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Reclaiming fallow land for farming

More than 200 acres have been reclaimed by the agriculture ministry so far
Agriculture: The agriculture ministry planted paddy in three acres of fallow land below Dechenphug monastery on May 28. This was part of the national programme to develop fallow land for crop cultivation.

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Managing our land sustainably

Bhutan is losing about 3.34 tonnes of topsoil per hectare every year. Where sustainable land management techniques and practices are not implemented, soil loss increases eightfold to 24.61 tonnes a hectare.

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Family accuses Nganglam doctor of negligence

The doctor has dismissed the allegations
Medical: A team of four officials in Pemagatshel are investigating an allegation against a doctor of the Nganglam Basic Health Unit (BHU) for negligence that led to the death of a farmer following a snake bike.

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33 fall ill after consuming beef

15 have recovered so far
Medical: Fifteen of the 33 people from Serthi gewog in Samdrupjongkhar who grew sick after consuming beef suspected to be infected by anthrax have recovered and are now in stable condition.

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Himalayan Marathon

Himalayan Marathon

Nima Dorji bagged the first position at the 2016 Himalayan Marathon on May 29 in Paro. He participated in the 42km full marathon organised by Blue Poppy Tours and Treks in collaboration with 2:09 Events, a UK based company.

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