Shema-Gangkha villages get a READ center

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Facility: Shema and Gangkha villages in Chapcha gewog, Chukha inaugurated a new READ center in a simple ceremony yesterday.

Tourist and a guide drowns in Mebartsho

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Breaking news: A 66-year-old tourist and a guide, 26, drowned…

International conference on GNH begins today

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GNH: The largest ever conference on Gross National Happiness held in Bhutan, comprising of more than 110 experts in various fields and around 500 international participants, begins today in Paro.

Four JV projects to raise Nu 140B loan

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The project authorities would be exploring the Indian financial market

Hydropower: An investment of around Nu 200B, almost twice the size of country’s economy, would be pumped into the four joint venture (JV) projects combined.

Knowing the neighbour better

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Students from Assam and Samdrupjongkhar schools calls for more interactions 

Seminar: Across the Samdrupjongkhar gate is Assam, Bhutan’s closest neighbouring state in the east where Bhutanese and Assamese interact on a daily basis. Besides the daily interaction, mostly for trade, young Assamese don’t know much about their neighbour.

Managing the crowd

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It was not the mantras or sutras that was reverberating from the hills surrounding Thimphu yesterday afternoon. It was the frantic requests of a monk appealing to the crowd to settle down and behave, as the Memorial Choeten where a wang ceremony was held got crowded.

Parliament’s winter session begins today

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Two new bills to be introduced 

Parliament: The winter session of Parliament that begins from today will take up among others the controversial section on consensual sex between children of 16 years and above in the Penal Code of Bhutan.

Rampant violation of tourism rules, finds TCB

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A monitoring team visited trekking routes and tourist sites in Paro and Thimphu

Regulations: At almost three cases a day, the Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) monitoring team found 35 cases of tour operators and guides violating the tourism rules and regulations during a 12-day random inspection.

Urgent Run campaign to improve state of public toilets

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Bhutan Toilet Organisation’s 120 members across the country will clean and maintain all public toilets

Volunteer: In another two weeks, Bhutan Toilet Organisation would have thoroughly cleaned and maintained all urban public toilets across the country.

JDWNRH installs new Medicine Buddha statues

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Consecration: A five feet tall statue of four Medicine Buddha statues at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu was consecrated yesterday.

Zhabdrung Phuensum Tshogpa Thongdrol consecrated

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DSC_7166 Consecration: Tsuglag Lopen Samten Dorji consecrated the Zhabdrung Phuensum Tshogpa Thongdrol at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Chubachu, Thimphu yesterday.