Sunday , June 26 2016
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    His Majesty The King with the people of Jomotshangkha, Samdrupjongkhar. His Majesty spent the day ...

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Need for regional tourism to be managed more efficiently

… this was the consensus among both Bhutanese and Indian participants at a tourism seminar that concluded yesterday

Tourism: There is huge potential in connecting Bhutan and North East India as a high-end tourist destination given the commonalities and proximity.

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Villager group grows medicinal plant


Income: Thirty villagers of Deptsang in Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar have planted a local herb called thoksam. If the plant grows well, the people of Deptsang will be able to make some income.

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Fighting diabetes

A monk of Rinpung rabdey briefed on NCDs at the health screening yesterday (Photo courtesy : health promotion division)

 From 12,133 cases in 2013, it increased to 19,034 in 2015 Health: As Bhutan joined the international community to observe the World Health Day yesterday, it was another moment to reflect upon the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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Only four gewog centre roads blacktopped so far

The govt. has 2.5 years to meet its target of blacktopping 110 more gewog centre roads  Connectivity: Only four gewog centre roads have been blacktopped so far despite the government targeting to blacktop roads to 201 gewogs by the end of 11th Plan.

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Man robbed off USD 8,000

Crime: Thimphu police detained a 26 year-old man from Lhuentse for larceny and deception after he robbed a person of USD 8,000 on April 1.

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Consultation time for mothers halved


...with Nu 1.5M  worth of medical equipment donated

Health: To honour the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, the Bhutan Foundation gifted state-of-the-art medical equipment worth Nu 1.5 million to the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Maternal and Child Clinic yesterday.

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Haa BHU to be rebuilt soon

Update: Should funds come as anticipated, the Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Haa, which was gutted recently, will be rebuilt in about four months’ time.

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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