young Professionals Leadership Programme (YPLP) in Phuentsholing yesterday.

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BDD members in the Philippines

Democracy: A Bhutan Democracy Dialogue (BDD) delegation was in Manila, the Philippines to participate in a seminar on leadership and management in good governance.

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Task force to study teacher workload formed

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This is the new education minister’s first directive

Education: On the day the new education minister, Norbu Wangchuk took charge of the ministry, a memo commissioning a task force to study the workload of teachers in the country was issued.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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