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Japanese tourists wish the fourth Druk Gyalpo happy birthday

A group of 10 Japanese tourists are in the country to pay their gratitude to their Majesties for visiting the Tsunami affected area in 2011. The visitors are here also to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of the forth King. The visitors who are on a four day visit to Bhutan are alumni of the …
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His Majesty the King graces Imtrat Mela

  Their Majesties also inaugurated a herbal garden dedicated to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. Fair: His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyalytsuen graced the two day Imtrat mela (fair) in Haa in commemoration of the 60th birth anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo this year. Welcoming their Majesties, the General Staff …
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CM’s visit to boost tourist arrivals from India

Tourism: Tourist arrival from India, especially from the state of west Bengal, is expected to increase with the visit of the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Bhutan. Speaking to journalists after the meeting with the Chief Minister at the Gyalyong Tshokhang on Monday, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said Bhutan saw increased tourist arrivals especially …
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Bhutan hopes to triumph over Hongkong

  Football: Bhutans football team will take on Hongkong in the first game of the second round of the world cup qualifiers in Hongkong on June 11. The Bhutanese team arrived in Hongkong yesterday for the big game after a week long practise and acclimatization session in Bangkok. Defender Karun Gurung  of the National team …
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Exhibition opens to public

  Museum: her Royal Highness princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck opened the exhibition, ‘A tribute to His Majesty Drugyal Zhipa’ to the public yesterday at the Royal Academy Textile. The exhibition showcases some 24 artifacts including namzhas, crowns, photographs and other memorabilia of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo from the museum’s permanent collection and loans …
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Juvenile bear rescued from Baylangdra

  Rescue: Forest officials rescued a juvenile bear from Baylangdra in Kashi Gewog, wangdi, on June 5th. Wangdue forest division’s deputy chief forest officer tashi Dhendup said the bear was 2 months old. “We suspect that poachers  might have killed the mother bear and left the juvenile alone in the forest, ” he said. He …
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His Majesty meets the people of Sakteng

  Visit : His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen spent three days in Sakteng, arriving from Merak on the evening of May 27. Their Majesties trekked from Merak to Sakteng over the ancient route connecting the two famous villages, over the dreaded Nyakchungla pass, 4200 meters above sea level. having also spent …
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Prepared for earthquake response :Home Minister

Quake: Bhutan is prepared in terms of response and relief but needs to strengthen its coordination and technical expertise should an earthquake strike the country, home minister Damcho Dorji said. The tremors of the second earthquake that struck Nepal on May 12 collapsed a classroom wall in Lingzhi primary school, Thimphu and jolted the Cabinet to …
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Second quake hits Nepal as first batch of Bhutan’s medical team returns

Disaster: Just as the first returning batch of the Bhutanese medical relief team in Nepal entered Thimphu, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck Nepal yesterday. The remaining 52 members of the Bhutanese medical team, who are based in Trishuli, Nuwakot district, were reported safe, yesterday. As a result of the earthquake, the Nepal …
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Bhutans Medical Team in the thick of Action

217 earthquake victims treated as of yesterday Nepal Quake: Bhutan’s medical team based in Nepal has treated 217 earthquake victims as of yesterday, according to the Bhutan4Nepal control room. On Tuesday, 86 earthquake victims were treated with nine receiving surgeries. Yesterday,  the team treated 131 victims, with some of them receiving minor surgeries, according to the media …
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