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A book ‘My life’ by Tsherim Damchen Jamyang Lhamo, 10 was launched yesterday in Thimphu. The book is a journer of the writer who studies in Sersang Primary School

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Harrow School gives four scholarships to students

Four Bhutanese students are studying in the Harrow International School in Bangkok on long-term scholarships that they received from the school recently. The scholarships are worth Nu 40 million until the students graduate from the school after grade 12. On an average, a boarding student pays about Nu 1.8 million a year.

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Water bottling plant in Gasa inaugurated

Foreign affairs minister, Damcho Dorji, on August 27, inaugurated Driving Dzongkhag Development Centre (DDDC) and a water bottling plant in Gasa. The bottled spring water named Gasa Soechu is the first product of the DDDC.

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Cleaning campaigns give Tsirang a facelift

In the last six months, Tsirang has collected over 20,000kgs of garbage from its villages and town through cleaning campaigns. The dzongkhag marks the first Saturday of every month as a ‘cleaning campaign’ day, in all gewogs, chiwogs and villages.

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Farmers at the top

Following the recent dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) resolution, 14 vegetable vendors in Mongar vacated the top floor of the vegetable market shed for farmers. The vendors moved to the first floor yesterday to accommodate villagers who sell their farm produce outside the market. The DT resolved that the vendors have to share space with those who sell imported vegetables. The shed’s ground floor is used to sell dairy and meat products.

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Jomotshangkha residents face acute shortage of water

It’s been more than a month since residents of Jomotshangkha town in Samdrupjongkhar are struggling with an acute shortage of drinking water. There are about 2,000 residents in Jomotshangkha. One of the residents, Needrup Dorji, said that although they faced water problems frequently, it has worsened this time since they did not have water for more than a month.

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Zorilla is Trashigang’s nyagoe

After two consecutive unsuccessful attempts, Karma Wangchuk, 38, who is popularly known as Zorilla is selected as Trashigang dzongkhag’s nyagoe (strong man). He will represent the dzongkhag during the final nyagoe competition in Thimphu, which will be held later this year.

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Cardamom price plummets

Fresh cardamoms have arrived in the market in Phuentsholing but with price plummeting in the last two years, the spice is today fetching one of the lowest prices.

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Paro students to monitor traffic near schools

Paro police trained students of five schools on basic traffic rules and traffic controlling methods last week. About 20 students from each school will monitor traffic during peak hours in the mornings and evenings at the road junction near their schools.

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