Solar fence, traditional methods unable to keep marauders at bay

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Conflict: Although solar fences have served their purpose, villagers of Samrang gewog say there is still more to be done to combat the rampant elephant attacks on crops.

Purjang of Khenpo Karpo’s kudung to be held in Takila in June

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Thousands of devotees and well-wishers flock to Taba in Thimphu everyday to offer their last respects to the kudung (precious body) of Khenpo Karpo.

Akhanda Maha Yagya to begin tomorrow to celebrate HRH the Gyalsey’s first Birth Anniversary

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Event: A five-day Akhanda Maha Yagya (a major special religious event) will begin tomorrow at the Shivalaya Mandir in Samtse to celebrate the first Birth Anniversary of HRH the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck.

Looking ahead

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Vacation is over. It’s time for school again.

As we look ahead from this season’s tail end, Shelley comes to mind. We are very much in the winter’s icy grip, but spring, the time of rebirth, regeneration and hope, isn’t far behind.

Blacktopping of gewog centre roads in Trashigang in full swing

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Roads: Except for the gewogs of Merak and Sakteng, blacktopping works on gewog connectivity (GC) roads of nine gewogs in Trashigang are in full swing.

Policing the potholes

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Roads: If there is anything unique about the roads in Bhutan, it is the numerous potholes. While people have complained but nothing much was done until recently when a Facebook page called Bhutan Pothole Police was created.

Guides attend GNH sensitisation workshop

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GNH: The Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research organised a day-long workshop on Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Thimphu yesterday.

Bhutanese archers win four medals

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Archery: Team Bhutan won three silver and a bronze medal at the International Solidarity Archery Championship held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Police arrest student in murder case

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Crime: Thimphu police are investigating the murder of a 22-year-old man from Dagana. The incident happened on the night of January 28 near the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu.

Economic growth could hit 10.2 percent: RMA

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Debt level, however, increased by 42 percent

Report: Should the new hydropower construction and commissioning of ongoing hydropower projects ensue as scheduled, the country’s economic growth between this and the next fiscal year, is projected to grow at an average of 10.2 percent. This is according to the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA).

City takes on Club Valencia today

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Football: National champions, Thimphu City FC, kick off their 2017 season against Maldivian national champions, Club Valencia, in the first leg of the AFC Cup preliminary round (South Asia Zone) at the Changlimithang Stadium today.

Shortage of anaesthesiologists hinder epidural services

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Currently there are only two anaesthesiologists at the JDWNRH 

Health: Shortage of anaesthesiologists at the Thimphu referral hospital has hindered administration of epidural labour analgesia that was introduced free of cost since February last year.

GDP expands to Nu 132B

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GDP: While hotels and restaurants are identified as the fastest growing slice of the economy, the construction sector has experienced a noteworthy growth in double digits. Consequently,  country’s economy experienced a growth of 6.5 percent in 2015, as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded from Nu 119.5 billion to Nu 132 billion.