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Festival: The navratri festival (Durga puja) concluded at the Durga mandir in Thimphu yesterday.

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Thai firm to train Bhutanese

The MoU is expected to help in creating a skilled workforce

Cooperation: The government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SCG and the Construction Institute of Thailand (CIT) yesterday, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Rains hamper harvest in T’yangtse

Wild animals like wild boar, deer, and porcupines are also hampering the harvest

Agriculture: Farmers in Trashiyangtse are unable to harvest their paddy due to continuous light showers in the last few days. The paddy are ready for harvest and the people are waiting for a dry sunny day.

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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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My Country, My Town

  • Stealing the show: Umbrellas block the view of those behind but then it can’t be helped Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • 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