Heat dries up paddy fields in Lhamoizingkha

At Kuendrelthang, the paddy fields have dried up and the soil hardened

With temperatures soaring above 36 degree Celsius and no sign of rain, farmers in Lhamoizingkha are worried that the heat is damaging their paddy plants. Farmers say it had not rained for a week. The highest temperature recorded in the locality was yesterday where it reached 39 degree Celsius. At …

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Bhutan optimistic to win medals at the 18th Asian Games

Team Bhutan led by flag bearer, Karma (recurve archer) during the opening parade of the Asian Games in Indonesia

Twenty-four athletes and seven coaches from four national federations are representing Bhutan at the 18th Asian Games that began in Jakarta, Indonesia, since August 18. Save for golf, the three disciplines – archery, boxing and taekwondo were selected for the games based on their performances during the 12th South Asian …

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India wins SAFF U-15 women’s championship for the first time

Bhutan beat Nepal 4-3 on penalty shoot out to clinch the third spot in South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) women’s championship 2018 in Changlingmithang, Thimphu on August 18. The match saw Bhutan’s Yeshey Bidha play critical role, scoring an equaliser at the 66th minute. Bhutan’s goalkeeper Kinzang Dema saved two …

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Former Indian PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away yesterday. (Photo: Mumbai Live)

The former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away yesterday in New Delhi, India. He was 93. He was born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior, central India. He was named President of the BJP in 1980. The late Prime Minister had a long association with Bhutan since …

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Drug cases increase despite strict laws

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) saw an increase of more than 76 percent in the number of cases related to drugs in the past two years. Police had referred 474 drug-related cases last year, excluding tobacco, and 363 cases in 2016. Looking at the statistics of drugs offences …

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Market value of shares touch Nu 31B

The total market value of shares in the country has increased from Nu 28B in mid June to Nu 31.29B today, up by over Nu 3B in a period of about two months. Market capitalisation, which is the total worth of shares at prevailing market price, has touched record high. …

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No shortage at JDWNRH blood bank

While the health ministry had posted on its Facebook page on August 10 that the national referral hospital in Thimphu is in need of blood, the hospital said it has enough blood in their blood bank. The facebook post had urged people to come and donate blood for good cause. …

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Recognising the issue of growing waste in the core city areas, the labour ministry in collaboration with the National Environment Commission, Bhutan Red Cross Society, and Thimphu Thromde conducted a cleaning campaign yesterday engaging about 2,000 graduates. More than eight tonnes of waste was collected according to Thimphu Thromde. The …

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Food poisoning likely cause of illness

Students of Kuenzangling Central School have been sentisied on health issues (Photo: Singye Dorji)

Four days after Kuenzangling Central School in Trashiyantse reported students suffering from acute Gastroenteritis, the infection has been largely contained, officials said. The school’s principal, Karma Tshering, said three students reported sick on August 13. The school saw eight more cases on August 14, who were taken for medical checkup …

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Being apolitical

When Bhutan was preparing for its first parliamentary elections, civil servants were mandated to remain apolitical. They must not attend political meetings. Then, the question civil servants asked was what does being apolitical mean? Today, as the country prepares for the third national assembly elections the same rules, perhaps with …

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