Sunday , July 31 2016
  • Preparing for future disasters

    Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards

    Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.

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Guru Rinpoche’s time in Bhutan

The 110-foot thongdrol of Guru Rinpoche was displayed for the public at Paro Rinpung Dzong

Anniversary: In a befitting tribute to Guru Padmasambhava, a giant 110-foot thongdrol of the saint that was displayed at Changlingmethang during the occasion of the Royal Wedding, was unfurled before the public, scholars and spiritual leaders of the South Asian region, yesterday.

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Tronsga rabdey displays relics at Kurjey

Devotees offer prayers and nyendhar to the relics on display during the Kurjey tshechu

Kurjey Tshechu: Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche yesterday, a number of Trongsa’s sacred relics were displayed at Kurjey Lhakhang in Bumthang during the annual Kurjey Tshechu.

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Minister quizzed on road construction, quality

Infrastructure: The works and human settlement ministry will be reviewing the rural construction regulations that will also address some of the issues that Parliament members raised at the question hour session yesterday.

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Falling boulder kills man

Accident: A 54-year old excavator operator of the Construction Development Corporation Ltd, and a father of four, died on impact after a boulder hit him and threw him off the road.

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Donating blood to save lives

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Community: A total of 166 people donated blood to observe the 13th World Blood Donor Day at the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) main branch at Chubachu in Thimphu yesterday.

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Lower Salamai gets electric fence

Agriculture: Abi Maya Koirala, 51, has never felt so relaxed.

This is because today, she has an electric fence surrounding her fields and keeping the wild animals at bay.

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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
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