Mongar fire victims to rebuild their homes soon

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Update: Families affected by the recent fire in Mongar are yet to receive structural designs to rebuild their homes.

Construction of Mangdezam takes more than six years

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Connectivity: Construction of the Mangdezam that started six years ago near Rendhibi over the Mangdechhu in Zhemgang is still ongoing. Disagreements between the Department of Roads (DoR) and the contractor are causing the delay.

The Art of Giving raises more than Nu 500,000

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Community: As a part of the Art of Giving event held at the Voluntary Artists’ Studio in Thimphu (VAST) on November 27, more than Nu 500,000 worth of artwork, souvenirs, and silverware, among others, were auctioned.

Crime prevention, not arrests, will be measure of success: Police chief

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RBP: Some 35 police personnel including superintendents of police with various divisions and the director of the police training institute are attending the annual week-long conference in Serbithang, Thimphu, that began yesterday.

NC deliberates raising qualification for teacher trainees

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Council: After finding a number of flaws in the existing recruitment procedure of teachers, the National Council (NC) is deliberating whether teaching courses should be offered to university graduates instead of class XII graduates.

A hot topic

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A ban on imported chillies as a result of high levels of pesticides being detected and limited local supply is causing chilli prices to skyrocket in our markets.

November29-2016

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Same old, same old: Every year storm drains are cleared of…

Picture story-29

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A total of 252 Black-necked Cranes have arrived in Phobjikha…

Tsimasham’s last hope: The Bunakha hydro project

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Business: The 180MW Bunakha Hydroelectric Project is the last hope for many people of Tsimasham, Chukha, who foresee their businesses dying once the Damchhu bypass opens next year.

A competition in vocational skills

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Around 60 participants are taking part in the skills competition Skills: Dawa Choden, 24, has come all the way from the Chumey Institute of Civil Engineering in Bumthang to showcase her skills at an ongoing skills competition at the Technical Training Institute in Khuruthang, Punakha.

South Asia Health Atlas provides evidence on urgency to reach disadvantaged children

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UNICEF: UNICEF in South Asia is releasing a new South Asia Health Atlas to highlight the importance of two major health problems: tackling newborn deaths and ensuring children are fully immunised in the region, according to a UNICEF press release.

Police remind road users of using zebra crossings

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Traffic: More than a year after the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) initiated an awareness campaign on using zebra crossings, road usage decorum has increased.

Fire razes storehouse in Bumthang

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Accident: A single-storey storehouse near Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang was razed by a fire on the evening of November 26. The store belonged to Samdhen Guesthouse.