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Dying chuba worries Sephu farmers

Resource: Chuba, a species of bamboo that grows in Sephu, Wangdue, is dying. Chuba dies every after hundred years. Its death begins with flowering that lasts for about three years. Mani, an elderly villager from Nakha in Sephu remembers village men making different bamboo products for the good part of …

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Many interested in conserving Bhutan’s environment: PM

During his recent US visit, lyonchoen solicited and received funds for the Bhutan for Life initiative Conservation: Bhutan’s biggest ever project for environment conservation, worth more than USD 80M (million) will be launched in December and run for the next 15 years. Bhutan for Life, an initiative targeted at improving …

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An 80-year-old against the elements

At an age when people are past retirement, Angay Mindu is busy rebuilding her quake-hit home  Profile: She is in the twilight of her life.  The neat silver crop of hair, the weather-beaten face and sagging eyelids tell it all that Angay Mindu has lived her life. At 80 years …

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Shingkhar road construction to be contracted out

The latest in a series of delays is due this time to an inability to supply local labour Road: Construction work on the 11km Shingkhar gewog centre road (GCR) in Zhemgang has again hit a speed breaker, after the gewog informed the regional road office that it was facing difficulties …

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Forest fire doused by divine intervention

Disaster: The Tsirang dratshang on March 27 sought divine intervention to help combat the forest fire that has raged for the past five days. Tsirang dratshang’s Lam Neten Wangdi said that they held a daylong prayer ceremony to appease the rain gods that blessed them with heavy showers that day …

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In remembrance of Nyikems’ past

The Royal Textile Museum hosts a display entitled “In the Service of our Kings” Exhibition: With his bura marp kabney or red scarf swaying slightly with each step, Dasho Botokarp, aided by an attendant and a walking stick slowly shuffled along the stone slab courtyard of the Royal Textile Academy …

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Nakha farm cooperative finally takes off

Agriculture: For the first time, farmers of Nakha village came together yesterday to plant potatoes on 20 acres of land at once. The farmers were from 11 households in Nakha, Sephu gewog, which is about 98km away from Wangdue.  They belong to a farmer’s group, Samdrup Tshongley Detshen, which is …

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Changjiji open-air gym inaugurated

At the opening, the health minister urged the community to use and take care of the facility NCD: With the opening of an open-air gym at Changjiji, the colony now has a complete set of facilities for all age groups. To promote healthy lifestyle and help address the rising non-communicable …

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Turning crises into opportunity

The lack of local egg trays and cost of a rehab program are met by a manufacturing unit  YDF: Bhutan may not be importing eggs anymore but it continues to import egg trays from India. To reduce the import of egg trays and hatch employment opportunities for youth, egg trays …

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World Cup qualifier gives fillip to local league

New international signings expected to lift quality of football on offer Yanmer-Thimphu: If the recent World Cup qualifying match at Changlimithang has rekindled the love for the beautiful game, local clubs will ensure that it continues. The Thimphu A league has been recently renamed Yanmer Thimphu Premier League.  Prize money …

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