Alcohol – The good, the bad and the ugly sides of drinking [Part Four]

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Taking the holistic view of a really old habit that just won’t quit  The seven stages of man (with apologies to William Shakespeare) under the influence  THERE being a parallel of sorts between the phases a drunk goes through and th

The clay statue maker of Ramtogtok

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The artist plans to make statues affordable for every Bhutanese 

Sculpture: Six years ago when Kuenga had accompanied his uncle for a pilgrimage to Kathmandu, Nepal, he had little idea that the trip would make such an impact on his life.

Winning students receive scholarships, gadgets, at end of IT competition

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The competition was organized as part of the Chiphen Rigpel project 

ICT: Biren Sharma and Yogesh Sharma, both students of Peljorling Higher Secondary School (HSS) in Samtse, were declared the winners of the Chiphen Rigpel Digital Champ competition and as a result won full scholarships to pursue their graduate education at the NIIT University in India, yesterday.

Bhutan Lottery to start next year

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Support of World Lottery Association sought for future expansion

SOE: The government would provide a seed money of about Nu 100 million as paid up capital to the Royal Bhutan Lottery Limited to enable it to start the lottery business from the first quarter of 2016.

The challenges of maintaining traditional architecture

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The issue was discussed during a panel discussion held this week in Thimphu

Infrastructure: Issues related to meeting traditional architectural requirements vis-a-vis contemporary building materials and methods, which seek to minimize building costs, were raised in a panel discussion organized by Helvetas on Tuesday.

Curtain falls on Paro thromde issue

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NC will not take up the issue after NA declined it recently

Thromde: The Paro thromde issue is now closed as the National Council (NC) will not take up the issue as the House cannot deliberate on it separately.

Farmers upset with poor potato prices

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A bumper harvest in India is attributed for the drastic drop in prices

Harvest: The plummeting potato prices by almost seven times at the auction yard in Phuentsholing this year has come as a big blow to farmers, with some varieties even failing to meet the transportation costs.

Newborn found abandoned

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Crime: Thimphu police are looking for the parents of a newborn who was found abandoned in a park below Voluntary Artists’ Studio in Thimphu (VAST) on October 11.

Man detained for locking up wife and mother-in-law

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While another man has been locked up for smuggling in tobacco products

Crime: Samdrupjongkhar police on October 26 arrested a 78-year-old man from Dewathang after his 75-year-old wife complained about him harassing her and her mother under the influence of alcohol and for locking them inside the house every day.

A social malaise?

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Drug addiction is becoming a serious problem in the country. One doesn’t need surveys and statistics to bolster one’s argument. Walk along major towns at night, especially, and it is all too apparent.

Hazelnut arrives in Chukha

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Agriculture: It is about four months, 20 farmers in Bjachho gewog’s Bjachho village have planted about 30 acres of hazelnut in their fallow land. Although the villagers are unsure how the nut trees would grow, many are still interested in trying out the plant.

Former Royal Advisory Councillor sentenced

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Breaking News: The former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen, was sentenced to three years of non-compoundable prison term this morning by the High Court in connection with illegal land transfer case. He was handed over to police after the High Court passed its verdict about an hour ago.

Royal Wedding anniversary golf tournament concludes

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Sports: Lt Col Kuenzang Jamtsho of the Royal Body Guard bagged the first position in the net category and Dechen Ugyen, 23, in the gross category in the Royal Wedding Anniversary Golf Tournament, which concluded on October 25.