Monday , February 8 2016
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    Drukyul’s victory rises to The Gyalsey

    Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay graced the at the courtyard of the ruins in Paro yesterday Upon a cold winter morning in Paro in 1905, John Claude White, a British Raj administrator and an accomplished photographer, gazed up from his camp and saw a monolith most exquisite piercing into the vast empyreal blue. He could not believe what he saw, the absolute grandeur of Bhutanese genius pressing down on him. The towering mountains far up north were crowned in white. For what appeared like a long while, White didn’t even blink. The English explorer had lost his speech.

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First patient airlifted from Zhemgang

Health: It took almost two hours for the chopper to reach and airlift a 51-year-old patient from Khomshar basic health unit (BHU) in Zhemgang to Thimphu referral hospital yesterday.

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Gelephu adm asst. accepts charges

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But pleads that all acts were committed based on the former dungpa’s instruction

Corruption: The former Gelephu dungkhag administrative assistant, Sonam Norbu accepted all charges against him but rebutted that he did it as per the instructions of the former dungpa Pema Wangdi, during the opening hearing on December 22.

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Standardizing chadi etiquettes

Culture: Ceremonial scarves in all five colours of green, white, yellow, red and blue should only be arranged over the door during occasions for His Majesty and the Je Khenpo. The Prime minister is entitled to three colours and the rest are entitled to only a white scarf.

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Chiphen Rigpel ends today

ICT: The Nu 2.05 billion ICT Chiphen Rigpel project comes to a close today having met or exceeded all its objectives, according to the project’s report.

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Mandarin production drops in Trashigang

Agriculture: Trashigang is no exception to the poor mandarin harvest that has been reported in other parts of the country. For the past couple of years, orange trees have started dying across the dzongkhag. In Thrimshing and Lumang gewogs where oranges are grown in abundance, the yield has dropped to an all time low this year.

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My Country, My Town

  • Toilet humour: A left-handed compliment is a welcome change from the usual gender discrimination. Photo by Sonam Tobgay
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • Passengers, please note: Please take your legs off before sliding into this front seat. Photo by Tashi Namgay
  • Down but not out: The lock on the door reveals that half a house is better than none. Photo by Jimba Dorji
  • A once-upon-a-time scooter: Two-wheeler that has been stripped of virtually all but its two wheels. Photo by Bidur Rai
  • Clocktower sans clock: You know what they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • In lieu of a hard hat: A TV in need of protection from falling debris at a construction site. Photo by Kumar Rai, Pasakha