Tuesday , June 28 2016
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    No significant rise in drug arrests since 2010: Health minister

    However the minister said the Govt. cannot afford to be complacent  

    Event: Since 2010, there has not been a significant rise in arrests related to drug use and its illicit trafficking, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said during an event to observe International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, yesterday.

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Latest News

Drukair’s aircraft grounded for five more weeks

Drukair is currently awaiting a ferry clearance from Airbus to fly the aircraft to Singapore 

Aviation: The national airline’s Airbus A319 that was damaged by a freak hailstorm over Guwahati, India on April 16 will remain grounded for about four to five more weeks.

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Non-functional public toilets in Trongsa town

With the town’s only two public toilets closed for renovations, residents are relieving themselves in the open

Service: With the only two public toilets in Trongsa town closed for renovations, visitors especially if new to the town should be mindful of not loitering around for long unless they are okay with relieving themselves behind bushs.

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Exhibition to encourage the young

A solo contemporary art exhibition at the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu will remain open until May 4

Art: Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu yesterday opened a solo exhibition by Dorji Gyeltshen to encourage aesthetic appreciation for contemporary art and to motivate interest in the creative art among youth.

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Vendors cry for space

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Vegetable: Six vegetable vendors sell vegetables in temporary sheds below the parking space and near the old public toilet in Trongsa town. This is because dzongkhag officials did not allow them to sell vegetables at the vegetable shed near Dungkhor recently.

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Reviving the forgotten trail of Drukpa Kunley

Her Majesty The Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck and HRH Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck interact with children in Talogang prior to a four-hour trek along an ancient trail left by Drukpa Kunley

Initiative: To revive the ancient trail of the 14th century saint, Choeji Drukpa Kunley, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck trekked for four hours from Talogang to Siluna in Punakha on April 23.

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Constitution protected from untimely amendments

HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck graced the panel discussion

Panel: At a time when some quarters of the population feel that Parliament may be enacting more laws than required, Speaker Jigme Zangpo has said the country should not have “too many” laws, while speaking as panelist at a discussion organised by the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre, last week.

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Bhutan switches to bivalent oral polio vaccine

April 25 is the switch day from trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine for Bhutan

Health: The health ministry will be switching from trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine from today as part of the polio endgame strategic plan 2013-2018.

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
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