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Graduation: The 14th batch of Desuups completed a three-week training on Saturday at the Tencholing Military Training Centre in Wangdue                                                                                  

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ACC freezes more than 18.98 acres in Thimphu

Another two acres belonging to four people in Debsi, Chang gewog are yet to be validated Land: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), which is still investigating the Thimphu land case involving former Chang gup, Naku, has issued two more freeze notices on land belonging to six individuals on February 6. …

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Illegal BTN-INR exchange rate jacked up in Jaigaon

A black market thrives from this illicit business fuelled recently by the pilgrimage season Currency: The country’s currency, the ngultrum (BTN) is depreciating against the Indian rupee (INR) in the informal and illegal currency exchange market in Jaigaon, across the border from Phuentsholing. The ngultrum is pegged to the Indian …

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Standard guideline needed in treating spinal TB

Conference: Lack of standard guidelines to treat bone or spinal tuberculosis (TB) has left doctors at the orthopedic department of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital (JDWNRH) unclear. Spinal TB, medically known as Pott’s spine, occurs at the lumbar (lower part of the spine) in children and adults, and …

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How Trongsa became egg self-sufficient

First, it stopped imports from India and now it’s doing the same for other dzongkhags  Poultry: After stopping the import of eggs from India, Trongsa is now working on not having to depend on eggs from other dzongkhags. The dzongkhag is planning to produce over 3 million (M) eggs by …

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Learning from Malaysia

Homestay owners see room for improvement for the same service in the country  Homestay: More than a decade after it first started, homestays in Malaysia serve as a niche product for tourists to experience Malaysian rural lifestyle. Records with tourism and culture ministry show that there are 172 homestay clusters in …

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The fallow fields of Phagyul

Their only hope for irrigation is blocked by denial of passage via a neighbouring gewog Water: Acute water shortage in Phagyul gewog, Wangduephodrang has many left villagers frustrated, with more than 1,000 acres of land turned fallow without a possible solution. Phub Dem, 43, of Kumchi village is worried about …

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Mysterious disease killing cattle

Disease: An unidentified disease has killed more than eight cattle alarming villagers of  Pheluma chiwog, Orong gewog in Samdrupjongkhar. Villagers said most of their cows are still sick with the same disease. They said the cow and calves have been dying since November. Although villagers are not sure of the …

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ACC suspends four more business licenses

The action was taken because the companies had leased them to the dzongkhag engineer Lhakhang Karpo: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) suspended four more trade and contract licenses of two construction companies yesterday, making it nine licenses in all to be suspended in connection with the lhakhang Karpo project and …

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