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Relocation of the workshops in SJ underway

The two workshops have been given a one-year extension

Of the seven workshops in Samdrupjongkhar, two are yet to relocate to the new area according to the thromde’s local area plan. Thromde had identified the service centre area earlier called as the industrial area as the new location for the workshops, scrap dealers, car wash, construction material suppliers, fabrication …

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Business of growing cabbage in Punakha

The farmers in Kabisa gewog in Punakha are readying to plant cabbage in paddy terraces as the farmers have begun harvesting paddy. Cabbage growing is picking up in the dzongkhag. The production of cabbage in Punakha increased to 298 MT last year from 74 MT in 2016. This year, some …

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Trashigang to replace its old water distribution network in town  

The water tank in Melphey 

In an effort to deliver uninterrupted, clean and safe drinking water to the town residents, works to substitute the existing water distribution network is going on in Trashigang. The dzongkhag’s four-decade-old water distribution network would be replaced in the next 18 months under the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) project to …

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A 17-member delegation from Thailand led by H.E. Virasakdi Futrakul, representative of His Majesty the King of Thailand and deputy foreign minister observed Royal Kathina Ceremony ay Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro yesterday. The Thai delegation offered a donation of Nu 900,000 to Kyichu Lhakhang along with Kathin robes and other …

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Gynaecology camp benefits women in Tsirang

At least 30 women availed of the service during the four-day camp

When Prem Kumari Giri, 27, did her first pap smear test in Tsirang Hospital in 2015, the report wasn’t good. As advised by the health officials, she took medicine and retested after three years. The report came normal. However, in the third pap smear conducted last month she was diagnosed …

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No after-care for rescued animals

Tshethar pigs in Dekiling, Radhi

Unlike a normal adult pig, the pigs in a sty in Dekiling village of Radi gewog in Trashigang are feeble. With shrunken bellies and wobbly steps, it walks to the water trough that is dry. Swarms of flies hover around the sty. The 19 pigs, rescued by a tshethar tshogpa group …

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Laya CS faces infrastructure constraints

Laya Central School will take in the first batch of class nine students in the academic year 2019. The school does not have proper infrastructure and facilities. Laya lower secondary school was upgraded to central school in April last year with an objective to encourage and enable students from Laya …

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Students perform mask dances at Phuentsholing tshechu

At Pelden Tashichholing Tsuglakhang: Phuentsholing Tsechu spectators watch a masked dance performed by the students

Unlike the past years, where Phuentsholing thromde hired the masked dancers from Chukha dzongkhag, it was the students of the six schools of the thromde and monks of the Pelden Tashichholing Tsuglakhang, who performed the mask dances during the Phuentsholing tsechu this year. The one-day festival was held on October …

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 Ten students, led by three teachers from Geumo Girl’s High School from Korea, visited Zilukha Middle Secondary School in Thimphu as part of a cultural exchange programme. The students and teachers had exhibitions on language, food, and on the national dresses of the countries. The exchange teachers hope that Bhutan …

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High Court acquits six in DeSuung embezzlement case

High Court’s bench III acquitted four RBA officers and two non-commissioned officers in the DeSuung training fund embezzlement case on October 24. Overturning the judgment of the RBA trial court, the High Court cleared Lt Colonel Karma Tharchin, Lt Colonel Rinzin Yeshey, Lt Colonel Ugyen Norbu, Major Lingi Jamtsho, and …

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Police arrest a man for burglary

Thimphu police arrested a 28-year-old man from Wangdue in burglary cases that occurred on October 18. A man filed a compliant with Thimphu police on October 18, saying that two men robbed him at a corridor in one of the buildings in the town. According to the police, the man …

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Driver sentenced for blowing firecrackers

Tsirang district court yesterday sentenced a 31-year-old driver to two months in prison for creating false alarm during the prime election time. The offence of false alarm is a petty misdemeanour. The driver, Sangay Tenzin from Choekhor in Bumthang, can pay thrimthue of Nu 7,125 in lieu of prison term within 10 …

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