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Organic dreams from Alpine Austria

Farming: Two sprightly young men from Bumthang have brought home from the northern Alps new dreams of organic farming. They recently returned from a two-month sojourn in a country where the combination of chilli and cheese doesn’t become ema datshi, but chilli cheese, a particular kind of cheese.

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Blame the hail and rain

Agriculture: Trashigang surpassed the dzongkhag’s paddy production target last year by a huge margin. This year, however, the farmers worry that the harvest might not be as good.

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The mysterious case of vanishing cattle

About 20 cows and bulls have been reported missing in the last three years in Tashi Gatshel village 

Livestock: It’s a cold November night. The hoteliers who occupy most of Tshimasham, Chukha have long called it a night except for a giant white bull and its two black calves that stroll the town’s highway.

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Waiting for electricity

Villagers left in the dark while the local BPC office awaits poles to connect them

BPC: Martshala gewog received electricity in 2005, but more than 30 households in the gewog are still without electricity.

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