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Broiler farm running dry

Poultry: Some 11 farmers from Phuntshothang, Pemathang and Samdrupcholing in Samdrupjongkhar gathered last year to start broiler farms. Today, after their first production, farmers are worried about business sustainability. The 11 farms produced 700 kilograms of meat. In the next line of production, the farm will produce about 1,500 kilograms ...

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1,993 vehicles imported in five months

With or without tax revision, import of vehicles continue to rise Imports: About 13 new vehicles hit the roads everyday after the government lifted the ban on import of vehicles since last July. Records with Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) show that a total of 1,993 vehicles were imported ...

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GNH is gaining momentum

Mega GNH events scheduled in the country in October GNH: If the attraction to Gross National Happiness (GNH) at international conferences is any indication, momentum for GNH has gained pace. Executive director of GNH Centre in Bumthang, Dr Saamdu Chhetri, is busy preparing for a “GNH mission in Europe” where ...

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Farm road to ease life in Tongling

SDP: With the budget for Tongling pam-Kharangpagpa farm road approved, villagers of Tongling chiwog in Radhi gewog are looking forward to a better life. Government of India, through its small development project (SDP) has committed Nu 3M for construction of a farm road that would benefit about 80 households of ...

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Through the lens of the young

A volunteer group train students in basic photography Photography: Jigme Wangmo, 15, a student of Jampeling higher secondary school from Trashigang had never held a sophisticated camera before. It was the first time she fiddled with a Canon DSLR camera during the photography workshop that is being conducted in Thimphu. ...

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Tradition at risk

Textile: Days are getting colder. This is the time of year when women in Radhi, Trashigang are fully engaged in weaving bura (raw silk) ghos and kiras. Radhi is known for exquisite bura textiles and traditional dyes. However, not many women in Radhi weave. There aren’t many women left. Education ...

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Dzongkha is not difficult, it never was…

Dzongkha Development Commission’s (DDC) secretary Dasho Sherab Gyeltshen retired on December 16 last year after completing 37 years in the civil service. Originally from Tshakaling, Mongar Dasho Sherab Gyeltshen, 60, started his career with the home ministry in 1978.  A pioneer in the promotion of the national language, Dasho Sherab ...

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Solar fencing benefits farmers of Pangthang

Conflict: Villagers of Pangthang in Nanong gewog have found some respite from wild animals with the installation of solar fencing covering 67 acres of land. Unlike past years, villagers no longer spend sleepless nights guarding their fields. The solar fencing was installed last year after villagers requested the Renewable Natural ...

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrates Wachen dzong

Consecration: His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Wachen dzong yesterday that was built on the ruins of the 13th century old dzong at Bjena gewog in Wangdue. Wachen dzong served as the centre of administration for descendants of Sangdag Garton, Phajo Drugom Zhigpo’s son, from 13th century until the ...

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Preparedness – Bhutan’s weapon against Ebola

A total of 13,470 people were screened at Paro airport until December 28, 2014 Health: Even if one case of Ebola virus disease is reported in the country, Bhutan should declare it as a national emergency, public health officials cautioned. It’s for this reason that despite being a low risk ...

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