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Traditional warriors retell war with Tibet

The gups and pazaps here are headed home who were at the Dzong for the ongoing six-day Punakha Domchoe. Pazaps; people dressed as traditional warriors  from five gewogs  in Punakha and three gewogs in Thimphu descended around the Punakha Dzong on Feb 28 evening. Dressed in battle gear, the 136 …

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From a cattle shed to a proper classroom

The students of Naro gewog will be having a proper school after the construction of anew building started. Till now, the school which had till Class III was using  in a cattle shed made of mud and stone. Last year, the school had 11 students and one teacher. This year, …

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Goenpa threatened by wild life to be relocated

Retsho Goenpa which was built by Drubthrob Samten Nidup will be relocated to Guentsephu. In the past the route to the goenpa was used as a bypass between Tibet and Bhutan. Presently, the Goenpa is  around  three to four hours’ walk  away from the nearest human settlement. The wild life …

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BHU nearer than hospital

Before, the people of Goenshari community had to travel all the way to Punakha Hospital,  to get treated for serious illnesses since they had only an outreach clinic at their village to cater totheir medical needs. But now, the outreach clinic will be upgraded so that people can have more …

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A water source 4km away

Three kilometers of the 10-km farm road construction from Kalapang to Resa have been completed.  To overcome shortage of water, the Gewog is  also renovating its water source which is four kilometers away from the village. About 30 people will benefit from the construction fo the farm road

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Lyonpo Nandalal Rai attends Puran Puja

A five-day Puran puja, Moenlem Chenmo in Buddhist parlance, conducted for the wellbeing of the king, the people and the country by the Hindu community ended yesterday. The puja was attended by communications minister, Lyonpo Nandalal Rai. The puja was  inaugurated by Dzongdag Pemba Wangchuk in the presence of Dzongrab …

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