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Thirty scout members, 10 each from Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrupjongkhar thromde, participated in third state level Jamboree of Bharat Scouts and Guides Chhattisgarh from December 28 to January 2 as a reciprocal gesture for having coordinated an exchange program for 145 scouts and leaders of Chhattisgarh. Scout members made friends …

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RSTA goes paperless in conducting license theory test

A driving license applicant sits for the online test

With the launch of online theory test laboratory in Phuentsholing yesterday, the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) has gone paperless while conducting theory test to avail driving licenses. Some driving license applicants also sat for the theory test online at the RSTA office yesterday at the launch. Learners were …

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Former journalist to contest for National Council

Having gained witnessed and understood challenges that people face during his eight-years career as journalist, 33-year Surjaman Thapa, late of Bhutan Broadcasting Service, has decided to stand as National Council candidate from Dagana. Surjaman Thapa, former television reporter, said he had the privilege to attend and cover stories about both …

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High temperature and rainfall affects winter chillies in Nichula

A farmer works in the chili field in Gangtokha village, Nichula

Farmers of Nichula gewog of Lhamoizingkha, Dagana, are hopeful that they will be able to harvest the winter chillies they grew for the second time. Their first attempt failed after the first staggered seed did not grow well. Nichula gewog agriculture officer, Jambay Gyeltshen, said the first cultivation in September …

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School closure in Radhi affects residents

The community school in Tonglingpam has been closed since early 2015 due to decreasing enrolment

The final lessons remain inscribed on the doors of empty classrooms of Tongling Primary School in Tonglingpam village in Radhi, Trashigang. The once bustling classrooms remain buried in overgrowth today. The colourful walls are now encrusted with cobwebs and falling plasters. The smell of wet dirt overpowers as you peep …

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City bus service to school likely to expand

City Bus Service and Thimphu Thromde’s plan to decongest traffic at Lungtenzampa by providing bus services to school has proved successful and could be expanded to other schools in the future. In April last year, 12 buses were deployed for the students of Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School (LMSS) and Yangchenphu …

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Students learn to prepare vegetarian dishes

Participants learn the art of cooking

Chef Kezang’s private kitchen in Lanjuphaka, Thimphu, is busy these days, as a group of 12 students are learning to cook vegetable items. Wearing black aprons, the students walk into the kitchen like professional chefs. They learn to maintain hygiene in the kitchen besides ways to chop vegetables into various …

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JDWNRH to improve patients waiting time

Doctors of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu have been informed to report and leave on time, Medical Superintendent Dr Gosar Pemba said. The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) found that doctors on-duty arrived late and left as early as two hours before the closing time. Average waiting time …

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Cardamom: boon and bane for Sangbaykha?

Common sight: Most paddy fields were converted to cardamom orchards across the gewogs

Four years ago, Thinley Dorji gave up his job as a chef in one of the high-end hotels in Paro and returned to his village for good. On his journey home to Sangbay Ama village in Haa, the first thing on his mind was cardamom. The 29-year-old grew up in …

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LPG refill at the BOD depot in Motithang

Thimphu residents get LPG refill at the BOD depot in Motithang after two truckloads of cylinders arrived yesterday. The depot will accept both LPG consumer cards and online coupons until the end of this month.

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Bhutan witnesses gender imparity rise

Ranking 124th of the 144 countries, the global gender gap report (GGGR) 2017 shows that Bhutan saw an increase in gender imparity over the past few years. This is a drop from the 121st position in 2016. In 2013, i Bhutan ranked 93th of 136 countries. The report stated that the highest …

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