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JSWNP a hotspot for wildcat species

Despite initial expectations being belied, there’s optimism about the corporation’s future Wildlife: The Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP) is now a hotspot for wildcat species. A camera trapping exercise that started in 2010, recorded 12 individual tigers.  It is estimated that between 14-26 live in the park. A policy …

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Multi-party association launched to prevent ills of democracy

The Bhutan Democracy Dialogue will allow parties to work together and take a common position Democracy: Political parties agree that disharmony and mistrust fueled by partisan politics should be removed from society. The Bhutan Democracy Dialogue (BDD), which was launched by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck …

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To ‘meat’ a huge demand

A processing unit is to be set up in Serbithang to reduce dependence on imports DoL: The department of livestock (DoL) will soon establish a meat-processing unit in Serbithang, Thimphu. Last year, Bhutan imported 10,336MT (metric tonnes) of meat products worth Nu 1.37 billion from India and Thailand. Bhutan is …

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Rangjung earns dzongkhag’s yenlag thromde crown

Kanglung and Wamrong were the other two contenders that met the required criteria Township: Following lengthy deliberations, Trashigang dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) resolved that Rangjung would be their yenlag thromde (satellite town) in the dzongkhag. The decision comes after the ministry of works and human settlement required each dzongkhag to have …

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Young students adapt well at Dechentsemo CS

After overcoming an initial bout of homesickness, the little ones are adjusting nicely Education: Despite initial skepticism among parents to enroll six-year olds into a boarding school, preprimary (PP) students are adjusting well in the recently opened Dechentsemo central school at Thinleygang, Punakha. The school, however, had to send home …

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Curtain comes down on KR-II grant scheme

Thirty years of Japanese assistance winds up with last consignment of 239 power tillers AID: Bringing an end to more than three decades of assistance provided to Bhutan under the KR-II grant scheme, a last batch of 239 power tillers worth Nu 63.5M (million) or USD 1.1M was handed over …

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Centre for forestry studies inaugurated

UWICE at Lamai Gonpa provides the premises for the institute UNESCO: The UNESCO Madanjeet centre for South Asia forestry studies at Lamai Gonpa in Bumthang was inaugurated yesterday, fulfilling a cherished dream of late UNESCO Ambassador Madanjeet Singh, who aspired to create a network of institutions of excellence across all …

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Bhutan to receive World Cup qualifier expenses

Football: Countries competing in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, starting from the preliminary round, will get USD 300,000 each to bear the expenses of competing for the World Cup. FIFA has sent a letter to the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) conveying the same.  BFF officials said they have not received …

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Bird flu in Thimphu

Situation under control: remaining fowls in infected area culled H5N1: After confirming bird flu as the cause of what killed 16 birds below the lhengye dhensa (ministerial enclave) in Motithang on April 4, agriculture officials culled 16 more birds yesterday to prevent the spread of the disease. National incident command …

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Indian ambassador fields questions at college talk

The queries covered a wide range of issues from currency to politics Relations: The Indian ambassador, Gautam Bambawale will be rooting for Bhutan to win its upcoming World Cup qualifying matches with China, it was revealed at a talk on the relationship between the two countries given at the Royal …

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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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