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First Wangdue dzongkhag tshogdu held

LG: The first dzongkhag tshogdu of the newly elected local government in Wangdue elected thromde tshogde ngotshab Tenzin Wangchuk as the dzongkhag tshogdu thrizeen and Gaseytshogwom gup Kingzang Thinley as thrizeen-wom, yesterday.

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UN Day observed

The event was held at the Kuenray of Tashichhodzong

Event: Bhutan observed the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations yesterday with the lighting of 1,000 butter lamps in the Kuenray, Tashichhodzong, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

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Her Majesty in Zhemgang

img_1222Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck graced the ground breaking ceremony for the Jangchub Choeten in Buli, Zhemgang yesterday. Her Majesty the Queen Mother also raised awareness on HIV/AIDS, non-communicable and communicable diseases, and RENEW, among the students of Buli Central School. 

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Household food insecurity drops five-fold

Less than 2 percent of households worry about food Food: Household food insecurity in the country has been reduced by five-folds in the last five years, according to the national nutrition survey conducted by the public health department.

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Dangphu Dingphu – a storytelling festival for students

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Tradition: To revive the tradition of oral storytelling and to inculcate a passion of reading, writing and listening to stories, around 150 students from four dzongkhags attended the storytelling festival ‘Dangphu Dingphu’ held at the Department of Youth and Sports (DYS) hall on October 22.

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The One Ngultrum Initiative

Community: With the hope of educating people on the lowest denomination note, Jigme Namgay, a graduate, started the One Ngultrum Initiative in July this year.

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Journalist accuses Chief Justice of prima facie

Judiciary: In a major development to the ongoing defamation case between an independent journalist and a businessman, the journalist in a letter written to the Prime Minister and all members of Parliament, has accused the Chief Justice of prima facie and is calling for an enquiry.

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My Country, My Town

My Country, My Town