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Japan and Bhutan learn from each other

Kazuhiko Koshikawa at the agriculture research and development centre in Bajo

As much as Bhutan benefitted from its bilateral relationship with Japan, Japan too has benefited, according to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) executive senior vice president, Kazuhiko Koshikawa.

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Students learn hair cutting skills

Ugyen Deepak demonstrates haircutting skills to 85 participants from 28 schools in Trashiyangtse

A class five student of Doksum Primary School in Trashiyangtse, Sherub Lakshey Wangchuk, dreaded whenever his teachers asked him to get a haircut. It was his elder brother and sister, who cut his hair and he says it were never up to his satisfaction. “It was a nightmare, as they never made me look presentable at school.”

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Heritage forest project to conserving Tsirangtoed dzong ruins

Forest and dzongkhag officials hike up the trekking trail to the nye

In a move to attract more tourists, the territorial forest division in Tsirang has developed an ecotourism site in Tsirangtoed. Located almost 30km away from Damphu town, the site has a ruin of a dzong, which according to locals is more than 200 years old. It is believed that the fortress belonged to a powerful local king (Raja) by the name Sang Sup Gyap. The ruins remain partially covered in overgrowth.

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Influenza outbreak in Damphu Central School

More than 60 students have been isolated from the other students

Fifteen students of Damphu Central School in Tsirang tested positive for influenza A as of 4:30PM yesterday. This comes after more than 60 students fell sick and showed signs of influenza-like illness (ILI) since September 16. The students complained of headache, high fever and body ache accompanied by joint pain. Few students suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting and some reported mild fever.

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The general debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly begins today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Picture story

After the festival, Indian construction workers immerse the statues of Lord Vishwakarma in the Thimchhu yesterday in Thimphu

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