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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Rearing sheep declines in Bumthang

Tradition: Bumthang was once famed for woollen products. That was when the people in the dzongkhag reared sheep in large numbers. Today, though, only a few households in Chokhor and Chumey and a few other villages like Zhurey, Bhim, Chungphel and Dhur own sheep.

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The status of GNH in the country

The state of the nation report this year focused on the 2015 GNH survey findings

Parliament: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay presented the state of the nation report to Parliament yesterday focusing on the 2015 Gross National Happiness (GNH) survey.

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595 SDP projects approved

Fund: The Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee approved the last nine projects worth Nu 181.28 million in the 11th Plan under this funding scheme at its fifth meeting yesterday.

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Human-wildlife conflict rampant in Chumey

The government is studying the possibility of providing the villages with electric fencing

Five villages of Chumey cultivate only wheat given the issue 
Agriculture: Given the rampant human-wildlife conflict in five villages of Chumey, Bumthang, many farmers today opt to leave their lands fallow and use only a small portion of it to cultivate wheat.

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Bangladesh President addresses Parliament

He concluded his four-day visit to Bhutan yesterday
Relations: The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, said hydropower is one of the sectors that holds the “greatest potential” for cooperation between Bhutan and Bangladesh, during his address to the joint sitting of Parliament yesterday.

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PE from Gelephu and Mongar a possibility

RCSC exams: Should the number of graduates meet the minimum threshold, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is planning to facilitate the conduct of Preliminary Examinations (PE) for the civil service exams in Mongar and Gelephu.

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Taking education to the leaners

Non-formal education (NFE), one of the most successful programmes that Bhutan launched to provide quality literacy and numeracy education to those who did not receive or complete formal education, is experiencing a worryingly high drop-out rate today.

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