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Nahi school re-connected


Concerns raised over school’s proximity to flood prone stream

Update: After more than six hours, army personnel, Desuups, Wangdue dzongkhag officials and other volunteers managed to construct a temporary bridge over the Henirongchhu at Nachuzampa, re-connecting Nahi Primary School.

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Bhutan condemns Uri attack

Indo-Bhutan: The government condemned the terrorist attack on the Uri Army base in Kashmir, India on September 18. “Bhutan is deeply concerned by the despicable terrorist attack,” the foreign ministry stated in a press release yesterday.

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Bhutan-Japan friendship offer sees sharp rise in Japanese visitors

More than 3,300 Japanese tourists visited Bhutan under the offer Tourism: A total of 3,348 Japanese tourists visited Bhutan during the three months of June, July and August, this year, according to the preliminary report compiled by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) on the Bhutan-Japan friendship offer.

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Bhutan attends 17th NAM summit


Diplomacy: Addressing the 17th summit of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), foreign minister Damcho Dorji said that the Movement’s founding principles of self determination, respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-aggression, non-interference in internal affairs, and equality and security of all states continue to resonate strongly in international relations as members strive to realise shared aspirations for a more just and peaceful world.

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96 LG candidates in Thimphu

LG: A total of 96 candidates from eight gewogs in Thimphu will contest for local government elections this year.

Of 40 candidates from Kawang, Soe, Naro and Lingzhi, North Thimphu has nine women aspirants for the post of gup, mangmi and tshogpa. South Thimphu has 18 women candidates.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu