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Asadha Poornima, celebrating a common heritage

Staff Reporter The Embassy of India, Thimphu yesterday hosted an โ€˜In Conversationโ€™ Dialogue on the โ€œRelevance of the Teachings of Lord Buddha in the Age of Technology with prominent Bhutanese scholars who represent the Bhutan Chapter of the International Buddhist Confederation. The Chief Guest at the function was HRH Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck, a member of the esteemed Royal Family …

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A bumpy business for taxis in the capital

By Tashi Dendup The covid-19 pandemic has put a temporary brake on the transportation and aviation industry, and taxi business has fared no better. With increasing incidences of lockdowns across the country, especially in the southern Dzongkhags, taxi drivers have now started thronging the streets of Thimphu in a desperate bid to make a living. The number of taxis operating …

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Overwhelming response for the second dose

People still queued up although the programme ended seven hours, 613 individuals and 60 vials of Moderna vaccines later By Tashi Namgyal The flu clinic at the RBP helipad in Thimphu was overwhelmed with more than 600 people who came to receive their second dose of covid-19 vaccineyesterday. Although the plan was to vaccinate only around 60 people who volunteered …

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For the love of football

By Tashi Dendup He dreamt of becoming a footballer even as a kid and, despite all the odds staked against him, he continued to pursue his dream that would eventually become his ultimate goal in life. Meet Tenzin Dorji, 24, a Bhutanese international footballer who plays as a central defender for the National football team and currently plays for Druk …

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Clinging oh hopeโ€™s last strands

Residents of Phuentsholing and Samtse are hopeful that the second jab would mean the end to their prolonged suffering By Sonam Choki While the lockdown in Samtse has been partially lifted following no fresh cases for several days, the residents of Phuentsholing are clinging to their last strands of hope of getting vaccinated at the earliest and finally getting freed …

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