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Tiger spotted in Kabesa

A Royal Bengal Tiger was spotted roaming around the vicinity of Kabesa in Thimphu yesterday (Photo: Facebook)

A Royal Bengal Tiger was spotted walking casually at Kabesa in Thimphu at around 4:30AM yesterday. Pictures and short clips of the tiger walking and drinking water from a stream went viral in social media after it was spotted first by woodcutters around Kabesa. Thimphu’s chief forestry officer, Gyeltshen Dukpa, …

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Haa DT endorses fine system to address waste issue

Failing to participate in cleaning campaign will be fined Nu 300 (Photo: Haa dzongkhag, FB page)

Haa’s Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) endorsed a fine system for those who fail to show up for cleaning campaign every month. The system was introduced to address the problem of waste in the dzongkhag. A household failing to participate in cleaning campaign on the set date will be fined Nu 300. …

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Two Bhutanese win South Asia Procurement Innovations Award 2017

Two Bhutanese officials won the 2nd South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Procurement Innovation Award 2017.   A senior ICT associate of Construction Development Board (CDB), Chencho Tshering’s paper on “Web-based online evaluation tool (E-tool) for procurement of works by Royal Government of Bhutan” won the award, while an …

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DT endorses gewog bus service improvement

Apparently old but Doonglagang bus is within its validity period

One hundred and fifty people of Tsirang have appealed to the local leaders to improve the bus services plying towards the gewogs. The dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) chairman, who received the maximum requests from people, put it as one of the agendas at the 5th DT on March 20. The chairman, …

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NBC launches Wild River BioBlitz

Coinciding with the World Water Day, the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) will launch Wild River BioBlitz in the country today. BioBlitz is an intense biological surveying attempted to record all the living species within a designated area. In line with the theme of the World Water Day, “nature for water,” …

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Know Your NC Candidate

Birendra Chimoria  Age: 36 Village: Norbuzingkha Gewog: Tsendragang Qualification Bachelor of  Education  Work experience Teacher Why should the people vote for you? I taught thousands of kids and tried my best to give them the best education. Farming is the backbone of our nation and I always had a dream to …

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Bhutan and Australia looks forward to strengthening collaboration

The diplomatic relations between two countries began in 2002

Celebrating 15 years of diplomatic relations and more than 50 years of informal friendship between Bhutan and Australia on International Happiness Day, the fifth annual consultation between Bhutan and Australia was held in Thimphu on March 20. At the consultation, the need to explore bilateral ties in vocational training institutes, …

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Country’s first satellite builders attend the BHUTAN-1 workshop

BHUTAN-1 (Left to right): Kiran Kumar Pradhan, Pooja Lepcha, Yeshey Choden, and Cheki Dorji

As Bhutan’s first satellite BHUTAN-1, a 10x10x10 CubeSat, is scheduled to be launched in June, the engineers building it shared their stories at the BHUTAN-1 workshop held at the College of Science and Technology (CST) yesterday. The four engineers claimed it started with their masters’ programme in space engineering. Yeshey …

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High Court conducts cross-examination in DeSuung embezzlement case

The High Court’s bench I conducted cross-examination of the litigants involved in the Desuung embezzlement case, including the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) officials yesterday. During the evidence hearing, five shopkeepers from Wangduephodrang were asked to submit statements with regards to the embezzlement case involving Major Ugyen Nidup and a non-commissioned officer, Sangay Dakpa. …

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Know Your NC Candidate

Bumthang Kencho Tshering  Age: 36  Village: Chamkhar Thromde: Chamkhar  Qualification Advanced (post graduate) diploma in  Ecotourism Management Work experience Ten years as Gewog Administrative Officer at Department of Local Government, MoHCA Why should the people vote for you? Working for 10 years as a Gewog Administrative Officer at the grassroots level, …

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Bhutan observes International Day of Happiness

Bhutan observes International Day of Happiness yesterday with the lighting of a thousand butter lamps at the Simtokha Dzong, Thimphu

Bhutan observed the International Day of Happiness yesterday with the lighting of a thousand butter lamps at the Simtokha Dzong, according to a press release from the foreign affairs ministry. Foreign minister Damcho Dorji led the commemoration this year, where the theme is Share Happiness – focusing on the importance …

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Enhancing opportunities for persons with disability

The project spanning six months aims to have at least seven graduates ready for employment

Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for Youth and Children and Australian High Commission launched a project to enhance the capacity of 160 youth with disabilities through vocational training in Thimphu yesterday. The project will prepare persons with disabilities for independent livelihood, employment, and help advocate for persons with disabilities. Executive director …

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