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Lungtenphu residents ill at ease

With a murder suspect still on the loose, locals are loth to step out at night or walk alone Crime: Residents in Lungtenphu are raising concerns on safety issues in the locality, even as police are still on the lookout for the suspect in connection with the murder of a …

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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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Dechencholing building repeatedly burgled

Crime: In three separate incidents, electrical wires and miniature circuit breakers (MCB) worth over Nu 500,000 were stolen from a building under construction in Dechencholing. According to the building owner, Karma Jimba, the first break-in occurred on January 14, followed by another one on the night of January 16, and …

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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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Bodhgaya gifts holy tree sapling

Visit: On behalf of the government and the people of India, the union minister of state for youth affairs, Sarbananda Sonowal, presented Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay with a Bodhi tree sapling at Bodhgaya on Saturday. Receiving the sapling on behalf of His Majesty The King and the people of Bhutan, …

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Four apprehended for armed robbery

Crime: Tsirang police apprehended four men from Reserboo in Tsirang for robbing a construction labourer in Reserboo two weeks ago. The culprits are between the ages of 18 and 20. The robbery happened on the night of January 1 when the culprits went to celebrate New Year with the friends …

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Agents leave pilgrims dissatisfied

A man in early 50s was referred to Thimphu hospital on Saturday night because of damage on his right eye after a fight while returning from a pilgrimage in Bodhgaya, India. The man was the coordinator for the travel agent took more than 250 people Bodhgaya in five buses. The …

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Dwindling sharecropping tradition

Although their increased demands are being met, lands are fallowing Agriculture: With only a small parcel of land and four mouths to feed, Kakam, a young and energetic mother, decided to cultivate more rice.  She asked a landowner to let her work on her fields and offered 50 percent of …

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