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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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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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