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Four blocks on three highways (in Wangdue)


Road-widening work has not just disrupted traffic, but affected water supplies as well DoR: With widening work stopping traffic at four places on the three highways that pass through Wangdue, commuters today either start their journey early or speed to escape a roadblock. More than two months after the Dochula-Thimphu ...

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Ban on drones hampering research


Banning drones not the solution, opines researcher and those in the film industry   Drones: The recent blanket ban on using drones didn’t go down well with those, who feel that the latest technology could bring down cost and save time in every field. Researchers from the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute ...

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New Taklai irrigation system to boost rice production


Agriculture: The country’s largest irrigation system in Taklai, Sarpang that would irrigate over 3,000 acres of paddy land and benefit 398 households of Chuzargang and Serzhong gewogs was inaugurated yesterday. This would make possible to harvest paddy twice a year and also foster cultivation of winter vegetables. With the completion ...

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The importance of Sanskrit grammar


Language: After studying Sanskrit grammar for 18 years in India, monk Khenrab Singye has decided to teach the ancient grammar to help monks understand the teachings of the Buddha better. Sanskrit grammar is the basis of all Buddha teachings in the form of sutras, tantras, philosophy, literature and texts.  Khenrab ...

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Dungsel Home Spa – Thimphu’s ‘special’ sanatorium


Entrepreneurship: Tshering Dorji, 27, along with three others, who are visually impaired, started a massage therapy home yesterday.  The spa started with five clients. Dungsel Home Spa is established with a vision to empower people living with disabilities to be independent. “With unemployment problem on the rise, it’s difficult to ...

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Water, water, everywhere yet …


… many localities in the capital struggle on a daily basis to get their fair share Resource: Water shortage continues to plague Thimphu, with some pockets of the city still not having access to reliable water supply. Some parts of Changzamtog, Chang Gedaphu and the colony above pension colony, known ...

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School turns spotlight on parenting


MLSS: Students and parents of Mongar lower secondary school (MLSS) learnt vital lessons from the parenting week that ended on April 10. The school’s vice principal Karma Wangdi said the programme was to make parents aware of different kinds of common learning disabilities, to help parents look for ways to ...

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Thai ministry provides cheese-processing equipment


Donation: The livestock development department and Dairy Farming Promotion Organisation  of Thailand donated cheese-processing equipment worth about USD 5,000 to the agriculture ministry yesterday. The livestock development department’s director general, Dr Ayuth Harintharanon, handed over the equipment that has a capacity of 60 litres of milk to produce six kilogrammes ...

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OAG convinces court to seek names of ghost labourers


Initially, witness testimony was accepted without households being identified  Lhakhang karpo: After accepting the lapon’s earlier statement, the Haa district court has now asked him to name households that provided workers for the Lhakhang Karpo conservation project. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) submitted on April 9 that the ...

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Linking the last five


A handful of gewogs presents the ultimate challenge to the goal of national connectivity  Internet: To obtain a birth or death certificate, residents of Lunana have to walk 10 days to the Gasa administrative headquarters.  The return journey is another 10-day walk. Additionally, the journey is only possible during the ...

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