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Strong winds blew off the roof of a two-storied traditional house in Lobesa, Punakha yesterday evening. The gewog has provided plastic sheets to protect the house from rain.                                              

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Govt to solve critical aviation shortcomings

.. By allowing the recruitment of required personnel at the market rate MoIC: In a major move that will settle a longstanding issue for the civil aviation sector, the Ministry of Information and Communications will be able to recruit an airworthiness officer and an air safety officer. The decision for ...

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Pro-Bhutan, a private German philanthropic association donated equipment worth Nu 500,000 to Punakha hospital on March 17. The equipment includes four water tanks, nine panel heaters, a refrigerator with 250-litre capacity and a deep-freezer. The hospital also received a washing machine with 8.5kg capacity, a projector for conference hall, a ...

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Cross-examination exposes inconsistencies

Both defendants submitted conflicting statements yesterday against their bribery charges Update: Discrepancies arose in the submissions of the parties involved, when the Haa district court conducted a cross-examination hearing yesterday to establish facts in the alleged bribery case of a public servant in the ongoing Lhakhang Karpo case. Both the ...

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ADR training for all local leaders: Wangdue DT

Fears of the Trongsa contagion spreading may partly be laid to rest Judiciary: Almost a week after the Trongsa dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) passed a resolution to hand over mediation and conciliation of civil cases to the judiciary, local leaders in Wangdue are requesting the judiciary to train all local leaders ...

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Indo-Asian Academy issue resolved for now

Bengaluru: After more than three weeks, confusion among the 195 students studying at the Indo Asian Academy in Bengaluru, India is purportedly cleared for now. The students were given a reassurance after a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) was drawn last week between Careerinfo Bhutan, a consultancy based in Thimphu ...

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Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay urged the innovative, creative and skilled Bhutanese to return and invest in Bhutan when he met the Bhutanese community in New York recently. The priame minister also encouraged the community to open foreign currency accounts with banks at home. To raise awareness for the ‘Bhutan for Life’ ...

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DCA dismisses Drukair’s safety concerns

Aviation: The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has found no cause for concern regarding similarity in radio call signs between Drukair and Tashi Air subsidiary Bhutan Airlines. A radio call sign is assigned to a specific aircraft and used by an Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower to give instructions to ...

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THE DRAGON BOYS

1. Ugyen Dorji (Upay) plays as midfielder for Drukstar FC and the national squad. The 22-year-old is currently training to be a guide. 2. Dawa Gyeltshen, who works for the Bhutan Football Federation is a key player for the team. The defender with his quickness deflected several Sri Lankan attacks ...

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Tshoglham – The king of shoes

The traditional boot, though deemed sacred, is seeing some modern design changes COVER SORY: Inside the Traditional Boot House in Chubachu, Thimphu, eight bootmakers are busy on their machines.  The noise is deafening and the mid-day sun is searing. The boot house was founded by Jangchu, 39, and his father-in-law ...

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Chothrul Dawa – The month of miracles

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: The first month of the Bhutanese calendar is called Chothrul Dawa, literally the month of miracles. It is believed to be the month when Buddha performed many miracles. In the theory of Buddhahood, the Buddha is said to possess a physical presence, which is ...

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A ready reckoner to getting ‘ripped’

HEALTH AND FITNESS: I’m a big fan of yours and have been following your Facebook page. I’m planning to cut down some weight. I currently weigh 95kg. I started gym from December 18, 2013. I thought of gaining mass till 100kg and then cutting down. Is it a right time ...

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