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    Bhutan home to 103 tigers

    The presence of the big cat was higher outside the protected areas

    Report: Bhutan has 103 tigers roaming in the wild, the National Tiger Survey report that was launched yesterday found.

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Sombeykha has one more Tshering Tobgay in the mix

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While BKP fields as well a young lady for Phuentsholing  After an unsuccessful attempt at the civil service examination, the business administration graduate from Gedu college left for his village in Haa. He had planned on starting a new life there.  But things changed when he received a phone call ...

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A major ongoing cyber attack slowed down internet globally

Internet data transfer rate or speed was significantly slower in some dzongkhags yesterday. Druknet general manager Tshering Norbu attributed the slow down to a submarine fibre optic cable disruption off the coast of Egypt. “We are impacted by submarine cable system disruptions to the north of Egypt,” he said. “We ...

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Contretemps over cut pipes

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Though the Dremetse problem appears resolved, it’s a scenario likely to recur elsewhere Thirty-even households of Bikhar village under Dremetse gewog in Mongar are cross with people of Narang gewog for cutting their drinking water pipes on March 18. Bikhar villagers said around eight of their pipes were cut without ...

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Bangladesh opens transit routes for Bhutan

These include inland water transport, whose feasibility will be studied by a joint team The Bangladesh government, in the recent commerce secretary level meeting in Dhaka, has agreed to allow Bhutan to use the transit routes from their land custom stations at Nakugaon and Haluaghat to facilitate trade between the ...

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Promoting credit cooperatives

By equipping them to acquire finances without availing loans from banks To establish the foundations for credit cooperative development in Bhutan, the association of Asian confederation of credit union (ACCU) and the department of agricultural marketing and cooperatives (DAMC) have agreed to formalise their partnership. The international seminar on cooperatives ...

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Damphu picks first woman of Tsirang’s seven candidates

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Tsirang district got its only woman nominee to the council yesterday, when Damphu thromde (town) gave its aspirant 33 yes votes of the 38 cast. She is the dzongkhag’s seventh candidate. After her graduation from Loreto College in Darjeeling, Phub Lham, 49, worked for five years with the Tsirang dzongkhag ...

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Student detained overnight on drunk and disorderly charge

His misbehaviour was apparently prompted by his expulsion from the school Bumthang police detained a 16-year old class VIII student of Chumey middle secondary school on March 25 evening, after he, under the influence of alcohol, “misbehaved” on the school campus. On that morning, the school management board had issued ...

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An EICHER truck almost rolled over the road near Wangkha in Chukha yesterday afternoon when the driver fell asleep. The truck was on its way to Phuentsholing. The driver escaped unhurt.

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Referrals to resume

After suspending referral cases for about three weeks, the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck referral hospital will start referring patients to India later this week. The hospital could not refer 27 patients for further treatment to hospitals in India, after it exhausted its referral budget, hospital authorities said. Unless it was an ...

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In an emergency, call 113 …

… and hope you get routed to your local police station and not Thimphu, as is often the case It was around midnight last week when Kinzang, a Bajothang resident in Wangduephodrang, woke up to someone banging his door.  An expatriate construction worker living nearby stood at his door.  He ...

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About 100 vehicles including the truck (pictured) that tried to drive through the block were stuck for about two hours early yesterday morning. This year’s first road block occurred near Narphung 49km from Samdrupjongkhar.

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My Country, My Town

  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute
  • Street art: A stone sculpture of sorts in still water presents a Zen-like creative expression Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi, BoB, Thimphu
  • Nipped in the bud: Whatever plant there once was in that pot has long ceased to exist and there’s the reason why Photo by Kinley Tshering, Gedu College, Gedu