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Artists learn from each other

A SAARC Artists’ Camp is being held in Bhutan for the first time

Art: Thirty-eight artists from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Artists’ Camp are in the capital to showcase their artworks based on the theme ‘Ancient Landscape – Nature at its Best’. Karma Tshering Wangchuk, programme officer with SAARC Cultural Centre, said that the camp allows artists to share their ...

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Only ada rachu for women

Ada rachus

The decision was made by dzongkhag cultural officers during their sixth annual conference  
Culture: Women across the country will now have to wear only ada rachu on all occasions, according to a circular from the home ministry.

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Monitoring irrational medicine prescription

The health ministry is conducting a survey to study prescription patterns
Medical: The health ministry is monitoring and studying the irrational prescription of medicines in the hospitals across the country.

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Govt. cyber security team formed

ICT: With the country developing, both public and private organisations are focusing on e-governance. Various agencies are now rolling out many of their services online.

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Project MyBhutan comes online

Each trip to Bhutan purchased on the travel platform will contribute to Tarayana Foundation's efforts to empower rural communities 
Tourism: MyBhutan, a social enterprise that aims to create a better Bhutan through initiatives that target Bhutan’s most pressing issues, was launched April 25, according to a press release from the project.

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Relocation to Denchi to begin soon

Land: Questions are being raised in Pemagatshel on the delay to relocate the town to Denchi. It has been more than a decade since the intention to relocate the present town to Denchi, 18km away, was announced.

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Majority accepts Wangdue thromde structure plan

Thromde: The existing telecom office near Wangdue Dzong and Wangdue lower secondary school will be relocated to create space for the dzong on completion of the reconstruction project, as per the draft structure plan of Wangdue thromde.

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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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My Country, My Town

  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai