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    Education allowance top audit report discussions

    Parliament: Payment of children’s education allowance to the staff of Royal Bhutan Embassies dominated the discussions of the audit report that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) presented at a joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday.

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Fire burns four children

Breaking News: Four children aged 5-7 years of two families are hospitalized for severe burns they suffered from a fire that broke out at the Chinese line in Phuentsholing town at 9 am today.

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Assistant principal detained as suspect in girl murder case

Body of the 13 year-old student found under the suspect’s bed

Crime: The assistant principal of Yebilaptsa Middle Secondary School (YMSS) was detained as the prime suspect in the murder of a class seven student after her body was recovered from his house on October 16.

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Centre for happiness opens in Bumthang


Centre dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo GNH: As a tribute to the father of Gross National Happiness (GNH), the Bayul Dewaling in Dhingdhima, Chokhortoe, Bumthang was inaugurated yesterday as an interim centre for GNH.

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Statue of Phurpa Palchhen Dorje Zhoenu consecrated


Consecration: His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab, Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, graced the Tashi Rabney (consecration ceremony) of the newly constructed statue of Phurpa (Vajra Kiliya) Palchhen Dorje Zhoenu at the Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing monastery in Drametse, Mongar on October 17.

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For safer skies

Aviation: As part of an effort to standardize airworthiness maintenance regulations in the region and improve aviation safety, member states of the South Asia Regional Initiative (SARI) met in Paro, last week.

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BCCI wants Enterprise Registration Bill redrafted

Calls it a duplication of existing licensing system

NC: The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has requested the National Council to delay discussions on the Enterprise Registration Bill and direct a competent authority to redraft the Bill in close consultation with the private sector.

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Falling boulders kill four

span style="color: #ff0000;">Death: Three men died on impact and another on the way to the hospital when falling boulders and landslide struck the army truck they were travelling in at Adagangchu, about 36km from Wangdue towards Trongsa on October 15.

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School agriculture programmes awarded on world food day


The Orong incident has taught schools some valuable lessons on the need to feed nutritious meals

Food: The decision Damphu Higher Secondary School took last year to convert 30 acres of barren land into cultivable land paid off when the school received an award for the best agriculture farm yesterday during the World Food Day celebrations.

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60th Birth Anniversary celebrations from November 9-11


A host of activities have been planned for the three days of celebrations and festivities

Celebration: The entire country will observe three days of celebrations and festivities beginning November 9 and culminating on the 11th for the 60th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, it was announced at a press conference on Thursday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi
  • Multitasking radish: Though if to be eaten later, one hopes that’s ara and not kerosene in the jerry can. Photo by Bidur Rai
  • Yin-yang happening: The good side is the clean-up, the bad side is burning garbage is against the law Photo by Chencho Wangdi, Kuensel
  • Body job: Even cars can do with a little cosmetic work as this vehicle shows Photo by Khesar Subba, Thimphu
  • Watch your step! An unwary (or intoxicated) pedestrian could come a nasty cropper at this spot. Photo by Sonam Wangdi