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Egg tray unit overwhelmed with demand

Besides producing about 4000 trays a day, unit cannot meet the demand

Egg: The Bhutan Youth Development Fund’s (YDF) egg tray-manufacturing unit in Bjemina produces about 3,500 to 4,000 trays a day, yet it is not enough to meet the demand of its sole retailer, Karma One-Stop shop.

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Doing mathematics is a very meditative process

Marcus Q&A: Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Fellow of New College. He is the author of The Music of the Primes, Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Symmetry, Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature and The Number Mysteries. He has presented numerous radio and TV series including The Story of Maths and The Code. He is a recipient of the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize (2009) and has also received an OBE for services to science (2010).

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Sixth edition of Mountain Echoes begins

Lit Fest: The sixth edition of the literary festival Mountain Echoes, dedicated to His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo in commemoration of His Majesty’s 60th Birth Anniversary celebrations, was inaugurated in Thimphu, yesterday.

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Zomdus go virtual

ICT: It required a few retrials and redials. More than 50 people, most of them with radiant blue scarves and dangling patangs, gazed at the screen. Some frowned. The IT officials ran across the room, calling and fiddling with the remote control.

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Punakha’s progress on track

The dzongkhag is behind its target on potato production, enrollment in NFE and infant mortality

MTR: Punakha dzongkhag has achieved more than half of its targets for the 11th Plan, according to the dzongdag and local leaders who presented the progress to the government yesterday during the Mid Term Review (MTR) at Lekithang higher secondary school.

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Mumps outbreak in Martshala school

136 students affected so far

Health:  The basic health unit (BHU) in Samdrupcholing dungkhag has confirmed an outbreak of an infectious disease mumps in Martshala primary school.

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Writers in Bhutan have no shortage of inspiration

AshwinQ&A: Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest selling English fiction authors. He has written several best sellers – The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key, and a New York Times best selling crime thriller with James Patterson, Private India. Included by Forbes India in their Celebrity 100 and winner of the Crossword Popular Choice, Ashwin has recently also penned a non-fiction title 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck. He will be speaking at the Mountain Echoes literary festival which begins today. 

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Buried workers’ bodies retrieved

Project authority says that such incidents will not occur again

Update: All five bodies of the expatriate workers of Mangdechu Hydropower Project Authority were retrieved and escorted to their homes across the border by yesterday evening, six days after a massive slide of debris buried them in the dam pit.

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