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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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Sherig conference rolls out significant plans

Education Minister Norbu Wangchuk at the press conference

Ministry of Education has a plan to provide one laptop every teacher in the 12th Five-Year Plan period. This was one of the resolutions of Sherig Conference that was held from December 27 to 31 in Sonamthang Central School, Zhemgang. Education Secretary Karma Yeshey said that providing a laptop was ...

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Pakshikha lab. assistant missing

A 35-year-old chemistry laboratory assistant of Pakshikha Central School in Gedu, Chukha, has been missing since the afternoon of December 28. The senior superintendent of police (SSP) from Phuentsholing, Colonel Wangchukla, said that a relative of the missing man, who works in Lhaki Steels and Rolling Private Limited in Phuentsholing, ...

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DPT announces two more candidates; Nanong-Shumar MP not to recontest

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) says the party’s preparation for the 2018 parliamentary election is gathering momentum.  This week, the party introduced two new candidates. The party has nominated Lungten Namgyal, 33, to represent Pemagatshel’s Nanong-Shumar constituency. He holds a Bachelors degree in Life Science from Sherubtse College. DPT MP Dechen ...

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Dagana has a former journalist as lone female NC aspirant

Chador Wangmo

Former journalist, Chador Wangmo, 31, is the lone female candidate standing for the  upcoming National Council (NC) election from Dagana. She will contest against 20 male candidates. Chador Wangmo said that people in rural areas think men are more capable than women. “I want to change the mindset and be ...

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Dharma programme should be for a month: Participants

The programme is aimed at grooming youth

The ongoing dharma trogar (DT) programme at Ugyen Dorji monastery in Pasakha, Phuentsholing has proved beneficial to about 104 young students of Phuentsholing Thromde. The programme by the Institute of Science of Mind (ISM) under the Zhung Dratshang involves lectures on Buddhist spiritual values and education on mind and meditation. ...

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Additional construction leads to footpath construction delay

The delay has likely led to rise in the project cost

The construction of a six-kilometre footpath from Lungtenzampa to Babesa, which was supposed to be completed by September last year, has been delayed due to additional construction. The construction is expected to complete this month. Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said that additional projects had to be taken up such as the ...

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