Saturday , July 2 2016
  • Bhutan makes progress in childcare and development

    But certain areas still require addressing 
    Report: About one in five children under the age of five in Bhutan still remain stunted, the UNICEF’s representative to Bhutan, Shaheen Nilofer, said during the launch of the State of the World’s Children (SWC) report yesterday.

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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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Recognising traditional arts and crafts

25 graduates of NIZC were awarded certificates at the 15th National Zorig Day yesterday
Art: Bhutanese traditional arts and crafts are increasingly facing the threat from cheaper substitutes flooding the market while a few crafts are already on the verge of extinction with youth not wiling to take it up.

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80 houses built on govt. land in Nganglam

Settlers have constructed temporary houses

The settlers will have to vacate once the new township comes up Settlement: An inspection by the Pemagatshel dzongkhag land record office found that 80 houses in Nganglam dungkhag were illegally constructed on government land.

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DANTAK to mark 55th year of existence

A number of activities will be held  Anniversary: The DANTAK project will be celebrating its 55th raising anniversary from April 24 to 28. A number of activities have been planned to commemorate the occasion. The celebration will commence on April 24 with the DANTAK Open Mountain Bike Race from Thimphu to Paro and back covering a distance of approximately 90kms.

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Improving public service delivery for the illiterate

G2C: In an effort to improve public service delivery in the dzongkhags, the G2C Office in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Management concluded a 10-day training for 20 dzongkhag service centre operators yesterday, according to a press release issued by the G2C Office.

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Road widening causes havoc among travellers

Roads: People driving the Trongsa-Zhemgang highway may have to bear with the risky road conditions at Dzongkhalum in Trongsa this monsoon. This is because the ongoing road widening work will be completed only by February next year.

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Punakha Dzong relics display extended

Devotees brave heavy rain to catch a glimpse of the relics and receive blessings

The relics will be displayed for two more days
Religion: The government has extended the display of relics at Punakha Dzong until April 24 given that thousands of devotees continue to pour into the dzongkhag to receive blessings.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • 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