His Holiness the Je Khenpo administers Tshewang in Bumthang

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At least 10,000 devotees received Tshewang from His Holiness the Je Khenpo at the Chamkhar public ground in Bumthang yesterday.

Carjackers target Boleros in P’ling

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Since 2015, 10 Boleros were reported stolen in Phuentsholing, with two reported stolen just this month. Both are yet to be traced or recovered.

TCB clears tour guide of sexual harassment and fraud charges

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The penalty of Nu 10,000, which the Tourism Council of Bhutan imposed on a tour guide on April 14, was for breaching two sections of the guides’ code of conduct by being in a relationship with the tourist and soliciting money, and not for alleged sexual harassment, fraud and providing the tourist non-prescribed antibiotics.

Promoting innovation and creativity 

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Recognising their innovation, an incense maker, a milk processing unit, a baker, and a traditional paper maker, bagged awards at the Bhutan Enterprise Awards coinciding with the World Intellectual Property (IP) day in Thimphu yesterday.

Her Majesty in Lhuentse

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Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck met the students and teachers of Tangmachu Central School, Lhuentse HSS, Minji MSS and Autsho MSS on April 25 during Her Majesty’s High Level Advocacy Tour

His Majesty The King in Punakha

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His Majesty The King yesterday visited the homes and met with the people of Sirigang in Kabjisa, Punakha, who were affected by a windstorm last week.

BBIN rises again

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The BBIN motor vehicle agreement is back on the agenda for an upcoming joint session of Parliament where it will be put to a vote.

Flash flood cuts off Gasa

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Gasa is once again cut off after a flash flood washed away a section of road at Tashithang along the Punakha-Gasa highway on the night of April 25.

Eutok monastic school upgraded to a college

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Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck inaugurated the up gradation of the Eutok Samdrupcholing monastic school in Paro to a college on April 21.

Norzin Lam community opposes 15-minute parking rule

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About 30 house owners and shopkeepers of Norzin Lam approached the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) yesterday and alleged that the thromde did not consult them nor did they agree to the proposed 15-minute parking limit for vehicles on the street

Je Khenpo performs Sinoen ritual

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo performed the Sinoen ritual at a choeten (stupa) that is painted black and stands between Chamkhar town and the bridge yesterday.

Pemagatshel declared malaria free

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Pemagatshel dzongkhag was awarded a certificate for not reporting a single case of locally transmitted malaria in the last four years. The recognition was awarded yesterday in Nganglam where the World Malaria Day, themed “End Malaria for Good,” was observed.

Keep SP+ away

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How hard is it to determine that SP+ is among the controlled substances? The main content of Spasmo Proxyvon (SP) may be dextropropoxyphene and tramadol of SP+. But both contents have the same effect on users. If SP is listed among controlled substances, why is SP+ not?