Spring’s come and, with it, feast of fashion

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MAIN STORY: Spring is here. One can notice the beginning of this beautiful season as trees, which were once barren and drab, are now enveloped with a layer of hopeful green. And with spring come other changes, particularly in the fashion industry.

Gho – a truly Bhutanese statement

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kidp SIDE: While the rest of the world is seeing a revolution when it comes to fashion, the traditional dress for Bhutanese men, gho, has somehow remained at a standstill with hardly any changes over the years.

Knowing your workout progress

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HEALTH AND FITNESS: Dear Sir, I have been training for six months. My goal, as most people, is to build muscle and lose fat.  I am unable to tell for sure, whether I am progressing or not. How do I know whether I am progressing?  Tshewang Dorji  20 years old 

Nangpa and Intention

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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Buddhists in Bhutan and the Himalayas normally call themselves Nangpa (ནང་པ་) or insiders. They trace the origin of their existence to the mind and find the meaning of life in the inner state of the mind.

Ambiguity about thrompon’s tenure confuses Gelephu

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Works and human settlement ministry clarifies that full term of thrompon has been completed despite five-year term not ending 

LG: The first sitting of the thromde tshogde for the second term of the elected members in Gelephu was conducted, yesterday.

Good men cometh, from afar

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Changcha: Rogues all – nine of them – come throwing themselves sincerely prostrate, hitting their stony forehead on the hard, burning asphalt – rogues – they come.

Hear the growing voices?

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We are faced with such a scandalous paradox that is so absurd we seem to have long given up making any sense of it.

More than 700 employed at IT park today

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Employment: More than 700 Bhutanese are now employed at the IT park, its operator Thimphu TechPark Ltd (TTPL) announced, last week.

BKP backs govt.’s Rising East policy

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Politics: The government’s Rising East Policy has got some support from among the political parties with the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party (BKP) approving the initiative.

Making the most of the pleasant weather

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Phuentsholing’s hotels thrive on conferences and workshops in winter

Hotels: It is spring and Phuentsholing is getting hotter. Very soon, the business hub of the country will not be as busy as it was for the past many weeks.

MoHCA seeks more people and money to fulfil Plan

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Construction of Lingzhi Dzong deferred to 12th Plan

MTR: Human resource shortage and inadequate budget were two major challenges for the home ministry in meeting its 11th Plan goals, officials reported during its mid-term review yesterday.

Village demands dump site relocated

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But the dzongkhag is standing firm and will not consider a relocation

Trash: Although a new dumpsite has aided Pemagatshel town to combat waste problems, it has become an eyesore for Chungkar villagers in Zobel gewog.

Athletes recognized

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Award: Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) President, His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, granted cash soelras to the medal winners of the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) yesterday.