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Highway widening works irks farmers

Works have disrupted irrigation channels and paddy fields in Rongthong

Road: Farmers in Rongthong had begun preparing nurseries for their paddy saplings when the irrigation water started running muddy.

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Wongborang, the disconnected chiwog

Proposals to connect the remote village with a road since 2012 has not yet come through 

Road: About three years ago, when the Mikuri-Tsebar-Durungri feeder road that connected Nganglam dungkhag with Pemagatshel, came through, it benefitted Dungmin gewog’s four chiwogs.

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Samdrupcholing choeten in a dire state

The decades old stupa that resembles Boudhanath needs at least Nu 3M for its renovation

Heritage: On the hill of Thonpu stands a Samdrupcholing choeten, one that becomes visible as you drive along the Tsebar-Mikuri-Durungri feeder road that connects Pemagatshel and Nganglam dungkhag.

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Farmers to host visitors in Gasa

With no hotels and visitors facing lodging problems, farmers have started hosting guests in their homes

Service: Visitors to Gasa dzongkhag would no longer have to worry about finding a place to stay, as villagers of Bemi village would host local visitors at their homes and provide basic lodging facilities.

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Farmers dig the benefits of electric fencing

Agriculture: The denizens of the wild had not much luck this year. The raid they planned to embark on was foiled. Hanging their heads low in defeat, they returned deep into the forest and out to some easy fields where they could invade and plunder until they no more have of farmers’ crops.

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Wish-granting lake is leaving its home

Environment: High up north of Khaling village in Trashigang is a sacred lake that people revere as the abode of guardian deity Meme Dangling. People seek blessing from Dangling Tsho and the deity grants them healthy livestock and bountiful harvest.

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Dzongkhag educates farmers through Calf Rally

Livestock: Kanglung’s Gewog Centre is populated with odd visitors today. They don’t talk, because they can’t. They bellow instead. They’ve got tail, too. And because they have cute tail each, they make it a point to wiggle every now and then. Trashigang Dzongkhag’s Department of Livestock has organized a Calf …

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Astrology school struggles to draw students

The school sees only two students seeking admission annually

Education: Although started with a capacity to enroll about 100 students, the Gomphu Kipailing School of Astrology in Trashiyangtse is still struggling to rope in a decent number of students.

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