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Suspects behind lhakhang burglary still at large

Yami Goenba located in the desert area about four hours walk from Talo in Punakha has been burglarized. Two pairs of elephant tusks and a rhino horn were stolen. The caretaker, Lam Bitu, 55 at the time was at an official meeting in Punakha. His sister in law who went …

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Eloping lovers detained

Two lovers who eloped to Kalimpong have been detained by the Lhamoizingkha police after a formal complaint was lodged on 9 October by the wife of the man. A relative of the wife told police that the lovers were in Kalimpong. The 28 year old wife reported that her husband’s …

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Art exhibition in Thimphu

A nine day art exhibition themed “There is nothing more important than small silly things” was organized in the Voluntary Artist’s Studio (VAST), Thimphu by Atsuko Takai to promote contemporary art. Atsuko Takai has worked in Bhutan for the last one year as an art teacher in Gaselo lower secondary …

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City officials demolish a hut in vegetable market

The city corporation demolished a small hut near the vegetable market last Thursday at around 10 am. The same hut was demolished in 2007 and was reconstructed said Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee. Thimphu Thromde officials said the hut was reconstructed without proper approval by the inhabitants of the hut – …

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Potato auction fetches better price for sellers

This year the dzongkhags of Bumthang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Phobjikha, Hongtsho and Yusipang proved to be the major producers of potatoes. Everyday two to three vehicles are sent to India as per the order of contractors. The supply destinations are in Kathmandu, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Kolkata, Alipur, Tamakhaiguri, Dhowddguri, Falakata, Cooch Bihar …

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A Drumming extravaganza to hit Thimphu

Five SAARC countries of India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan will come together for a Cultural festival on Traditional Drumming in Thimphu and make it a unique SAARC cultural festival to be held in Bhutan for the first time where rhythm and tradition will embrace each other through cultural …

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