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Successful paddy cultivation in Haa

Paddy cultivation was first tried in 2016

Tshering Zam, 25, a farmer of Balamna in Haa, was delighted when she saw her paddy harvest increase by six folds between two harvesting seasons in her 60-decimal field. Paddy cultivation in Haa was first tried in 2016. However, the yield was low as it was  being piloted then. Last …

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Resurfacing Punakha-Gasa highway nears completion

About 80 percent of the work has been completed

Resurfacing the Punakha-Gasa highway is challenged with motorist non-compliance. Resurfacing project on the 9km stretch between Serigang gewog until Zomlingthang began this April. Workers at the project site said that maintaining smooth traffic was a challenge. The workers had earlier asked for a police to control the traffic. “Because of …

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A Review: Honeygiver Among The Dogs

Okay, first thing first. I was trying to wrap my head around the peculiar choice of the title. Is it some kind of metaphor that is suggestive of good amongst the crooks? Maybe there actually was a scene in the original cut where they fed honey to a dog but …

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Dudjom Throngdrel unfurled for the second time

Coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Zhabdrung Kuchoe, Dudjom Throngdrel, the first of its kind in the country was unfurled for the second time during the annual Yonphula Tshechu in Trashigang yesterday. The 37-feet-by-53-feet Dudjom Throngdrel reveals the image of Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche, a 19th century, treasure revealer …

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Laya LSS upgraded to a central school

To encourage and enable students from Laya to complete basic education in their community, the Laya Lower secondary school (LSS) became a Central School starting this academic session. “The school will function in line with the guideline for school autonomy and the operational guidelines for central school respectively and shall …

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P/ling court restitutes more than Nu 1.7M in fronting case

Phuentsholing drungkhag court ordered a man from Chukha village of Lamgong gewog in Paro to pay Nu 300,000 to the government for illegally leasing his business license to a Jaigaon resident. Ugyen Tshering, 46, was found guilty of leasing his business license, Norzang Trading, in Phuentsholing to an Indian citizen, …

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Sarpang blacktops 11 of the 12 GC roads

Chhudzom GC road is expected to be blacktopped in the 12th Plan

Except for Chhudzom, all gewogs in Sarpang will have blacktopped gewog connectivity (GC) roads by the end of the 11th Plan, according to the regional chief engineer of roads department CB Monger.  While the government has pledged to blacktop all GC roads by the end of this Plan, Chhudzom gewog …

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Inclusive education and challenges

Inclusive education is important. That is why the education ministry’s plans for 12 schools with Special Education Needs (SEN) programme in the 12th Plan was received well. There are today 14 general schools with SEN programme and two special schools. Our efforts to make Bhutanese education inclusive, however, may require …

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Gewogs without candidates decided NC elect for Trongsa

With all three candidates from their own gewogs wining the majority of EVM votes, it was the gewogs without candidates that decided Trongsa’s National Council elect. Incumbent Tharchen and Council-elect Tashi Samdrup were neck-in-neck in postal ballot votes. Gyem Dorji who is from Dragteng gewog secured 630 votes of the …

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Wangdue’s vegetable shed renovation to complete next month

The renovated shed would also be supplied with electricity

Renovation of the existing vegetable shed in Bajo, Wangdue would complete next month.  After renovation, the shed, which was occupied by 31 sellers, would accommodate 39 imported vegetable and kamtsho sellers. The renovated shed includes two gates, proper roof, walls and would also be supplied with electricity.   The throm …

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Bumthang goes for experience

Experience mattered in Bumthang this time.  Incumbent member Nima is one of the five candidates that got re-elected this council elections.  Nima secured 2,551 EVM votes against Kencho Tsheirng’s 2,071. Nima also lead the postal ballot by a difference of 614 votes.  The gap was narrowed by Kencho Tshering’s vote …

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Samdrupjongkhar still wants an incumbent in the house

When Samdrupjongkhar reelected Jigme Wangchuk, the incumbent council member on April 20, he became the lone candidate to serve in the house of review for three consecutive terms. Jigme Wangchuk from Lauri gewog secured the highest number of both postal ballots and EVM votes over five contestants. He lost in …

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