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First women’s T20 Club Championship in full swing

By Tshering The first ever Women’s T20 Club Championship in Bhutan in collaboration with UNICEF, India Bhutan Foundation and International Cricket Council started yesterday in Thimphu. A total of six teams, representing the districts are taking part with two teams from Thimphu. A total of 16 matches will be played and all matches will be played at the Pelkhil School …

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More than 1,000 households drinking contaminated water

By Tshering Not long ago, Ngabiphu was a secluded place. It was a place where people from Bap Lhakha would graze their cattle, collect leaf litter and firewood. The Ngabirongchu (stream) flows by- clean and clear. The stream is tapped at several places to supply drinking water to more than four villages in what is today south Thimphu throm. The …

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PoS service: Miles to go

Not many are aware of the facility and poor Internet is affecting transaction   By Kinley Yonten There is a long line of cars at the fuel station. The lady in front takes out her card from her clutch. She swipes it once and does it again and again. The drivers behind her are losing patience. They let her and …

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Thimphu City defends title in style

Club has not lost a single game this year   By Tshering Thimphu City FC defended the Pepsi Thimphu League title in style. They beat Transport United yesterday at Changlimithang stadium becoming the first team to have won a league title without a single defeat. Thimphu City FC lifted their first Thimphu A-League title last year with a staggering 44 …

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Something is not right

Something is not going right in the country today even as our attention is distracted by the war of words between our two giant neighbours in the northern boundary. While many are engaged or closely following the developments that is sensationalized by the regional media, it is good to take stock of what is happening within the boundary. We will …

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Equipping people to repair wheelchairs

By Kinley Yonten The ministry of health conducted a training to make parents of children with disabilities to repair wheelchair and their maintenance. The initial five-day training was held in Thimphu Referral Hospital with 13 people including biomedical engineering, physiotherapy staff and parents of children with disabilities participating. They were also taught how to assemble and de-assemble complex postural wheelchairs …

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Bhutan has highest number of adolescent tobacco users in SEA region

By Kinley Yonten Despite the ban of tobacco sales in the country, Bhutan has the highest number of adolescent tobacco users in South-East Asia. This was highlighted in a World Health Organization regional report on mental health status of adolescents. Bhutan has 24.6 percent smokers and 29.3 percent of adolescents using other tobacco products in the region. According to the …

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Youth camp in full swing

By Tshering A total of 80 youth, 40 male and 40 female along with eight escort teachers from 20 dzongkhags are in the capital Thfor the 10th Golden Youth Award Camp. Organised by the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF), the weeklong Golden Youth Award camp started from July 5. The participants are the representatives from 20 dzongkhags who will be …

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BEHOLD THE BHUTANESE STARS…

Dechen Wangmo, a-24-year-old from Yoeseltshe, Samtse is a cricketer and a goalie. She started playing cricket in 2007. She is a National Cricket team captain and the first Bhutanese woman to score a half century in an international tournament. She is a all rounder and played matches in Kuwait, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and India. She is currently playing as a …

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Football fans not happy with the national team

By Tshering The Bhutanese National Football team lost to Maldives 2-0 in the second game of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers on Tuesday at the Changlimithang Stadium. Bhutanese fans were yet again disappointed with some raising eyebrows at the authority. Speaking to Bhutan Today, a resort manager in Paro, Sangay Dendup said we always see the same players against …

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