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Graduates give ginger a go

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In a rare reversal of the rural to urban migration, three educated youth return to the farm Agriculture: Three university graduates, Phuntsho 30, Pema Namgay, 33 and Sonam Jamtsho, 29, have started a vegetable farm below the Sarpang-Gelephu highway. They say that the number of people leaving for cities and ...

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Sure champions FC Tertons made to wait

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Two draws from two remaining games is enough to win Football: FC Terton’s chances of claiming the Yanmar Thimphu league championship with two matches to spare was spoiled when Druk United held the league leaders to a 1-1 draw yesterday. A win could have made FC Tertons, who are already ...

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LPG consumers over charged

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RAA: Consumers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) around the country were over charged by the three distributors through collection of loading and unloading, home delivery, and depreciation cost in pricing of LPG, and depreciation charged without disposing any cylinder. This is one of the findings of the special audit report ...

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Joint sitting gets bogged down in details

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The discussion on the rules of procedure of the PAC did not lead to any resolution Parliament: The discussion on the rules of procedure of the public accounts committee (PAC) digressed to a political argument of sorts, yesterday at the joint sitting of Parliament. The discussion focused more on the ...

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Taking banking services to your mobile phone

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The reliability of the service is yet to be determined BoB: In a yet another move towards going cashless, the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched its mobile and agency banking service in Thimphu, yesterday. The mobile banking (M-BoB) is accessible on any mobile smartphone. While smartphone users can do mobile ...

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Too much monkey business

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Menace: Villagers of Chendebji and Nyala in Trongsa are asking travellers along the east-west highway to stop feeding the monkeys. The villagers say that feeding the monkeys is adversely affecting the two villages. Nyala Tshogpa Passang Dorji said that once the monkeys get the taste of food, it starts relying ...

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Vegetable production on the up

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As a result, exports have risen; so too have imports, mainly due to more expat workers Agriculture: Vegetable production in the country gradually increased after the country faced Rupee shortage in 2012. Between 2008 and 2012, total vegetable production saw an increase of 13 percent.  In 2013, the country produced ...

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Grassroots football to create better players

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Football: To encourage more participation in the grassroots football programme, the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) celebrated Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Grassroots Football Day at Druk School in Thimphu yesterday. A total of 17 dzongkhags in the country celebrated the day. Member Association (MA) manager, Ugyen Dorji said that BFF recognises ...

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Truckers miffed over factory maintenance shutdown

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They claimed to have not been informed in advance though plant officials say otherwise DCCL: More than 200 Bhutanese and Indian trucks were stranded for about two weeks in Nganglam when the Dungsam Cement corporation limited (DCCL) could not dispatch cement after the factory was shut down for maintenance since ...

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What’s to become of the two Gamrichu projects?

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Though techno-economically viable, both encroach core areas of Sakteng wildlife sanctuary Hydropower: When Druk Green Power corporation (DGPC) dug boreholes to carry out geotechnical studies in some parts of Sakteng last year, villagers assumed that the long awaited Gamrichu hydropower projects were finally taking off. Today, after about seven months, ...

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