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Bimkhar village in need of electric fencing

More than 60 households of Bimkhar are waiting for electric fencing

In Bimkhar, the fresh sprouting of potatoes reminds farmers of spring. The early spring chill is still around. It is not the cold that farmers are worried about. It is the animals, the wild animals that had been tormenting them every time they plant something. A few farmers are returning …

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No dancers at Gasa tshechu

Pa-tselps perform one of the 25 Goenzheys

Small is not beautiful always. Ask the Tsechu organisers of Gasa. The northern most dzongkhag has a population of only 3,500 people including the highlanders of Laya and Lunana. Finding dancers for the tsechu is a problem. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Bhutanese apprehended in Jaigaon

At Jaigaon customs: The Bhutan registered eicher truck

Jaigaon customs officials and SSB intercepted a Bhutanese (Eicher) truck with tobacco products worth about Nu 1.8 million (M) outside Phuentsholing gate. There were three people in the truck, a woman, her son, and a driver. Sources said the driver ran away. The mother and the son were later released. …

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UNDP honours His Majesty The King

To honour His Majesty’s leadership in advancing human development and the wellbeing and happiness of the people of Bhutan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday presented a Special Award of Recognition to His Majesty The King.

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Bhutan needs to strategise the last mile ride: PM

The 14th Round Table Meeting formally opened yesterday evening

The process of graduating from the group of least developed countries (LDC) is about concern for the future as basic aspirations remain yet to be fulfilled. In this context, the UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary General, Achim Steiner who is in the country to co-chair the 14th Round Table meeting said, “graduation in development context is to some extent an arbitrary milestone.”

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Democracy progresses human development 

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner release the National Human Development Report at the Parliament Courtyard yesterday

Bhutan’s growing democracy has helped advance development according to the fourth National Human Development Report (NHDR) released yesterday. The report ‘Ten years of democracy in Bhutan’ highlights development results during the 10 years of democracy in the country. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary-General Achim …

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Two years after the World Health Organisation declared Bhutan and the Maldives as the first two countries to eliminate measles in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR) before the regional target of 2020, WHO SEA’s regional director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh yesterday awarded a plaque to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering …

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In Phobji and Gangtey, farmers compete to use more fertilisers 

Potato is the main cash crop in Phobji and Gangtey

The increasing usage of fertilisers for potato farming in Gangtey and Phobji has become a concern for local leaders and agriculture officials. A local leader of Phobji gewog said farmers were almost competing in using more fertilisers every year. Almost everyone in Phobji and Gangtey grow potato as their main …

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“One has to be self- reliant”

Yeshi Tenzin (right) helps test a water tank

An idea to start an environmental testing and calibration firm had always nagged Yeshi Tenzin since his college days in India. At 33 today, the MSc (natural resources management) graduate is living his dream. After establishing his firm, Bhutan Ecolab Services (BES), at Toribrari in Phuentsholing, Yeshi Tenzin now plans …

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 A police official briefs applicants for the post of constable at the RBP ground in Thimphu yesterday. There were 200 applicants for the post of 30 female constables and 190 male applicants for 170 seats.

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