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PM meets Japanese Olympic gold medalist

Athletics: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met Naoko Takahashi, an Olympic gold medalist from Japan at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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BBS seeks media tribunal’s intervention

The national broadcaster was fined by BICMA after airing a story on Khyentse Rinpoche’s film Hema Hema, which is currently barred

Media: The Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) will not accept the allegations and penalties imposed by the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) for broadcasting a story on Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, a film by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.

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Minister inspects gewog roads in Pemagatshel

Roads: The works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden, recently inspected blacktopping of gewog centre roads and thromde development activities in Pemagatshel, according to a press release from the ministry.

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Bear develops taste for chickens

… leads to foresters and policemen guarding the poultry at night

Wildlife: A bear in Gasa has developed a taste for chicken.

For the past two nights, it has damaged Pasang Dorji’s poultry farm in Dakapangchu village, Khatoe gewog of Gasa and claimed the lives of a chicken and rooster.

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Mad rush to process citizenship identity cards

Administration: Hundreds gather at the Trashichhodzong every morning to process their citizenship identity cards (CID) or correct bio data. With the school vacation shortened, the crowd keeps growing. Some come as early as 8am.

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Samtse town’s slow rise

Infrastructure:  Two years after construction in the core area of Samtse town was approved, progress remains at a snail’s pace. Only three buildings are currently being constructed.

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My Country, My Town

My Country, My Town