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Thimphu thromde defers Norzin Lam closure

Thimphu thromde tshogde will decide on the closure of Norzin Lam

Thromde: Thimphu thromde’s decision to close Norzin lam for vehicular traffic on the first Sunday of every month starting June this year has been deferred till the next city council meeting in June.

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Fuel depot coming soon to Jomotshangkha


Residents have been lobbying for a fuel depot for more than a decade

Service: Come July and residents of Jomotshangkha will no more have to pay exorbitant fuel prices or risk security fetching fuel from a bordering Indian town.

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Collaborating to divert the Amochhu


The move is being pursued to prevent a similar flooding that occurred last year

Safety: Fearing more flooding this summer, more than 35 business entities along the Amochhu embankment are collaborating with the Phuentsholing thromde to divert the river.

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Thai Princess inspires agriculture and health food

Royal visit: The World Food Programme will gradually withdraw its school feeding support from Bhutanese schools by 2019. As a transition measure, its goodwill ambassador HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn initiated support for agriculture programmes in schools.

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Thai surgery team to explore further collaboration

Thai surgery team to explore further collaboration

Health: A 22-member eye surgery team from the Department of Ophthalmology, Chulalongkorn University (CU), King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Thailand and the Thai Red Cross Society are in the country for a weeklong surgery and check-up camp.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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