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Umsang – A village of yathra-weaving women

A centre, first set up by YVIA, and later constructed by YDF, has helped transform lives Lifestyle: Leading a village life as a single mother of two school-going children is difficult for Lhamo Yuden of Umsang village in Chumey, Bumthang. Lhamo has been a single mother for the past 10 ...

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Govt’s indecision will cause irreparable damage: DPT

English II: The opposition party says that the government’s decision to not reconduct Class XII English II examination is the case of national administration and governance failure. “Having known about the leakage, the government has failed to act promptly and decisively. The most desirable and correct thing would have been ...

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Wheelchair ramp to allow disabled to visit Memorial chorten

YIDDD/BCMD: A ramp will be constructed to allow mobility-disabled individuals to circumambulate the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Memorial chorten. Conceived by a youth, Dechen Rabgyel who is the leader of the social justice committee, the ramp will constructed from the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) to the chorten ...

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BAFRA officials dispose seized goods

Food: Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) officials in Wangdue, on January 16, seized and disposed off grocery items and beverages that had well passed the best before date. Officials said the expired items were seized during a routine inspection conducted in Bajo, Chazam, Phobjikha, Gangtey, Nobding, and Tikizampa ...

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E-cars – Nobel laureate seeks action now

here’s not much time, feels (Dr) Pachauri, to make the moves needed to counter climate change Conference: While the government’s electric car initiative did receive flak when it was revealed, top climate change scientist and Nobel laureate, (Dr) Rajendra K Pachauri, welcomes it. The chairperson of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

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ESP has flopped, says opposition

The figures are not encouraging: growth has plunged to a new low of 2.05 percent Meet the Press: The Nu 5B economic stimulus plan (ESP), launched with much hype and urgency did no good to the economy, the growth of which is wallowing in all time low of 2.05 percent. ...

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A missed opportunity

Garpang landowners throw a spanner in the planned transmission line works BPC: Frequent power blackouts in Bumthang will not go away, now that the construction of the 33-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, worth Nu 11.406m, from Garpang via Lamai goenpa to Dawathang in Bumthang has been shot down. The decision was ...

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Transforming mountain forestry in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Bhutanese delegates will present the status of forest ecosystem service, human-wildlife conflict and harmonising mountain forest management in Bhutan Environment: More than 200 regional and global experts – including cross-sectoral policy makers, scientists, practitioners, donors, civil servants, media, market actors, and legal experts are discussing to outline options for sustainable ...

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Bhutanese film to screen at renowned Berlin film fest

Films: A Bhutanese short film has been selected to be screened at the prestigious Berlin international film festival also known as the Berlinale. The short film called Lo Sum Choe Sum or Three Year Three Month Retreat is one of 27 films from 18 countries that will screened in the ...

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Cooperatives run high in Mongar

Dairy: The 42 households of Thengnabi and Jabana produce 280 litres of milk a day to Thengnabi Milk Dairy Cooperative. Every households these two villages have a maximum three Jersy cows. The cooperative has appointed nine thuemi. Tharpa Gyeltshen, 35, was elected as a thuemi. His role is to collect ...

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