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Contributing for the future

We are going to keep money in the bank and buy medicines for future use, says 12-year old Sangay Tenzin, a Class IV student of Trongsa Primary School. I contributed Nu 20. They said contributing any amount was okay. Onward to Thimphu Like his school friends, Sangays shoes need polishing, ...

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Japan: an active partner

Bhutan and Japan enjoy a close relationship with enhanced cooperation, according to the out-going Japanese ambassador to Bhutan, Mr. Hiroshi Hirabayashi.We are very proud of being a part of Bhutans social and economic development in infrastructure building such as telecommunications, road, bridges, education, health care and other areas of cultural ...

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Meaningful relations

Indo-Bhutan relationship is truly solid, built on real substance like the hydro power projects, according to a group of Indian foreign service officer trainees who were in Bhutan on a week-long visit, from October 1 to 7. For Bhutan it was a huge boost in revenue and India was investing ...

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Landslide risk assessment

A landslide risk assessment project conducted in the Sunkosh-Daga, Mongar-Trashigang, and Chukha-Damchu area should lead to better selection of corridors for new roads in the country and improved landslide management, according to the department of roads (DOR).The project is in the process of analysing data collected in the study area ...

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Bangladesh ambassador presents credentials

Bangladesh’s new ambassador to Bhutan, Mr. Ahmed Rahim, hopes to further cement bilateral ties, expand trade, and renew cultural exchanges between the two countries.”Bhutan and Bangladesh enjoy very cordial and friendly relations and trade between the two countries is increasing every day,” said Mr. Ahmed Rahim who presented his credentials ...

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6,300 rural households to be lit by December

Come December and about 6,300 households in 15 dzongkhags around the country should have electricity in their homes. That is the target set by the Bhutan power corporation (BPC) under the second phase of the rural electrification project financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).Electric poles and hundreds of kilometres ...

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Chorten vandals plague Mongar dzongkhag

Chorten robbers have struck Mongar district again. In just two months, three chortens were robbed and desecrated leaving police groping for clues.According to a spokesman for Mongar police, the most recent robbery was in Chulunki village, a two-day walk from Mongar town, where an ancient chorten was hollowed and precious ...

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Health walk reaches Trongsa

Just after eight am this morning (October 3), the health walk team reached the Yutonla pass and was received by students, dzongkhag officials, and representatives from the Trongsa rabdey.The health team was accompanied by students, dzongkhag officials and the local community of Bumthang who walked for some distance with the ...

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Half way through

Kurkubithang – Oct 1 : It’s 6 pm and the autumn chill is just about settling over Bumthang valley. In the evening twilight, a few metres below the motor-road, several tents are pitched on a clearing nearing the forest edge. Students and the public of Chamkhar greet the “Move for ...

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Slight increase in food prices in Thimphu

The Thimphu Food Price Index registered an overall increase of 0.5 per cent during the September 2002 quarter, according to the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO). The prices of items under cereals and pulses increased by 1.4 per cent compared to the June 2002 quarter while vegetables and fruits decreased by ...

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Mountain Women gather in Paro

About 250 delegates from 35 countries, among them farmers, agriculturists, herders, livestock specialists, writers, film makers, scholars, development workers, mountain climbers, spiritual leaders, womens activists and community leaders – one third of them women from the grass roots – are taking part in a conference, Celebrating Mountain Women, in Paro. ...

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Health walk moves into day 7

Yesterday morning at 10, the move for health trekkers arrived at Thrumshingla, Bumthang, and was received by the Bumthang dzongda and officials of the dzongkhag and Thrumshingla National Park management. 230 kilometres covered By the sixth day of the walk the team, led by the health and education minister, Lyonpo ...

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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