Wednesday , February 10 2016

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Measures being tried to reduce taxi number

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Transport: An interesting change is in the offing the way taxis operate in the country. Taxis registered in Thimphu, for instance, can carry passengers to Wangdue but will not be permitted to operate ‘local’ in and around Wangdue.

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Members accuse HDSB of mismanagement

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Expresses concerns on the body taking two Hindu sects under its wings

CSO: The Hindu Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan (HDSB), a registered religious organization, is coming under close scrutiny from some of its members after it allowed two religious sects under its umbrella.

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Prayer hall collapses in S/J, 10 injured

Ten people suffered minor injuries, while a 62-year old woman, suffering from chest pains, was referred to Guwahati hospital after the choekhang (prayer hall) collapsed during the on-going moenlam chenmo in Samdrupjongkhar. The injured are still in hospital while the woman referred to Guwahati is reportedly in stable condition and ...

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Bhutan condemns terrorist attack in Punjab

Bhutan has condemned the terror attack on Pathankot Airbase in Punjab, India, on January 2. India’s Pathankot airbase came under four days of attack from a handful of gunmen killing seven military personnel and left another 20 injured.

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PM in Kolkata

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Visit: Bhutan attaches high importance to its relations with West Bengal, an immediate and a friendly neighboring Indian state. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday conveyed this to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on the second day of his four-day visit to West Bengal’s capital Kolkata. Lyonchoen, economic affairs minister ...

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LGs got larger role to control alcohol use

Health: Local governments (LG) have a bigger role in advocating and controlling the harmful use of alcohol as highlighted in the National Policy and Strategic Framework To Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol (2015-2020).

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My Country, My Town

  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana