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    Relocation of air force camp finalised

    … the move has been welcomed by the two airlines as it will mean a larger apron and enhanced safety on the ground

    Aviation: Bringing to an end an almost decade long process, the relocation of the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) at Paro international airport has been finalised.

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Shrinking paddy land worry farmers

It is still dark outside, but 38-year old Aum Tshering has finished her daily household chores. She has to feed her two children and send them to school, earlier than usual.Its that time of the year to amass gold by handful- she says, referring to the harvesting of paddy. There ...

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Mandarin exporters wait for buyers

Even though the Mandarin (orange) export season is about to begin, Bhutanese exporters are worried of what lies ahead as no importers have shown up so far.By this time the importers would have already arrived, fixed prices and struck deals with us. But no one has turned up, said the ...

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Building a skilled national workforce

As a student Sangay Dorji always pictured himself in a white coat, as a doctor. Today, a year after leaving high school, he is attired in a blue outfit and a safety helmet constructing a building at Kawajangsa in Thimphu. Trainees are specialising in masonry, carpentry and plumbing He is ...

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Dasain festival

As the lhotsham community in Bhutan celebrated the Dasain festival, prime minister, Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji, cabinet ministers and senior officials of the royal government attended the conclusion of the Durga Puja on October 14. The prime minister and senior government officials attend Durga Puja with the lhotsham community in Thimphu ...

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Kobe-Bhutan Friendship contributes to HTF

The Kobe-Bhutan Friendship Association contributed US $ 10,000.00 towards the Health Trust Fund on October 14. A member of the Friendship Association presents the contribution to the health and education minister, Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup Uga Yoshiki, a priest of the Jotokuji temple in Japan also made a personal contribution of ...

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Three dead, five missing after Sunday accident

Road safety and transport authorities say that eight passengers and not five were traveling in the ill-fated taxi which went off the road between Chamkhar and Tang in Bumthang on Sunday afternoon.Rescue workers have so far managed to recover three bodies from the accident site. The search is still on ...

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Corrigendum

In reference to story "Japan: an active partner." H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Hirabayashi, the former ambassador of Japan to Bhutan has been transferred as Ambassador of Japan to "France and concurrently to Andorra" and not to Italy.

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Towards a better standard of English

Bhutanese high school graduates should be able to speak and write clearly in English, with a sound foundation in grammar and a rich vocabulary. They should have developed critical thinking skills and should be well read in both fiction and non-fiction. Bhutanese students need to be encouraged to read widely ...

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Business in Thimphu need innovation

A year ago, when some Thimphu entrepreneurs began setting up retail shops selling a variety of imported goods, including garments, food items and cosmetics, it became a popular trend. Today, however, the scenario is that of confusion, apprehension, and frustration for those in the business. Waiting for customers Ganga Gurung ...

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Thri concludes

The sacred Thri (admonition) ceremony blessings, which every Bhutanese aspires to receive once in a lifetime, concluded on Saturday in Paro with the Goenpoi Tongtshog (offering to the countrys guardian deities). His Holiness the Je Khenpo blesses devotees in Paro Devotees who spoke to Kuensel said that attending the sacred ...

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Carbon or emission trading has the possibility to help reinforce Bhutans conservation policies in the Ninth Plan. But more research was needed to explore this potential which may be only modest.This was one of the several recommendations of the three-day workshop on greenhouse gas emission reduction: opportunties for Bhutan organised ...

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Shooting Pool : a popular past time

Scratch, snook, pot…are quickly becoming part of the bar vocabulary with Pool and Snooker becoming a popular past time in Thimphu. The HQ Pool room In the last few months at least five pool and snooker rooms have opened up in various parts of city and several more are expected ...

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  • The new dispensation

    It was busy yesterday (Friday), with Thimphu residents engaging in another round of exchange of goodwill and offering of khadars, as a new group of officers take up important posts in the government and constitutional offices.

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My Country, My Town

  • Waifs but well fed ones: Either these pups have a guardian angel or there’s a butcher nearby Photo by Yash Wangchuk, Gelephu
  • From wheel to wall: A bicycle ringer finds a more static use in the form of a makeshift doorbell Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain Hazelnut, Risrrbu, Wamrong
  • Shooting the messenger: An electric fence and a signboard mutilated by those shocked by the former Photo by Janga Bdr MoAF, Yusipang, Thimphu
  • The old and the mule: Both the taxi and the ass do not belong any longer on the road Photo by Arjun Subba, Kheyrig Institute