Tuesday , February 9 2016

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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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Tango University consecrated

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His Majesty The King graced the consecration ceremony of the newly expanded Tango University of Buddhist Studies. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the Royal Family graced the ceremony. The Prime Minister, Indian Ambassador, and other officials also attended.

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Actions underway to prevent suicides

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Health: At almost two calls a month, the crisis helpline established at the Health Help Centre has attended to 21 calls from people seeking help on suicide prevention in the last 11 months.

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My Country, My Town

  • From work to play: If it’s got wheels, so goes kid’s logic, it’s got to be a ride! Photo by Karma Tenzin
  • Role change: This defunct outdoor tap now serves as the next best thing: a soap-dish hanger. Photo by Tulsi Subba, Dagana
  • 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