Friday , May 6 2016

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Drukair’s aircraft grounded for five more weeks

Drukair is currently awaiting a ferry clearance from Airbus to fly the aircraft to Singapore 

Aviation: The national airline’s Airbus A319 that was damaged by a freak hailstorm over Guwahati, India on April 16 will remain grounded for about four to five more weeks.

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Non-functional public toilets in Trongsa town

With the town’s only two public toilets closed for renovations, residents are relieving themselves in the open

Service: With the only two public toilets in Trongsa town closed for renovations, visitors especially if new to the town should be mindful of not loitering around for long unless they are okay with relieving themselves behind bushs.

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Exhibition to encourage the young

A solo contemporary art exhibition at the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu will remain open until May 4

Art: Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu yesterday opened a solo exhibition by Dorji Gyeltshen to encourage aesthetic appreciation for contemporary art and to motivate interest in the creative art among youth.

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Vendors cry for space

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Vegetable: Six vegetable vendors sell vegetables in temporary sheds below the parking space and near the old public toilet in Trongsa town. This is because dzongkhag officials did not allow them to sell vegetables at the vegetable shed near Dungkhor recently.

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Reviving the forgotten trail of Drukpa Kunley

Her Majesty The Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck and HRH Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck interact with children in Talogang prior to a four-hour trek along an ancient trail left by Drukpa Kunley

Initiative: To revive the ancient trail of the 14th century saint, Choeji Drukpa Kunley, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck trekked for four hours from Talogang to Siluna in Punakha on April 23.

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Constitution protected from untimely amendments

HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck graced the panel discussion

Panel: At a time when some quarters of the population feel that Parliament may be enacting more laws than required, Speaker Jigme Zangpo has said the country should not have “too many” laws, while speaking as panelist at a discussion organised by the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre, last week.

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Bhutan switches to bivalent oral polio vaccine

April 25 is the switch day from trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine for Bhutan

Health: The health ministry will be switching from trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine from today as part of the polio endgame strategic plan 2013-2018.

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  • World Press Freedom day

    Some journalists were recognised and rewarded for their achievements on press freedom day, May 3. For a profession that requires working longer hours than average on almost a daily basis, and with perhaps a little more stress, any credit would be welcomed and appreciated, no doubt.

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  • Honouring our lopens

  • A pedestrian street

My Country, My Town

  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
  • Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
    Spring is in the air: Ripening tomatoes bear testimony to the bounty of the season Photo by Sonam Gyeltshen
  • Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Dry as dust: In these water shortage days the flush toilet may soon be found only in museums Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho