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Fire burns four children

Breaking News: Four children aged 5-7 years of two families are hospitalized for severe burns they suffered from a fire that broke out at the Chinese line in Phuentsholing town at 9 am today.

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Assistant principal detained as suspect in girl murder case

Body of the 13 year-old student found under the suspect’s bed

Crime: The assistant principal of Yebilaptsa Middle Secondary School (YMSS) was detained as the prime suspect in the murder of a class seven student after her body was recovered from his house on October 16.

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Centre for happiness opens in Bumthang

Centre dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo GNH: As a tribute to the father of Gross National Happiness (GNH), the Bayul Dewaling in Dhingdhima, Chokhortoe, Bumthang was inaugurated yesterday as an interim centre for GNH.

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Statue of Phurpa Palchhen Dorje Zhoenu consecrated

Consecration: His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab, Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, graced the Tashi Rabney (consecration ceremony) of the newly constructed statue of Phurpa (Vajra Kiliya) Palchhen Dorje Zhoenu at the Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing monastery in Drametse, Mongar on October 17.

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For safer skies

Aviation: As part of an effort to standardize airworthiness maintenance regulations in the region and improve aviation safety, member states of the South Asia Regional Initiative (SARI) met in Paro, last week.

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Limited market accessibility hampers feed mill production

The mill is currently producing only a fraction of what it potentially can

Animal Feed: Although established with a potential to produce 32 metric tonnes (MT) of animal feed a day, the medium scale Pema Feed Mill (PFM) in Trashigang produces only 4MT, today.

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BCCI wants Enterprise Registration Bill redrafted

Calls it a duplication of existing licensing system

NC: The Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has requested the National Council to delay discussions on the Enterprise Registration Bill and direct a competent authority to redraft the Bill in close consultation with the private sector.

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Falling boulders kill four

span style="color: #ff0000;">Death: Three men died on impact and another on the way to the hospital when falling boulders and landslide struck the army truck they were travelling in at Adagangchu, about 36km from Wangdue towards Trongsa on October 15.

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School agriculture programmes awarded on world food day

The Orong incident has taught schools some valuable lessons on the need to feed nutritious meals

Food: The decision Damphu Higher Secondary School took last year to convert 30 acres of barren land into cultivable land paid off when the school received an award for the best agriculture farm yesterday during the World Food Day celebrations.

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60th Birth Anniversary celebrations from November 9-11

A host of activities have been planned for the three days of celebrations and festivities

Celebration: The entire country will observe three days of celebrations and festivities beginning November 9 and culminating on the 11th for the 60th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, it was announced at a press conference on Thursday.

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A man who brought Bhutan to the Western readers passes away

AnthonyObituary: We normally give credit only to the author of the book and overlook the work of the publisher. Yet, it is often the publisher who makes a substantial difference in how the book looks, the content flows, and in the overall ranking of the book and its subject in the eyes of the readers.

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