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Strong winds have hampered efforts to douse a major forest fire in Udzorong that has razed more than 150 acres as of yesterday evening. The cause of the fire that started around 2.30pm is unknown.  (Photo: Tshering Denkar)

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Allowance for mother and child health from August 

To improve the health of mother and child in the country, the health ministry is expected to initiate implementing a programme called Accelerating Mother and child Health-1,000 Day Plus by August this year. The programme was earlier called maternity allowance and later breastfeeding allowance.

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No more lull in Lull village 

In 2013, Tashi Bidha, 51, was the lone farmer living in Lull – a village located about 40km from Bajo, Wangdue in Kazhi gewog. With only eight households, the village was identified as one of the most remote in Wangdue. Today, Lull is Wangdue’s first successful organic village. This began …

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ACC releases two suspects in Toorsa case 

The proprietor of Rigsar Construction and former Phuentsholing thromde’s executive secretary were released last week after the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) detained them for about five days. Both men were detained for interrogation on March 8 for “suspected  bribery of public officials” and alleged collusion in Toorsa diversion and dredging works. The …

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 Vendors pack their goods to be taken to Paro tshechu after they failed at Gasa. Layaps, their target customers, had done their shopping in Punakha when they were stranded by the several snowfalls this winter. 

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Five trucks, 17 blue books?

In what Thimphu police describes as “first of its kind,” two men were detained in connection with forging documents and defaulting loans. The case came to the notice of police after the Bhutan National Bank (BNB) complained of loan overdue and fraudulent practices.

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GNH – a practical development concept

The United Nations admire the progress Bhutan has made with Gross National Happiness (GNH) and wants its experts to work with Bhutanese experts, the UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, who was on a three-day visit last week said. 

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PM advises people to reduce rice consumption 

Against the backdrop of the prime minister’s office replacing fried refreshments with fruits and coffee or tea with lemon tea at press conferences, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has emphasised the need to reduce the consumption of rice and salt.

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Bhutan Kidney Foundation observed world kidney day with the local leaders, teachers and students of Nagor MSS, and representatives of Silambi gewog on March 14 in Silambi, Mongar. More than 400 people attended the event.

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Free nutritious lunch in schools? Not served! 

The reality  It is 12:35pm. Students of Bumpazor primary school in Drepong, Mongar rush out to queue in front of two huge pots. They are excited. They are hungry. The school caretaker  serves them rice and vegetable curry. Located about 17km from Mongar, the 42 students who walk for almost …

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Only one pledge fulfilled, says Opposition

The government deserves an appreciation for bringing people together and putting efforts to be more inclusive in decision-making, according to the Opposition’s assessment of the government’s 120 days in office. However, the Opposition stated that the government has provided a “feel-good and flattering assessment” of its 120 days pledges. Contrary …

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