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JDWNRH conducts Mass Simulation Drill for first time

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Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital conducted a Mass Simulation earthquake drill on 21 September, the first of its kind involving the whole hospital.  The main objective was to test its Contingency plan for Emergencies and Disasters and also to stimulate and create awareness amongst hospital staff. The other objectives …

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International Day of Democracy celebrated

The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy marked the International Day of Democracy in the capital yesterday by launching a television series called Jurwa, ‘Changing Times’ and a music video called ‘Dear Prime Minister.” The television series and the music video was screened to the audiences which comprised of members …

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An exhibition to celebrate the unique trima patterns

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The Royal Textile Academy (RTA) and the Textile Museum under the Department of Culture collaborated to organize an exhibition on trima, discontinuous weft pattern which is a highly sophisticated technique required to produce an extremely intricate and elaborate motifs while weaving. Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuk officially inaugurated the …

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2,236 capsules of SP+ seized in 2 weeks

Thimphu police have seized 2,236 capsules of SP+, 30 tablets of N10 and 42.23 grams of Hashish in two weeks time, from 26 August to 7. In connection to this, Thimphu police have apprehended 26 suspects including 3 women. Of the 26 arrests, 11 people who are arrested for drug …

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RBP marks 52nd Raising Day

On its 52nd Police Raising Day in Thimphu the Chief of Police (CoP) drew attention to the use of technology to curb crime, recognizing personnel with limited education and increasing years of training for a more capable force. He said that although they are only 4000 police personnel in the …

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Resurrecting Terton Pema Lingpa

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While most of the spiritual masters like Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Thang Thong Gyalpo are from Tibet, the greatest spiritual leader from Bhutan is Terton Pema Lingpa. Pawo Choyning Dorji who is a photographer, filmmaker and the author revived the invaluable contributions of Terton Pema Lingpa in …

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Pasakha residents get worried every monsoon

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Monsoon is a season of stress for many parts of the country with rivers flooding, landslides and roadblocks. One such location is the industrial town of Pasakha, 18 kms from Phuentsholing. Methay, a businessman from Pasakha, said outgoing and incoming vehicle gets stranded for one to two days due to …

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APIC to soon start construction

The development of a craft village in Changzamdongthang, Thimphu, by the agency for promotion of indigenous craft (APIC), is yet to begin because of road diversion work, which is expected to be completed within five months. APIC is now asking for its allotted five acres of land in Changzamdongthang, which …

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Open defecation at Kuenselphodrang

Open defecation and waste issues have literally taken over Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu, where thousands of devotees including trulkus, lams, monks, lay monks, nuns and residents from across the country have gathered to receive oral transmission and empowerment of Kanjur, the teachings of the Lord Buddha from His Holiness the 70th …

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Health and Happiness campaign for a drug free Bhutan

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To reach out to the commuters and drivers in specific and the general public at large, the Chithuen Phendey Association organized a drug and alcohol free advocacy program. Over 100 vegetable vendors of Centenary Farmer Market and the Thimphu Thrompon joined the campaign to create awareness on Drugs and Alcohol …

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