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Livelihood from growing potatoes

Phub Gyeltshen with his produce ready for online auction

Amidst a large and noisy crowd at the auction yard, Phub Gyeltshen, 46, looks nervous. As the potatoes are put to grading machines, the farmer keeps a keen eye on the labourers.

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Man arrested for alleged rape of a child

A 26-year-old man was arrested on October 9 for alleged rape of a girl child at Tshangkha in Dagana.According to police, it was found that the victim and the suspect were said to be in a relationship since last year. The victim is 13 years old and a class V student at a primary school. Both the victim and the suspect are from a nearby village. 

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 Agriculture minister Yeshey Penjor, who is on a tour of the eastern dzongkhags, launched the Pramer-Bamdhir bridge and farm road in Bumdeling gewog, Trashiyangtse yesterday.  Built at a cost of Nu 9.5 million, the 170ft bailey bridge benefits 85 households in the gewog. It was completed towards the end of …

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Dzongdags raise concerns of highlanders

Highland development project to benefit all highlanders

Issues such as school timing, and delay in the lease of tsamdro (pasture land) continue to plague the highlanders, dzongdags said during the signing of the Annual Performance Agreement between the Prime Minister and the dzongdags of 20 dzongkhags on October 5.  The highland flagship programme was also discussed.  

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  Agriculture minister Yeshey Penjore led a team of officials from the ministry to advocate the importance of School and Hospital Feeding Program which is a priority of the government to improve food and nutrition requirements for school children. The team visited Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang  and Zhemgang dzongkhags between October …

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Lauri GC blacktop to begin this fiscal year

Lauri GC road

Residents of Lauri gewog say their gewog connectivity (GC) road would soon be beyond repair if blacktopping works don’t begin immediately.  The road from Jomotshangkha drungkhag to the gewog has been blacktopped until Serthi gewog centre - about 24 kilometres (km). The remaining 36km to the gewog centre remains to be completed.

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Green tea plantation to be prioritised

Samcholing cooperative has 29 members

The green tea plantation in Samcholing under Drakteng gewog will be explored and expanded for mass production in the next fiscal year.At present Samcholing green tea cooperative is running the business with only 29 members.

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Issues that render LGs ineffective

Limited understanding of the roles of local governments (LGs) at the local level and lack of LG administrations’ capacity to implement decisions have affected the effective functioning of Dzongkhag Tshogdus (DTs) and Gewog Tshogdes (GTs), a study has revealed.

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An elderly devotee receives tika from His Majesty The King during Dashain on October 8. His Majesty The King granted Dashain tika to the people of the Hindu community at the Devi Panchayan Mandir in Thimphu Kuenselphodrang. Hundreds of people from across the country gathered at the mandir to receive …

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