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Devotees attend the “Jungwazhi-Bum-Ther”, a five day recitation, which His Eminence Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche is presiding over at the the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu. The recitation ends today

Devotees attend the “Jungwazhi-Bum-Ther”, a five day recitation, which His Eminence Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche is presiding over at the the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu. The recitation ends today

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Reading retreat engages 230 students

About 230 students from five dzongkhags are attending the reading retreat (Photo courtesy: Sonam Norbu, Reading Retreat, Lobesa LSS)

About 230 students from Punakha, Thimphu, Haa, Wangdue and Samtse are attending a five-day summer reading retreat, themed ‘we are reading’ in Lobesa Lower Secondary School (Lobesa LSS), Punakha.

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About 300 lay monks and their spouses, nuns, and elderly people recited Baza Guru dungdrup for a month in Kadam goenpa, Mongar.

About 300 lay monks and their spouses, nuns, and elderly people recited Baza Guru dungdrup for a month in Kadam goenpa, Mongar.

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With price dropping, potato farmers call for more bidders

Workers weigh the potatoes bags at the auction yard

It’s the season for farmers of eastern dzongkhags to bring potatoes to Samdrupjongkhar auction yard. Hundreds of farmers bring their produce for sale but with prices for potatoes dropping farmers say new bidders should be encouraged to bid. While farmers are not happy with the price their potatoes fetch, bidders complain that poor packaging affects the price of Bhutanese potatoes.

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Trashigang grapples with high fallowing of land

Fallowing of land has become a major concern in Trashigang. According to recent records from the dzongkhag agriculture office, of the total 21,529.6 acres of dry land in the dzongkhag, about 7,015.78 acres have been left fallow. About 483.34 acres of 4,104 acres wetland remain uncultivated.

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SAARC to improve regional tourism

The lack of connectivity and information sharing among the countries of South Asia, which hinders the development of tourism sector in the region, will be addressed by encouraging regional tourism among the countries.

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Residents allege monastic structures were constructed without approval

Three years after the Department of Culture (DoC) issued a circular in 2014 stating that it would not issue any permits to construct new monastic structures, it was found that there was a lhakhang, a guest house, a drasha (monk’s residence) drupkhangs and tsamkhangs (meditation centre) constructed in Laiju, Silambi in 2015 and 2016.

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