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Pokémon Go craze grips Thimphu

There is even a Facebook page called Pokémon Go Bhutan where the trainers are sharing their experiences and tips on how to go about with the game

Mobile Gaming: If you see people young and old wandering the streets of Thimphu with their heads buried deep in their smartphones, they are not checking emails or texting but hunting for Pokémon, the animated characters from the Pokémon Go game that have taken the world by storm.

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Man donates hearse to Mongar hospital

Donation: Yeshi Tshering, 79, from Tongzhang village in Trashiyangtse, donated a single-cabin Bolero pickup truck to Mongar Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) to be used as a hearse.

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Opposition warns of an impending economic crisis

Asks the Govt. to address issues with urgency 
Economy: The country could be headed for an economic crisis if the government doesn’t address the issue of falling reserves, the widening current account deficit, and rising debt with “the highest level of seriousness and urgency”, the opposition party has warned.

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Record price for cordyceps in Bumthang

Business: A kilogramme of cordyceps fetched Nu 1.55 million at the Chokhor gewog centre in Bumthang on July 20, the highest amount ever recorded so far in a cordyceps auction after collection of the fungi was legalised in the country.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • 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