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Trashigang celebrates national day in Bartsham 

A crop exhibition by farmers of Bartsham, Bidung, Samkhar and Shongphu gewogs was held at the celebration.

More than a thousand people gathered at the Bartsham Central School ground to celebrate the 111th National Day in Trashigang yesterday. The gloomy weather did not deter people from flocking at the venue as early as 7 am. Ugyen from Yangkhar village in Bartsham gewog headed for the venue around …

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Former soldier wins jackpot

It was a close call for Pema Ngedup from Gelephu yesterday. He had travelled, with other former soldiers from Gelephu, to celebrate the national day in Samtse. It was time for the biggest prize for the day. A complete set of power tiller and related accessories was up for grabs …

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Fire guts house in Bartsham

Residents suspect a short circuit could have started fire

A fire in Thumburthung village in Bartsham, Trashigang, razed a two-storied traditional house to the ground around 11am yesterday. No casualties were reported. The cause of the fire is not known, however, residents suspect a short circuit. According to Tsheringla, who first reported of the incident to police, he saw …

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Thimphu celebrates 111th National Day

One of the lottery winners, a mother of two Yezer Tshomo waits for her husband with her lottery prize a refrigerator

The lottery programme at the National Day celebration in Thimphu stole the show yesterday. Although Changlingmithang stadium remained quite vacant in the morning, the stadium started to fill by 10 am. Before the activities of the day took off at the stadium, the projector screened the celebration at Samtse. His …

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Four teams win hackathon meet

The winning team

As part of Thimphu TechPark’s activity under Bhutan Innovation and Technology Center (BITC), a two-day hackathon was organised on December 15 in Thimphu. Hackathon is a competition among software developers to come up with software solutions for existing problems in the society according to chief executive officer of Thimphu TechPark, …

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A centenarian celebrates National Day in Lhuentse

Kunzang Lhamo

A centenarian, Kunzang Lhamo, from Dolmashong village in Lhuentse celebrated the National Day by offering butter lamps and prayer in her home yesterday. The 103-year-old woman said she wished and prayed for the country to enjoy peace, prosperity and progress under the visionary and selfless monarchs. She said people should …

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Picture story

  About 100 Bhutanese students and their family members came together to celebrate the National Day in Sydney, Australia yesterday.

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Govt. to continue with serving Attorney General 

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has indicated that his government would continue working with incumbent Attorney General Shera Lhendup even though he was appointed by the former government. The sole authority to pick an Attorney General, whose appointment is considered a political appointment, vests with the prime minister. Shera Lhendup …

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Picture story

 In celebration of 50 years of India-Bhutan diplomatic relation, the College of Language and Culture Studies (CLCS) performed a theatrical performance on Emperor Ashoka, Guru Padmasambhava and Zhabdrung on December 15 in Thimphu. The performance was also organised in appreciation of the generous support that the government of India to …

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Pilot project on Care for Child Development+ touted a success

A pilot programme, Care for Child Development (C4CD Plus) was found to be successful in improving children’s home environment and interaction with parents. This was presented at an impact evaluation of the C4CD Plus, a programme that is designed for caregivers of children below three years, in Thimphu on December …

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The Raven Tells a Story

Coinciding with the 111th National Day celebrations, an e-book and audiobook of The Raven Tells a Story will be released today. The book by Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck is dedicated to the Father of Bhutan’s Constitution, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The Raven Tells a Story …

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