The growing café culture in urban Bhutan

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MAIN STORY:   THIMPHU – It’s grey, so grey, the weather. And cold. The city looks as though it’s been gripped by cold wave that’s sweeping across continents, leaving behind grim reality of fragile human lives.

Best ways to “sculpt” arms

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HEALTH AND FITNESS: What is the best exercise to tone and shape one’s arms? What kind of equipment should one use if one is at the gym or at home?  Tashi, Thimphu.

Nyingma Gyubum

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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Nyingma Gyubum (རྙིང་མ་རྒྱུད་འབུམ་) or the Collected Tantras of the Nyingma School is a canonical collection of esoteric tantric texts which are mostly left out of the bipartite Himalayan Buddhist canon of Kagyur and Tengyur.

Sacred kurims conducted for The Gyalsey’s birth

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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen in the best of her health  Royal Birth: A sacred kurim is being simultaneously conducted in dzongs and important monasteries across the country for the well being of His Majesty the King and for the good health of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen as the nation joyfully awaits the birth of the Gyalsey.

IT park running out of space

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FDI:In what could rid its image as a white elephant, there are more than 600 Bhutanese employed at the IT park today and almost all of its office space has been rented out.

Two patients robbed, suspect caught on CCTV camera

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Culprit still at large

Crime: Police are on the look out for a man who had robbed two patients at the Thimphu national referral hospital in the early hours of January 24.

Manitar-Lhamoizingkha highway to cut travel time

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New road to ensure safety of travellers between P’ling and Lhamoizingkha

Road: The much-awaited 53km Manitar-Lhamoizingkha highway is finally open to traffic giving Lhamoizingkha an internal road connection and reducing travel distance to Phuentsholing, Thimphu, and Samdrupjongkhar.

Containing crime is every bit our responsibility

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As we head into the New Year, nothing can be more savoury than the news that there has been a remarkable decrease in crime rate in the country.

346 inmates released from open-air prisons

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Another 336 inmates received remission

OAP: With the establishment of the open-air prison system since 2013, a total of 528 inmates were deployed in open-air prisons until last month.

Drug related cases drop in 2015

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Police and BNCA determined to continue their fight against drugs

Crime: The Royal Bhutan Police is determined to fight against drugs with the nationwide drug crackdown that began on December 2, 2013 to continue.

South Thimphu roads set for major fix

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ADB’s grant to come to the city’s rescue

Infrastructure: The critically damaged roads and drainage system in and around Olakha, Changbandu, Semtokha and Babesa would get a facelift within months, Thimphu thromde officials said.

Bumthang step up GLOF mitigation works

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Tsamba trail to be repaired soon

Flood: In a few days, villagers from Chokhortoe in Bumthang would hike to higher mountains in Petsho to repair the Tsamba trail after floods upstream of Chamkharchhu flooded the valley in 2004.

A Review of Sikkim, Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

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Sikkim-Requiem-reviewThis is a book Bhutanese must read for many reasons. It is a gripping historical tragedy told by a master storyteller and researcher.