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RCH to discharge Nima and Dawa today 

Nima and Dawa Pelden at the RCH, three days after the surgery (Photo: Dr Karma Sherub)

Nima and Dawa Pelden, the Bhutanese conjoined twins who successfully underwent a separation surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Australia on November 9 are healing well. A pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Karma Sherub, who was in Melbourne to observe the surgery earlier this month, said the …

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Telling stories through VR and animation 

More than 50 people attended the workshop

To create awareness on Virtual Reality (VR) and animation among the local artists, a workshop was conducted at Changzamtok startup centre in Thimphu yesterday. Virtual reality is an artificial reality, a reality that only exists inside a computer according to the general director of the Animation Workshop-VIA university college, Morten …

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Trashigang’s oldest farm road in need of maintenance

For almost 57 years, the farm road towards Rangshikhar goenpa in Trashigang has not seen any major maintenance. Project DANTAK constructed the first 8km road in 1962. It was the first farm road in the dzongkhag then. Another 5km was constructed privately from the lhakhang until the goenpa 15 years …

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  To commemorate the 63rd birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Kuwait embassy in Bhutan organised a Kuwaiti musical programme at the RUB convention hall yesterday in Thimphu.

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Every household in 80 gewogs has a flush toilet

Almost a decade since the health ministry began a rural sanitation and hygiene programme to achieve 100 percent improved sanitation, every household of 80 gewogs in 10 dzongkhags today have a flush toilet. At least 41 gewogs in nine dzongkhags were recognized to have achieved the status of ‘Open Defecation …

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Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering met with the foreign secretary of India

 Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering met with the foreign secretary of India, Vijay Gokhale, at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday. The foreign secretary conveyed the warm wishes of the Prime Minister of India and assured Lyonchhen that India would continue to support Bhutan based on the country’s priorities. On behalf of Prime Minister …

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Moenlam Chhenmo in Rajgir

His Holiness the Je Khenpo conducting lhabsang, riwo sangchoed and soelkha to appease Lord Ganesh and Shiva in Rajgir (Photo: Lama Yeshi Norbu)

The seven-day Moenlam Chhenmo (the great prayer ceremony) presided over by His Holiness the 70th Je-Khenpo,  Trulku Jigme Choeda with Gyelsay Trulku in Rajgir, India completed successfully on November 18. “The great prayer ceremony was conducted without any obstacles or mishaps to the devotees,” Dratshang Lhentshog’s secretary Karma Tshering Namgyal, …

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RIGSS starts leadership programme for judiciary

Twenty-one participants comprising of judges, registrars, and court officials have started the first leadership programme for judiciary yesterday at the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) in Phuentsholing.  For the next 10 days they will train in mindfulness and emotional intelligence, Bhutan’s foreign policy, and economic issues. The …

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MHPA readies the tunnel

Some 400 employees and workers at Mangdechhu Hydropower Project have cleaned the 13.5km tunnel for water discharge. The project’s managing director, A.K Mishra, said all the rubbles and iron pieces, basically waste left inside the tunnel, were cleared. He said next cleaning would be done on December 9. “We want …

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Lhuentse town has bad road and drainage

The main road along Lhuentse town is riddled with potholes and the drainage is also blocked, affecting the residents and people who visit the town. A bus driver, Migmer Dorji, 42, claimed that the potholes damaged his bus. He said the dzongkhag officials had been claiming they would widen the …

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Student volunteers in Gelephu conduct an online safety survey

The group also conducted a forum on social media and effect on the family

Forty-three students in Gelephu, who are members of ‘Young Volunteers in Action (YVIA)’, are creating awareness of online safety. The students conducted a survey in the locality to study the nature of how much time youth spend online as part of their project ‘We are cyber smart youths’ and found …

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