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    No significant rise in drug arrests since 2010: Health minister

    However the minister said the Govt. cannot afford to be complacent  

    Event: Since 2010, there has not been a significant rise in arrests related to drug use and its illicit trafficking, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said during an event to observe International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, yesterday.

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Thai surgery team to explore further collaboration

Thai surgery team to explore further collaboration

Health: A 22-member eye surgery team from the Department of Ophthalmology, Chulalongkorn University (CU), King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Thailand and the Thai Red Cross Society are in the country for a weeklong surgery and check-up camp.

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Panbang faces severe water woes

Water: Residents of Panbang town are facing a shortage of drinking water, which is caused not by drying sources but because of an aging storage and distribution system.

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Thai Princess in Bhutan


HRH the Princess will visit three schools where she supports agriculture programmes

Royal visit: Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrived in the country for a four-day visit yesterday.

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Paro to have uniform signboards

As decided by the DT on May 19

DT: Deliberating on the issue of inconsistent signboards along the highways and the town, the Paro dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) on May 19 decided to have uniform signboards throughout the dzongkhag.

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HRH the Gyaltshab visits eastern dzongkhags

HRH at Kunzangling CS

Events: Coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Buddha’s Parinirvana (Duechhen Nga-dzom), His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, inaugurated the newly built buildings of the Kunzangling Central School in Tongmijangsa Gewog, Trashi Yangtse on May 21.

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Govt. to push through its tax reform pledge

The summer session of Parliament begins on May 26

Parliament: When the summer session of Parliament begins this week, the government will be exactly two years away from completing its tenure. And tax reform is one of the election promises it wants to push through Parliament before leaving office.

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A town bypassed 


Business: While bypasses can cut down travel time and costs for travellers, they could also cause business to dwindle in towns.

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Over 3,000 pass FLT

LG: The number of aspiring local leaders is expected to increase sharply. A total of 3,110 probable candidates passed the functional literacy and possession of skills test (FLT) that was conducted on April 30.

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang