The Wangchhu river (Raidak) over Lamchey’s paddy fields

Lamchey, a village under the river

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Lamchey was once a chiwog like any other in Dagana with fertile land. Today, though, most of it is under river Wangchhu. The old farm road to Lamchey still exists. There are electric poles along this road that connects power to other areas in Lhamoizingkha. The Manitar-Lhamoizingkha highway is just five-minute’s drive away.

Never give up on troubled youth, says counselor

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Despite being a GNH country, Bhutan still witnesses children and youth who are sad and depressed, who drop school and even commit suicides, a senior counselor, Dr Gro Holm Rypestol observed at the 4th biennial Bhutan counseling conference yesterday in Thimphu.

Transport United sealed national league title undefeated

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Paro United’s home ground in Shaba is located a few kilometres away from Paro town. It has a look of a pastureland with cattle grazing. This is where BoB National League’s home matches of Paro United is happening.

Nge Tsawailama, a story of hope, aspiration and hard work

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The fictional village of Tashiling in Punakha remains etched in many Bhutanese hearts after a popular dialogue of Ap Gembo from the movie ‘Chepai Bu’. The village will yet again enthuse many Bhutanese moviegoers for its rural beauty and charm.

Forms of Address

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“There is no such thing as surname or family name in Bhutan except for the royal family and a few other families.” Dasho Rigzin Dorji’s paper, Forms of Address in Bhutan clarifies several issues that many visitors to Bhutan wonder about.

Man detained for alleged child molestation

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Thimphu police apprehended a 33-year-old man from Thim throm for alleged child molestation after the mother of the two-year-eight-month old child lodged a complaint to police.

Export of limestone powder halted for almost two years

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At a time when the government is trying to boost the country’s export, limestone export to Bangladesh is slowing down because of changes in bilateral trade agreement protocol between the two countries.

Picture story

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Clinic Expert Milan Opacic from Serbia gave three days advance basketball coaching training to coaches from seven federations and three armed force coaches. The coaching ended yesterday in Thimphu.

All about numbers?

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Registration has not yet opened and the number is likely to change. But the number of candidates aspiring to contest in the upcoming National Council elections indicates an encouraging start to the election season, at least in terms of choice.

MoWHS seeks dismissal of Gaseb Construction’s appeal

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Lawyers from the works and human settlement ministry rebutted to a compensation claim of Nu 360 million (M) by Gaseb Construction Company yesterday at the Supreme Court after the ministry terminated the contract work awarded to the company in March 2015.

Board certifies 147 counselors for practice

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Bhutan Board for Certified Counselors (BBCC) certified 147 counselors for the first time in four different categories based on their qualification and the level of training.

BICMA suspends licenses of two entertainment centres

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Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) has suspended the licenses of two entertainment centres in Thimphu for two months for operating beyond the permitted time.