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Second science and technology exhibition starts today

The second science and technology exhibition will have all the higher secondary and middle secondary schools from across the nation  participating today. According to the Principal curriculum officer of the science section, Wangpo Tenzin, the exhibition is to be conducted at eight cluster levels, grouped based on their proximity. Punakha, …

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Deeper pipelines for Dakarla

Residents of Dakarla who till now were facing water shortage will have a continuous supply of water after around 20 days when pipes and construction materials reach the village.. Dakarla Gup, Gado stated that the present water source is too small and insufficient for 115 households.On top of that, the …

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Second Mani Droendrup after last year

Gasa dzongkhag conducted Mani Droendrup on 5 April and it will  end tomorrow.Though it was conducted last year for the nation’s welfare and to prevent natural disasters, it was initiated this year, too for the aged people who cannot travel to far-away places to practice dharma.  It was consecrated by …

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Teaching considered “noble” no more

It’s the same old story again. Teaching, the so-called “noble” profession does not have many takers in Bhutan with most university graduates placing the vocation last in their list of preferences. Almost every teacher agrees that there is a huge incentive mismatch with the work load they have. “We don’t get …

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A healthy diet: what tradition prescribes

While fitness experts advise health zealots to have a “balanced diet,” the Bhutanese traditional medicine system (soba rigpa) redefines what a healthy diet and lifestyle entails. In soba rigpa, the fundamental healing philosophy revolves around the concept of three somatic humors (basic types of energy or functional principles): lung ( …

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Urban development – a major government mandate in next FYP

Over 70% of the country’s population would be residing in urban areas by 2020, according to Bhutan national urbanization strategy 2008 hence the government’s major focus in the 11th five year plan would be urban development. “The government is highly alarmed with the increasing rate of urban population,” said an …

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Three men arrested for larceny

Thimphu police have arrested three men on grounds of larceny. The suspects a 20-year old security guard from Monggar and a 20-year old driver from Wangdue  were arrested on March 30  for robbing Nu 0.5 mn from a car in Semthokha on March 21. According to the victim’s statement, he …

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