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Wife asks husband to replace teeth he boxed

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has charged a man for battering his wife over suspected illicit marital affairs. On April 3, the wife received a call from an unknown number. In the first instance, the man on the other end of the phone said that he was from …

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Dhaka hosts South Asia parliamentarian platform for children

To strengthen opportunities for children in the first two decades of their lives, the South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 2 and 3. Parliamentarians from across the region discussed the need for stronger commitment and investment in children and adolescents. A press release …

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Tsangkha residents await Babithang-Tsangkha road improvement

At least Nu 0.2M is spent annually to maintain the road

Almost five months after the works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden, agreed to look into the maintenance of Babithang-Tsangkha road in Dagana, local residents say nothing is being done on the ground. Residents claimed that they appealed to lyonpo Dorji Choden to improve the road when she visited the …

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JDWNRH celebrates first foundation day

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the celebration to mark the first foundation day of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu yesterday. The foundation day was held coinciding with the birth anniversary of the Third King.

Sixty-two years after the first hospital opened at Langjophakha in Thimphu and coinciding with the birth anniversary of the Third King, the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) celebrated its first foundation day yesterday. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck graced the foundation day celebration. A series of …

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mPowerYouth registers 122 cases in three years

Academic stress is one of the main issues students share on mPowerYouth, a mobile application that the department of youth and sports (DYS) developed to enhance access to public service delivery for care services among youth. Of the 122 who registered for counselling through the app since September 2015, about …

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YANA taxi app launched 

A passenger has the option to pay in cash or through e-wallet services

A week after an app was launched to avail taxi service online, the Bhutan Taxi Association (BTA) launched an app called YANA taxi app, claiming that the new app has features that will not only benefit the passengers but also the drivers. BTA members say their app is aimed to …

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Sherubtse observes teachers’ day

Teachers play a game of musical chair at Sherbutse College in Kanglung, Trashigang

Sherubtse’s Arts and Humanity forum bagged the first position in the cultural competition organised to observe Teachers’ Day at Sherubtse College in Kanglung yesterday. The competition (on rigsar songs) was held between the four forums for the first time this year. Until last year, the competition was held between various …

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Chumey mini hydropower plant re-commissioned

The Chumey Mini Hydropower Plant was first commissioned on December 14, 1989

Coinciding with the golden jubilee anniversary celebrations of formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India, the Chumey Mini Hydropower Plant in Bumthang was re-commissioned yesterday. HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck graced the event, a press release from Bhutan Power Corporation states. The Chumey Mini Hydropower Plant was first commissioned on …

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Tendruk gewog in Samtse celebrated the birth anniversary of the Third Druk Gyalpo, which is also observed as Teachers’ Day yesterday by distributing 2,750 tree saplings to the villagers

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CST students learn to construct smart toilets

Sustainable Portable Toilet: The team showcases its model

More than 100 students from the College of Science and Technology (CST) in Phuentsholing now have an experience of constructing smart toilets. They learnt the skill through the smart toilet innovation challenge organised at the college yesterday. Bhutan Toilet Organisation (BTO) in partnership with a rotary club from Japan, the …

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Bhutanese living in Jaigaon await housing colony

A Bhutanese student who lives in Jaigaon across the Phuentsholing border wades through a flooded road at Chinese Lane yesterday

Torrential rain floods the Chinese Lane road that separates Phuentsholing and Jaigaon. It is 3:30pm. Women wade through the knee-deep floodwater on the road to the lane’s gate to pick up their children from school.  Sherab Tshomo, 39, has found a shed under a roof extended from a shop. “I …

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