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Druk Tshongrig Gatoen begins in Thimphu

Entrepreneurship awards will be declared on October 27

The first Druk Tshongrig Gatoen began in Thimphu yesterday to provide young and interested people with the platform to connect and discuss issues that impede businesses. Loden Foundation’s president, Karma Phuntsho (PhD), said that the global entrepreneurship week, which was usually organised in November, was not effective in the country. …

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Austrian society donates medical equipment worth Nu 30M to JDWNRH

Dr Stefan Wolfsberger demonstrates how the neuro-navigation equipment works

Friends of JDWNRH-Vienna, a society in Austria has donated a high-end neuronavigation equipment worth Nu 30 million to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu.    The handing-taking of the equipment was done yesterday. A neurosurgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Tashi Tenzin, said that the machine is used to help …

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At the grand Kuenray at Tashichhodzong yesterday, a thousand butter lamp was lighted to celebrate the United Nations Day

At the grand Kuenray at Tashichhodzong yesterday, a thousand butter lamp was lighted to celebrate the United Nations Day

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The white elephant in Dungkarling

The mill remains an eyesore to the farmers

For the past eight years, an electric rice mill in Dungkarling has remained idle for want of spare parts and it is falling apart, farmers of Dungkarling chiwog in Samdrupjongkhar said.  Farmers said that the government supplied the mill in 2010 as the residents of Dungkarling in Phuntshothang gewog in …

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Commuters concerned about Pangrizampa Bridge

There are plans to build a new bridge

Kabesa residents and commuters using Pangrizampa Bridge in Thimphu are concerned about the safety of the bridge. The baily bridge, which spans 80 feet in length with load capacity of about 15 metric tonnes was built in 2007. Dorji Wangmo from Kabesa said hundreds of commuters crossed the bridge everyday. …

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Towards protecting illusive snow leopard

Ten schools in Thimphu contributed in making the snow leopard origami

Commemorating International Snow Leopard Day on October 23, Young Pandas Bhutan art exhibition featuring 50 paintings, photographs, and drawings opened at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA). To mark the day, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) collaborated with Voluntary Artists’ Studio Thimphu (VAST) Bhutan to create a life-sized snow leopard origami collage. …

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Construction begins in extended Trongsa town

The moratorium on construction was lifted last month

After three years of preparations, landowners of the extended Trongsa town began constructing their buildings last month. The dzongkhag’s municipal office lifted moratorium suspending any construction activity in the area. Municipal engineer, Pema Zangmo, said that some plot owners availed of permission from the office and began construction. The town …

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Trashigang dzongkhag officials wait to move into renovated dzong

Dancers practise for the upcoming tshechu

With renovation and conservation works of the Trashigang dzong completed, the dzongkhag’s annual tshechu would be held in the 359-year-old dzong this year. The tshechu was held in the Trashigang school ground for the last four years. The dzong was handed over to the dzongkhag administration and dratshang in August …

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The deputy chief program officer of Bhutan Scouts Association (BSA), Nawang Gyeltshen, who is also the messenger of peace coordinator received the messenger of peace award during the 26th Asia-Pacific region conference in Manila, the Philippines on October 20.  The BSA was also recognised for achieving substantial growth of membership, …

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Samdrupjongkhar to install more CCTV cameras

Samdrupjongkhar Thromde will install about 30 new closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in and around Samdrupjongkhar city, including Dewathang. In April this year, the thromde installed 11 CCTV cameras in the core Samdrupjongkhar area. This has, among others, helped the city monitor illegal dumping of waste. Samdrupjongkhar Thrompon Karma Sherab Thobgyal …

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