250-year Zhabdrung statue to be loaned to Bhutan

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Statue: The 250-year-old statue of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel housed in the Asiatic Society building in Kolkata is soon coming back to Bhutan albeit on loan for a year.

Police to forward battery case in Haa to OAG

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The case involves soldiers and a Haa resident 

Crime: Police in Haa conducted an investigation involving a 32-year-old Haa resident and some soldiers of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) Demo Company in Haa, who were involved in a physical altercation on October 17.

Bhutan slips in ease of doing business ranking

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Business: Bhutan has slipped two places in the “ease of doing business” ranking released last week by the World Bank.

Need to include media

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Many public institutions see media as their enemies. There could be reasons why media presence is not welcomed. But this is not a good thing for a society that strives for transparency and accountability.

Lack of administration officers hinder service delivery in Wangdue

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Management: The Nahi gewog administration officer post has remained vacant for more than two years now.

Youngest national tennis champion crowned

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Tennis: Fifteen-year-old Tenzin Singye Dorji becomes the youngest national tennis champion after winning his first national open championship in Thimphu yesterday.

Phrumsingla Park provides solar fenceing

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Agriculture: No longer required to guard their fields at night from wild animals, the people of Shingnyer are grateful to the Phrumsingla National Park (PNP) for providing them with solar fenceing.

Dzongkhalum block cleared

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Connectivity: The Trongsa-Zhemgang highway is once more open to traffic. The block in the area was cleared and the stretch opened to traffic yesterday.

Scarce resources constrain CEDAW implementation

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UN: Despite a strong commitment and efforts, Bhutan continues to face increasing challenges as a result of scarce resources amidst competing priorities and other factors in implementing the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

So that storytelling culture doesn’t die away

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Main story: In a quaint little village of Punakha more than three decades ago, a young girl lived in a traditional house with her parents, grandparents and cousins. At the end of each day, the family would gather around the hearth and listen to stories narrated by their grandparents.

Thai Style Pineapple Fried Rice

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img-20161010-wa0000 Recipe: Method: Heat oil in a wok, add ginger, chilli, curry powder and turmeric. Cook till ginger and curry powder releases its aroma (1 minute). And in the vegetable and rice, toss thoroughly till each grain is coated with the curry oil mixture. Season with salt and sweet soy sauce. Add in the roasted cashew nuts toss for another 1 minute and serve hot. Cooked Basmati Rice: 150gms

Tshechu – touching the sacred

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Youth in focus: Hi Lam, we are now in tshechu season. I’ve been attending the dances since I was a child, but I’m not sure why. Everyone tells me that seeing them is auspicious, but I’m not sure what that means and why it is auspicious. Can you give me a simple explanation? Thanks.    ST, Thimphu