Wednesday , June 20 2018

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“Timeless Treasures”: a real treasure

Launch: A teacher’s account of a young prince, a personal attendant’s experience and stories of compelling moments from His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s contemporaries in one book takes readers down the memory lane of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

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The global reach of GNH

International participants leave inspired but local ones seem less impressed

Conference: The sixth international conference on Gross National Happiness, which was attended by hundreds of participants, ended yesterday.

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Enrolment decreasing in Choekhorling

Education: Villagers of Choekhorling gewog in Nganglam dungkhag are worried that the gewog might not have a single school because gewog’s only school would probably be downgraded as per the dzongkhag education office.

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Two sentenced in drug case

Crime: Gelephu dungkhag court has sentenced two men to five years in prison in connection with illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotrophic substances.

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Four types of commemorative coins released

One-time limited edition coins are up for sale throughout the country

RMA:  The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) released a pair each of gold and silver commemorative coins to mark His Majesty Drukgyal Zhipa’s 60th birth anniversary.

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First batch of 13 cranes lands in Phobjikha

Wildlife: Flying all the way from Tibetan Plateau covering a distance of more than 200 kilometres, 13 black necked cranes - 11 adults and two juveniles landed in their winter habitat, Phobjikha in Wangdue, yesterday.

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Highway turned farm road

The slow and lingering progress of Samdrupcholing-Dewathang irks travellers and residents 

Connectivity: There is a highway that connects Samdrupcholing dungkhag to Dewathang, but the condition of the road is worse than a farm road, according to motorists that ply the road on a daily basis.

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Single engine helicopter is safe: govt

Service will be free in times of emergencies

Aviation: Common citizens affected by natural calamities and facing emergencies in the country will not be charged if the services of the government’s helicopter are required.

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Hawkers told to go

Business: Thimphu will no longer have people selling thukpa, momo and tea along the streets. Chief of Police, Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel, informed 43 hawkers yesterday that mobile business is illegal.

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