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Defendants’ recanted statements muddy the waters

The serpentine nature of the dealings involved will take some unravelling  Update: Confusing both prosecutors and court officials, the defendants of the ongoing Lhakhang Karpo case are frequently changing their submissions, to seek dismissal of charges that range from official misconduct, bribery, and forgery to embezzlement. For instance, defendant Tshewang ...

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World TB Day – Timely reminder of growing problem

Health: Sonam Wangmo didn’t know the price she had to pay for missing her medicines for a day. Her tuberculosis (TB) relapsed after the first course of treatment, and she is today undergoing the second course for extra-pulmonary TB (EPTB). Of the various forms of TB diagnosed in the country, ...

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Health help line prank called daily

Need for law to hold prank callers liable recommended Health: About 200,000 hoax calls were made to the Health Help Centre (HHC) last year. The centre receives hoax calls throughout the day. Of these only around 12,000 were genuine calls, last year. Many of the hoax calls received by the ...

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Mandarin exports more than double in 2014

Increased production is attributed in part to the support growers received from MoA Horticulture: Citrus mandarin (orange) export to Bangladesh in 2014 earned Bhutanese exporters USD 10.42M (million), the highest earnings in about 14 years. The figures with the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) show Bhutan was able to produce about ...

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Four volunteer to donate kidneys

The donors came forward during the foundation’s month-long awareness programme on kidney health Health: Bhutan Kidney Foundation is richer by four kidney donors. The foundation received the offer to donate kidneys from two adults and two youth, during their month-long awareness programme on kidney health that covered 19 dzongkhags. Foundation ...

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Electrification incomplete two years past deadline

Shingkhar is the last gewog in Zhemgang to be left without power REW: Two years after its deadline, rural electrification works in Shingkhar, Zhemgang are not yet complete, leaving some 350 homes waiting for power supply. The yearlong contract was awarded in October 2011, and all works were to complete ...

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Dzongkha touch-typing software seeks out a market

Innovation: Dzongkha touch typing, a new software meant to enhance Dzongkha typing speed and accuracy without looking at the keyboard, is yet to find a market, just like the national language. The software has received approval from the Dzongkha Development Commission and is equipped with a speedometer, an interactive keyboard ...

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Picture story

Reading year: As part of the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo celebrations and the reading year, students, parents and teachers from five schools in Mongar read story books and newspaper for 15 minutes on March 21.                                                                     

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Parks – The lungs in an urban landscape

Our planners have not paid much attention to this essential component of towns and cities COVER STORY: Bhutanese town planning gives little priority to a most essential component of an urban centre – parks, where children can play and adults   can hang around on weekends with their family. Many ...

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Picture story

HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo yesterday graced the third day of the annual Tshechu at Yoesel Dho-nga Chholing community Lhakhang, at Saling, Mongar, one of the most disadvantaged villages in Saling Gewog. On behalf of His Majesty the King, HRH granted a Thongdroel of Guru ...

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Gyatongpa

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Gyatongpa, literally ‘one with eight thousand’ is one of the most common books found in traditional Bhutan. It is the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in Eight Thousand Verses also called Aśtasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra in Sanskrit. The Prajñāpāramitāsūtras or the Perfection of Wisdom books come in different sizes. ...

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