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BIMSTEC must produce more food

Food security: Experts from the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member countries have gathered in Thimphu to discuss ways to boost food production and work on a long term plan to achieve food security in the region.

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Picture story29 2016

Around eight shops in Chamkhar town in Bumthang were razed by a fire that broke out at around 8pm yesterday. The fire was brought under control by around 11pm. No casualties were reported.  (Photo courtesy: Lyonpo Damcho Dorji’s Facebook page) 

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Trongsa extends Chunjapang waste disposal site

Waste: The extended waste disposal site at Chunjapang in Trongsa is expected to accommodate wastes for another 30 years. The old disposal site, which is about four kilometres away from Trongsa towards Zhemgang, was extended after it was filled a few years ago.

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PP teachers trained in ECCD approaches

Education: The division for Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) with the Department of School Education coordinated a workshop on ECCD pedagogy based on “Step by Step Approaches” (SbS) in three regions, Trashigang, Gelephu and Phuentsholing from December 20-24, according to press release from the department.

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Disgruntled sawmill owners meet with PM

Timber: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, while meeting with 50 members of the Association of Wood Based Industries (AWBI) yesterday, asked if the sawmill owners were trying to intimidate or scare him by coming in a large group and for informing the media about the meet.

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