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An afternoon of traditional sports and some soft touches

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were received by the President of the Bhutan Indigenous Games and Sports Association (BIGSA) Dr. Kinzang Dorji at the entrance gate and escorted to the Royal Tent where His Royal Highness Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuk greeted the Royal couple. While in …

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Three drug addicts forwarded to BNCA by RBP

Thimphu police forwarded two minors and one adult to Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) for counseling and treatment. The minors, both 16 years old, are students in Chukha while the adult, 19 years old, is a class XII passed student. The two minors are from Paga, Chukha and Lhuentse while …

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RBP to start Neighborhood Watch program

With the help of Friend of Police (FoP), RBP are coming up with a new program called Neighborhood Watch in Changjiji. This program is also a part of crime prevention measures whereby every household in one building will be keeping in touch and will be watching over the house if …

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New snail species discovered

A new and endemic species of a Bhutanese snail called Truncatellina bhutanensis has been recently documented by a team of Bhutanese researchers together with researchers from Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Netherland. This was announced during the talk on Mollusk diversity of Bhutan by Professor Edmund Gittenberger held at DoA initiated by National Biodiversity …

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Outbreak of Parvoviral Enteritis (Parvo) among dogs

A significant increase in number of dogs infected with Parvo disease has been recorded at the veterinary hospital in Chubachu, Thimphu starting from the end of the February. An average of 4-5 dogs a day, which around more than 60 dogs in a month, are detected positive for the parvoviral …

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Three more electrical incinerators for Thimphu cremation ground

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Thimphu city has recently installed three electrical incinerators at the Hejo cremation ground in March. There are now four electrical incinerators in the ground. The purchase of the incinerators, at USD 75,300 from Bangkok, Thailand, was funded by the Royal Government of Bhutan, excluding the expenditure for shipping, transportation, charges …

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MoF dismisses tax rumors and announces National Inventory

Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Dorji dismissed widespread rumors that there would be an impending vehicle tax in the upcoming budget. He said that the source of the rumors was an old news article of 2014 when a vehicle tax increase had actually happened. Meanwhile the minister announced that the Ministry …

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3 Thimphu schools bag Reading Year honors

As a tribute to the 60th birth anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo, 2015 was declared as the National Reading Year. Every school across the country took part recording the number of books read by the students. The first price was bagged by the Zilnon Namgyelling Primary School in Thimphu. …

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Bhutan joins earth hour today

Bhutan will join rest of the world in observing the Earth Hour today by switching off the lights  for 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. The day is observed on the last Saturday of March every year because it’s about the time of the spring and fall equinoxes in the northern …

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