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The whole nine storeys

The Lhakhang ‘Sangay Mingyur Ling, Sekhar Gu–Thog’, will be constructed in the mold of the legendary tower, ‘nine-storey son’s house’ in Tibet which Marpa Lotsawa (11th century Buddhist saint) ordered Jetsun Milarepa to build for his son in Lhodrak district of southern Tibet. The location of the Lhakhang is at …

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Outbreak of ‘Gastroenteritis’ in Zhemgang

It would seem that the east is been beleaguered by prequels to unforeseen outbreaks, which in the end always seem to have been avoidable. This time ‘round, it’s an outbreak of ‘Gastroenteritis’ in Zhemgang Higher Secondary School (ZHSS), where 72 cases have been reported at Zhemgang’s basic health facility, the …

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Bangkok Embassy case gives a double headache to OAG

Bumrungrad is one of the the six Bangkok hospitals that had Nu 18mn in unpiad medical bills for Bhutanese patients The Office of the Attorney General is having a perplexing time with a part of the Bangkok Embassy case being forwarded to them from the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) while …

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A Festival of football

The U-14 boys from five nations — Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan – are currently taking part in the festival matches at Satdobato, Lalitpur, The festival is organized for the South region member associations of AFC at the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Complex grounds where the players …

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‘Bolo Bollywood,’ a crowded session in the Mountain Echoes

A quick and contagious murmur of ‘Circuit’ was fixated on the lips of every Bhutanese audience during the ‘Bolo Bollywood’ session of the Mountain Echoes on Monday. No, there wasn’t any electrical short circuits at the Tarayana center. It was just the Bhutanese Bollywood (Indian Film Industry) fans ogling Arshad …

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Man killed while combating forest fire

A 37-year old man died on May 17 when he plunged down a cliff while combating a raging forest fire at Chaskar in Mongar. The wildfire, which has already consumed around 300 hectares, began in the late hours of Thursday; May 14.The focus of the fire was in a ravine …

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Wild elephant tramples a man to death in Samtse

A 68-year-old man from Peljorling village under Tashicholing gewog in Samtse died on the spot after a male elephant tusker trampled him near his house yesterday. The medical report cited that the cause of death was spinal injury as the spinal cord of the deceased was broken. The incident took …

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Two-month old Takin calf rescued

The Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) officials under the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) rescued Dawala, a two-month old Takin calf last Saturday from Tshachu area in Gasa. The rescued calf was brought to the Takin preserve in Motithang and is being tended to by the experts to …

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