Ngatshang and Mongar gewogs reach knockout round

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Archery: Ngatshang and Mongar gewog teams have qualified for the knockout round of the Khesar Gyalpo Archery Tournament, which begins on October 10.

Forest and wildlife crime on the rise

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The unpredictable nature of such crimes makes it a challenge to detect 

Resources: Despite frequent patrolling and active vigil, crimes related to forest have been on the rise.

ABTO seeks online permit for regional tourists

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Digitalising the process would save time and resources at the Phuentsholing border 

Tourism: Regional tourists will be able to process tourist permit online if the government agrees to the request from the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO).

No takers for hardware and pharmaceutical items

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Only alcoholic beverages were sold in the fourth auction that was held yesterday 

ACC: Hardware and pharmaceutical goods worth Nu 6.08 million (M) did not see any takers at another phase of auction held yesterday in Phuentsholing. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its investigation related to tax evasion and other related corruption in Phuentsholing this year had seized these goods.

Bhutan is a carbon negative country- PM

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UN: Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay took part in a series of side events of the UN SDG Summit-2015 on September 27 in New York.

Learning the new goals

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A weeklong programme has begun to inform children about the new international development goals 

SDGs: In a week starting yesterday, students in schools across the country will learn about the new development goals that the United Nations member countries adopted on September 25.

Filling the (import) gap

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The statistics coming out on the export and import of essential food items is not very encouraging. This is because if we are deep in the red in terms of trade deficit, it is becoming worse.

Rabies cases under control

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Disease: More than 500 dogs were registered and vaccinated against rabies in different locations in the capital on World Rabies Day yesterday. About 141 dogs were vaccinated at the National Animal Hospital in Chubachu alone.

Happiness defined through 4,290 photographs

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The Council encourages submissions from foreign participants to diversify the meaning of happiness

TCB: With an entry of about 70 photographs a day, the Bhutan Photo Campaign, Happiness is… that the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) launched in July received 4,290 entries of yesterday.

Four schools come together for a reading fiesta

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The move was to learn from each other and celebrate the national reading year 

Education: For the first time in Sarpang dzongkhag, four schools jointly celebrated the national reading year through a reading fiesta on September 26.

Merchandise delays basketball tournament

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Basketball: The Coco Cola Interdepartmental Basketball Tournament that was supposed to begin yesterday has been deferred to October 1, as the required equipment has not arrived.