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In the tshoglams of parliamentarians

Shari HSS students engage in a mock parliamentary debate

Democracy: The agenda of the day was the Use of Mobile Phones in School Bill. A clause has sparked a debate. Education minister Karma Dema argued that use of mobile phones would enhance students’ performance, as they would have access to Internet.

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Samrang calls its people back

Agriculture: Samrang gewog in Samdrupjongkhar is coming back to life, so to speak. Roads and electricity have arrived, and villagers who left decades ago are coming back to the gewog.

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Displaced family hopes to be heard

Land: Sixty-nine-year-old Sangay Thinley of Jarigang in Wangdue has been running from the dzongkhag headquarters to Punatsangchu Hydropower Project Authority - I (PHPA-I) since 2009. He is tired and frustrated. His entire land was taken by the project in 2005.

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The blessed water of Radhi

Belief: Surrounded by colorful prayer flags, the thrichu (blessed water) located right beside the farm road at Manichu in Radhi is a hot spot for people of Trashigang and neighboring dzongkhags.

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What’s in a name

To the gewog of Samrang, which awaits approval on a name change, its very identity is at stake Identity: The Department of Local Government (DLG) is yet to respond to the Samrang gup's request to change the name of the gewog to Doserling.

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Dreams of a Golden Youth

Profile: As a young girl growing up in one of the remote schools in the country, Karma Choki dreamt of being a forensic scientist. Later, she became interested in medicine and now aspires to be an ophthalmologist.

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A decade of shoemaking dream

The 50 year old is working on making school shoes

Entrepreneur: A right pair of shoes can change lives. Dodo, a 50-year old entrepreneur believes in this and is adamant to prove it shortly.

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Wangdue farmers return to grow fruits and vegetables

Agriculture has started to become a choice of employment for graduates and school dropouts Agriculture: After migrating to Thimphu 25 years ago, Phub Tshering, 51 from Goenkha village in Phangyul, Wangdue returned to his village this year to work on his fields that had remained fallow to date.

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