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Bears continue to ravage crops in Lhayul chiwog

The team of forestry officials and a veterinary doctor, who visited Lhyaul chiwog in Chudzom, Sarpang, on August 18 to rescue the Himalayan black bear and her cubs, found that the bear and the two cubs were not trapped inside the electric fencing as farmers had claimed. The team confirmed …

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BKP submits Letter of Intent

BKP leaders and senior members submitted the letter of intent on Auguat 19

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party President Neten Zangmo and other senior members submitted the Letter of Intent to the Election Commission on August 19 evening.  The team offered prayers and butter lamps at the Semtokha dzong before presenting the documents to the election commission.  The letter of intent consists of a tentative …

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Graduates quiz GNHC on plans, jobs and GNH

In response to a graduate’s query on whether the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) had a say in the political parties’ plans on August 18 during the graduates’ orientation, GNHC’s secretary Thinley Namgyel said the commission would be working on it as there was a danger that the development focus …

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Samdrupjongkhar to have a cinema hall

Residents say they do not enjoy watching movies in multipurpose halls of schools

Samdrupjongkhar was one of the first dzongkhags in the country to get a cinema hall in 1950s, where people mainly watched Bollywood movies. But when the Bhutanese film industry is growing today, the town does not have a cinema hall, as the then-popular cinema hall is turned into a warehouse. …

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DNT submits Letter of Intent

ECB secretary Dawa Tenzin checks the LoI

The process for the third election to National Assembly has begun with the political parties submitting Letter of Intent (LoI) to the Election Commission of Bhutan.  Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) representatives, led by the party president Dr Lotay Tshering, submitted the party’s LoI on August 18, seven hours after the …

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Farmers in Narang ask for electric fencing

Tshewang Namgay guiding maize from monkey with dog at Naktshangthung village

Farmers of Narang gewog in Mongar, who depend on maize as one of their staple diets, are spending days and nights guarding the crop against wild animals. They say they have to spend sleepless nights, guarding the crop against wild boars a week after they sow the seeds. Once it …

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Potatoes fetch good price this season

From May this year until yesterday, farmers, who auctioned their potatoes, fetched triple the price they fetched last year. Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) officials said the quantity of the produce auctioned also doubled this year. FCBL auction complex recorded 7,583 metric tonnes (MT) of potatoes being auctioned so …

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Heat dries up paddy fields in Lhamoizingkha

At Kuendrelthang, the paddy fields have dried up and the soil hardened

With temperatures soaring above 36 degree Celsius and no sign of rain, farmers in Lhamoizingkha are worried that the heat is damaging their paddy plants. Farmers say it had not rained for a week. The highest temperature recorded in the locality was yesterday where it reached 39 degree Celsius. At …

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