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Melody makers of Pemagatshel

By Tshering The fine pieces of art that one sees in handicraft shop displays or being adorned by people is still, in Bhutan at least, made by a process that actually resembles something out of medieval times. The tools, the technique, and the setting used to create these wares lie in a charming time warp. It has to be one …

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Linked by social media

By Tshering A Yangtse farmer, Tshering Denkar, was shocked when he watched a short video clip of a Bhutanese couple sharing information of plastic cabbage. In the video, the couple warns Bhutanese to be cautious when they go vegetable shopping. They burn the layers of the big bud (cabbage) and compare with a real cabbage. Amazed by the video, the …

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Trashiyangtse sees reverse migration

By Tshering One of the biggest problems in Bhutan today is coping with rising rural-urban migration, also called Gungtong. The rising rural-urban migration has seen exodus of people from remote Dzongkhags in search of better jobs, wages, and higher standard of living and other facilities like scope for good education, health, transport and housing facilities. One of the reasons cited …

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Udzorong Central School serving ‘Kidney Bean’ porridge

By Phurpa Wangmo Udzorong Central School (UCS) in Trashigang is serving β€˜Kidney Bean’ porridge to students for the first time from the beginning of this month. This is in effort with ministry’s goal of diversifying school menu to provide nutrition rich foods in schools across the country. The Vice Principal (VP) of the school, Norbu said: β€œWe started giving kidney …

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11 and 12 year old to represent Bhutan in Moscow

By Tshering Rigzin Sonam Tenzin and Kinley Deki Yangzom will represent Bhutan in Gazprom’s Football for Friendship (F4F) in Moscow, Russia on June 12 this year. This will be Bhutan’s first ever participation in the event. Rigzin, an 11 year old student studying in class five in Loselling Middle Secondary School, Thimphu was chosen out of twenty under 15 national …

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Vice Principal detained for molesting 9 girls

By Tshering The 39 year old vice principal of a private charity school in Jemina, Thimphu has been arrested for child molestation and sexual harassment. The suspect was detained for molesting nine girls aged between 11 to 15 years old. According to the police, a complaint was received on April 6 from one of the parents stating that the vice …

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Tenants not happy with MoEA notification

By Tshering Tenants are not happy with the notification issued on Wednesday by Department of Cottage and Small Industry to vacate 32 sheds they had been occupying for several years under Changzamtog Industrial area. The notification directed them to vacate the area by June 30 this year. β€œIt came with a blow and we didn’t know how to react,” said …

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Hailstorm batters Sarpang killing hundreds of poultry birds

By Tshering Hailstorm twinned with gusty wind hits Sarpang on Thursday at around 1pm damaging houses, crops, animals and thousands of fruit trees. While there were no human casualties reported, the storm killed 710 poultry birds, injured two jersey cows and several goats. The strong wind, hailstones and heavy shower affected three gewogs of Singye, Gakiling and Shompangkha in Sarpang. …

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