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Changery residents await information on crop compensation

The people of Changery in Drakteng, Trongsa are not happy for not getting any information on whether they would get crop compensation for the crops they lost in a hailstorm. A severe hailstorm on April 2, that lasted for about an hour, destroyed chilli saplings, buckwheat, cardamom, maize, potatoes and …

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Sangay succumbs to injuries 

Investigation: RSPN officials inspect injuries Sangay, a juvenile white bellied heron, sustained that led to its death last week (Photo: RSPN)

One of the three white-bellied herons tagged with global positioning system in May died last week. The juvenile, named Sangay by researchers, succumbed to injuries on June 30. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Diplomatic enclave case waits HC ruling

If the Thimphu Thromde is accused of delaying planned projects, the legal battles it is fighting against landowners is not helping the thromde or planners. The thromde is again caught up in a legal battle over the diplomatic enclave at Hejo. This time it is against four landowners who are …

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Picture story

Concluding a week long Moenlam Chhenmo at the Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu, His Holiness the Je Khenpo administered the blessing of Kuenkhen Pema Karpo’s Ladrub Wang to thousands of devotees yesterday. Hundreds of vehicles were parked along the roadside starting from the stretch between Druk School junction and Kuenselphodrang.

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Poultry farmers blame feed for reduced egg production

More than 17 poultry farmers in Thimphu and Chukha allege they incurred huge loss after a batch of layer pellet feeds of Karma Feeds reduced their poultry production since May 9.A poultry farm owner from Chukha approached the livestock officials in Thimphu, requesting the officials to investigate the case and help him.

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World Bank report underscores financial risks

Financing the 12th FYP programmes will be a challenge according to World Bank’s latest developmental update.  In the 12th Plan period, the government has projected a total financing gap of Nu 29.2 billion. While domestic revenue mobilisation through tax reforms and rationalisation of expenditures are critical, the rest will be financed …

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Ministry extends loan term for youth in Japan 

The labour ministry has provided an option of loan term extension scheme to the youth in Japan who are on overseas employment skills development (OESD) programme. This means the youth placed in Japan through the learn and earn programme would have an option to extend their loan term they had …

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Veterinary services go digital

The Laboratory Information Management System was launched on July 1

The wait time for test results of samples from the laboratories has now been shortened with the launch of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), an online database system designed to efficiently manage the information of all veterinary laboratory activities. It has the features for online entry of sample details, test …

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Trongsa hospital needs more doctors

The hospital had been managing with one doctor

With a lone doctor, patients visiting Trongsa hospital have to wait hours to consult the physician. The hospital had been managing with two doctors to date after two other doctors left for studies. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Monitoring of plastic ban goes slow

Plastic is still used as doma wrappers despite the ban

Tshering Penjor runs a dairy shop in Thimphu. Products are neatly packaged in transparent plastic. Customers also get a transparent plastic as a carry bag. On the Norzin Lam in Thimphu, Nima is busy washing betel leaves. He packs the doma in a thin plastic wrapper. To read more, please …

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Apiculture, a lucrative business for farmers

Tshering Wangdi Sherpa with one of his improved beehive sets

Tshering Wangdi Sherpa never imagined he could be an apiarist (beekeeper) although he saw his interest in apiculture (beekeeping) grow during school days in Jakar, Bumthang. From Patshaling Toed in Tsirang, Tshering Wangdi Sherpa is the chairman of the Patshaling Beekeepers’ Group that was started in 2010. Over the years, …

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Ceiling falls off in Gelephu regional hospital

Damaged ceiling at some 44 different locations in the hospital have been identified

Less than a year after its inauguration, noticeable damage to the physical structures has emerged at the central regional referral hospital in Gelephu. Following the discovery of multiple cracks on the walls of the 150-bed hospital earlier this year, the ceiling in various parts of the hospital has started to …

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