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A green fashion show

Models exhibit outfits created from garbage by young designers

Fashion: Highlighting some of the key environmental issues concerning the country, a ‘green’ fashion show and a discussion on a green textile industry was held at the Le Meridien hotel in Paro on October 8, according to a press release.

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Semkye – The Thought of Enlightenment

Why we do what we do: In the Mahāyāna Buddhist practice, chabdro (སྐྱབས་འགྲོ་) or taking refuge is followed by semkye (སེམས་བསྐྱེད་) or the altruistic thought to attain enlightenment. Semkye, or jangchub semkye (བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་བསྐྱེད་) in its full form, literally means the cultivation of the thought of enlightenment.

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East-west highway to be completed by March 2018

Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay inspects the road on the Trashigang-Yadi highway

The earlier deadline was December 2017 Road: While most of the work on the lateral East-West highway will be complete by the end of 2017, work on a few stretches might have to be extended by a few months, according to the government.

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PM leaves for Thailand today

Lyonchoen will also be visiting Australia and India
Diplomacy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will visit Thailand from October 8-10, Australia from 11-14 and India from 15 to 17, according to a ministry of foreign affairs press release.

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Gup candidates appeal to Mongar court

Former gup Kencho Tshering and Thinley Dorji at the Mongar dzongkhag court

They say that the Gondue gup-elect should not have been allowed to register given his age
Law: Two gup candidates have appealed to the Mongar dzongkhag court that the gup-elect for Gondue gewog, Dorji Tshering, produced two seperate citizenship identity cards (CID) during the recent local government elections.

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Once a nurse, now a farmer

Aum Yangzom and her husband Bhim Bahadhur feed their cattle

Profile: Aum Yangzom, 64, who spent her entire life, taking care of people as a nurse is now a farmer who spends her day feeding cattle in a farm in Samdrupgatshel, Dewathang.

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A second treatment option for drug dependency


A pharmacological treatment is now available at the P’ling general hospital 

Drugs: People having problems related to alcohol and drug abuse and dependency in Phuentsholing will now have the option to go for pharmacological treatment at the general hospital.

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Hail, windstorm destroy crops in Dhukti


Disaster: Following hail and a windstorm destroying their crops on September 27, the farmers of Dhukti village under Yalang gewog in Trashiyangtse are worried about their livelihood this year.

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My Country, My Town

  • Spice and safe: While garlic keeps vampires away, one wonders what chilis will do Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • 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