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Farm shops opened in Gasa Dzongkhag

A Farm shop each in Khatoed and Khamoed Gewogs were were opened on Friday. The chief guest for the occasions was the MP of Khamoed Lunana. A release from the Dzongkhag said, “Farm shops will transform our farming from subsistence to commercial through increased production with guaranteed markets, better provision …

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Building quake proof and cheaper bamboo houses

Against the backdrop of a major earthquake expected in the region, the Department of Forests and Park Services is trying to popularize houses built with bamboo, which is supposedly a safe and resilient structure. In addition, a bamboo house is considered to be a cheap alternative to the conventional house …

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Social media used to trick couple about US jobs

Thimphu police arrested a 30-year-old man from Khudumpang, Trashigang for larceny with deception and forgery. The victim, Kinley, said she came across a post made by the suspect on social media (Facebook) advertising a requirement for both male and female candidates to work in California, USA. In addition, the post …

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Social media and winning the US Presidential elections

The 2013 General Elections in Bhutan saw social media playing a major role with supporters of both parties using it in both positive and negative ways. This seems to be part of a global trend with the United States Presidential race, since 2008, being the global trendsetter with both Democratic …

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Multiple Cars damaged in Thimphu by miscreant

Thimphu police arrested a 21-year-old man on April 28th at around 1:30 am after an initial complaint of car damage in “Hong Kong market” road was filed with the police.  Upon inspection, the police found eight more cars damaged in the same locality with no culprit in sight. All the …

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HM Offers Sandalwood Boxes to Chari Monastery

His Majesty The King on 10th April offered 6 sandalwood boxes to the Chari Monastery. The sandalwood boxes will be used to store the precious relics in the monastery, including the treasures of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. His Majesty personally carried one of the 55-kg boxes up to the monastery, which …

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