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Tukuli and the Kuensel Editorial

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Yearender/Profile: Meet Tukuli (Pema Yuden). She’s just over three years old and she’s the youngest member of the Kuensel family. Don’t underestimate her tender age since she’s the feistiest one of all.

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Windstorms wreck havoc in past year

Fires also killed six children in Phuentsholing 

Yearender/Disaster: Astrologers predicted terrible windstorms and fire in the year of the Sheep. Looking back, the predictions had come true with several windstorms and fires recorded in the year.

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Travellers may import Zika: Dr Ornella Lincetto

38f474a-1Q&A: World Health Organization’s representative, Dr Ornella Lincetto, talks to Kuensel’s Kinga Dema on the risks of Zika virus diseases and what measures Bhutan could take in the event of the rapid outbreak of the virus.

It is not even in the region yet. Why should Bhutan worry about the Zika virus?

Bhutan should be worried about the Zika virus because the Aedes mosquito, primarily Aedes aegypti, which transmits this viral disease, is present in all countries in the South East region, including Bhutan.

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The auspicious Fire Male Monkey Year explained

The Gyalsey was born on a Yangza when the element of Za and Karma was in a perfect union

Astrology: While Bhutanese are convinced that the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey in the Fire Male Monkey Year coinciding with the birth year of Guru Rinpoche marks a very special significance, not many are aware of how is it significant.

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Woman who blocked road agrees to deal

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The road will be relocated in two month’s time

Land:  The Lokchina gewog connectivity (GC) road has opened to traffic on February 6.  The road that trespassed through a private land was deliberately blocked on the night of February 2 by the landowner.

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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and Gyalsey in good health

People express their gratitude for the precious gift

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey are in perfect health under the devoted care of a professional medical team, a press release from the Royal Office of Media assured the people and well-wishers.

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29 babies born on 5/2/2016

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Health: Coinciding with The Gyalsey’s birth, 29 babies were born in hospitals across the country on February 5.

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Bumthang celebrates The Gyalsey’s Birth

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Celebrations: When his cellphone rang in the middle of the night on Friday, Chumey gup, Tandin Phurba woke up wondering who would call him at such an odd hour. It was the dzongdag, at 3am from Bumthang.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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