Friday , May 6 2016

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Bhutanese birders count down to big day

… following the country’s inclusion in one more global bird-watching event

Birding: Bhutan is going to participate in “Global Big Day”, an international annual bird-watching event contested by birders across the world.

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Encouraging numbers sign up for FLT in Tsirang

53 out of 80 are women as of yesterday, five gewogs are yet to submit the complete list

LG Elections: Going by the initial numbers, the fear of not having candidates for the upcoming local government elections will not apply to Tsirang dzongkhag.

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With love from Jigme Losel School

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The primary school donated blankets, soaps, mittens and hats for babies born in remote BHUs 

Donation: For some underprivileged families who welcome their newborn babies in a difficult condition in remote basic health units (BHU), help is on the way, at least in kind.

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Recognizing skilled workers

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Certificate: The Department of Occupational Standards (DoS) awarded National Certificates to 43 skilled dozops (masons) and shingzops (traditional carpenters) involved in the Trashigang Dzong conservation project on March 10.

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Thongrong get an oil expeller unit

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Agriculture: With the support of the UNDP and the National Seed and Soil Centre (NSSC), Thongrong village in Trashigang established a community oil expeller unit on March 9.

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Private land in way of Paro airport expansion

The airport’s runway requires widening to meet international standards

Communication: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that if the runway at Paro international airport has to be widened, it should be done now rather than later.

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  • World Press Freedom day

    Some journalists were recognised and rewarded for their achievements on press freedom day, May 3. For a profession that requires working longer hours than average on almost a daily basis, and with perhaps a little more stress, any credit would be welcomed and appreciated, no doubt.

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  • Honouring our lopens

  • A pedestrian street

My Country, My Town

  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho