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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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Bringing the past back

Gramophone recordings of songs from 1968 being launched in digital format

Culture: The Third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck’s court – 1968’s Gramophone Recordings – was launched in Thimphu yesterday. The Music of Bhutan Research Centre (MBRC) made the discovery in the spring of 2014. MBRC obtained a copy of one of the records, identified as 33PIX.1017, from a close attendant ...

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The banes of social networking

Local leaders lament the misuse of social media applications in communities 
Media: Dispute between couples due to the use of the popular mobile application WeChat in inciting alleged affairs, tops the list of cases for the Lamgong gewog mediation committee in Paro.

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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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