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Pornographic clips go viral

Police requests people to file complaints and cooperate with them 

Pornography: Despite three arrests and a petition filed against locally made amateur pornographic movie clips, circulation of such clips in the public domain continue to increase.

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Expanding diplomatic relations is not a priority right now: Foreign Minister

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Q&A: You are the third foreign minister in seven years. The ministry has been able to function without a minister and also without a secretary. Some would say this is because this ministry is not as important or functional as the others. How would you respond to such an observation? The absence of the minister and secretary in the foreign ministry was due to a turn of unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances.

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PM meets Tsirang residents on 11th Plan’s progress

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Visit: In the ongoing gewog visit, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday reminded the people of Damphu thromde, Kilkhorthang and Tsholingkhar gewogs in Tsirang to work hard for the development of the country and in achieving self-sufficiency.

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Mangdechu landslide update

Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said efforts are underway to rescue the trapped workers at the Mangdechu project site but it’s likely to take time because the debris are precarious and likely to slide further. About 50-60 truckloads of debris are suspected to have been washed down into the dam pit. Lyonpo ...

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ScanCafe suspends expansion

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IT Park’s most successful company is facing transportation problems for its employees

Employment: Despite a desire to employ more Bhutanese, the IT Park’s most successful company, ScanCafe, may not be able to do so until more transportation between Thimphu city and the park in Babesa is provided.

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AusAid scholarships to drop

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The Australian government is reviewing its scholarships following a budget deficit 

Education: While results of this year’s Australian development scholarships (AusAid) could be declared anytime soon, there could be a drop in the number of scholarships in the next two years.

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My Country, My Town

  • Curious shoppers: Even the bovine finds shops worth a visit. Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNB, Tingtibi
  • Off road: A milestone makes for a handy peg to which cattle may be tethered as they graze Photo by Tashi Dawa, BNBL, Tingtibi
  • For convenience’s sake: What may seem like a case of gilding the lily is actually pretty darn useful Photo by Pashupati Diyali
  • In lieu of alarm clocks: Three roosters willing and able to wake up the neighbourhood faithfully at dawn Photo by Ugyen Tshering
  • Amateur plumbing: Curious how a tap and some DIY ingenuity can add dignity to a bathroom Photo by Bidur Rai, Mountain hazelnut, Riserbu
  • Beat that, black-necked cranes! Is what this pair of cavorting goats might tell those famous birds Photo by Karma Tshering, Phuentshogling
  • Not gone but all but forgotten: Snail mail is due a comeback with the new address system in place Photo by Choidup Zangpo, MoAF, Thimphu
  • Stairwell in lieu of a shed: The housing crunch would appear to extend to the cattle population as well. Photo by Melam Dorji, Gaeddu college (BBA- final year)
  • A new leaf from an old book: Wall painting of campus done in traditional style seen in temples Photo by Tempa Rabgay, Mountain Hazelnut, Mongar