Monday , January 23 2017

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Thai firm to train Bhutanese

The MoU is expected to help in creating a skilled workforce

Cooperation: The government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SCG and the Construction Institute of Thailand (CIT) yesterday, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Rains hamper harvest in T’yangtse

Wild animals like wild boar, deer, and porcupines are also hampering the harvest

Agriculture: Farmers in Trashiyangtse are unable to harvest their paddy due to continuous light showers in the last few days. The paddy are ready for harvest and the people are waiting for a dry sunny day.

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A green fashion show

Models exhibit outfits created from garbage by young designers

Fashion: Highlighting some of the key environmental issues concerning the country, a ‘green’ fashion show and a discussion on a green textile industry was held at the Le Meridien hotel in Paro on October 8, according to a press release.

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Semkye – The Thought of Enlightenment

Why we do what we do: In the Mahāyāna Buddhist practice, chabdro (སྐྱབས་འགྲོ་) or taking refuge is followed by semkye (སེམས་བསྐྱེད་) or the altruistic thought to attain enlightenment. Semkye, or jangchub semkye (བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་བསྐྱེད་) in its full form, literally means the cultivation of the thought of enlightenment.

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East-west highway to be completed by March 2018

Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay inspects the road on the Trashigang-Yadi highway

The earlier deadline was December 2017 Road: While most of the work on the lateral East-West highway will be complete by the end of 2017, work on a few stretches might have to be extended by a few months, according to the government.

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PM leaves for Thailand today

Lyonchoen will also be visiting Australia and India
Diplomacy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will visit Thailand from October 8-10, Australia from 11-14 and India from 15 to 17, according to a ministry of foreign affairs press release.

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Gup candidates appeal to Mongar court

Former gup Kencho Tshering and Thinley Dorji at the Mongar dzongkhag court

They say that the Gondue gup-elect should not have been allowed to register given his age
Law: Two gup candidates have appealed to the Mongar dzongkhag court that the gup-elect for Gondue gewog, Dorji Tshering, produced two seperate citizenship identity cards (CID) during the recent local government elections.

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My Country, My Town

My Country, My Town