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Broiler farm running dry

Poultry: Some 11 farmers from Phuntshothang, Pemathang and Samdrupcholing in Samdrupjongkhar gathered last year to start broiler farms. Today, after their first production, farmers are worried about business sustainability. The 11 farms produced 700 kilograms of meat. In the next line of production, the farm will produce about 1,500 kilograms …

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BCSEA board meets but no decision reached

Update: No decision was made as of yesterday evening on the English II paper although Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) board met to review its last decision as per Cabinet’s directives. While the meeting went late into the night, a decision is yet to be made, BCSEA …

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On the rise again

Price of timber shoot despite government fixed arte in place Timber: The price of sawn timer, at least in the capital, is going back to the 2012 levels, when construction was booming and timber prices skyrocketed. Despite the price being fixed by a national resource pricing committee, sawn timber is …

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1,993 vehicles imported in five months

With or without tax revision, import of vehicles continue to rise Imports: About 13 new vehicles hit the roads everyday after the government lifted the ban on import of vehicles since last July. Records with Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) show that a total of 1,993 vehicles were imported …

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GNH is gaining momentum

Mega GNH events scheduled in the country in October GNH: If the attraction to Gross National Happiness (GNH) at international conferences is any indication, momentum for GNH has gained pace. Executive director of GNH Centre in Bumthang, Dr Saamdu Chhetri, is busy preparing for a “GNH mission in Europe” where …

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Farm road to ease life in Tongling

SDP: With the budget for Tongling pam-Kharangpagpa farm road approved, villagers of Tongling chiwog in Radhi gewog are looking forward to a better life. Government of India, through its small development project (SDP) has committed Nu 3M for construction of a farm road that would benefit about 80 households of …

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Through the lens of the young

A volunteer group train students in basic photography Photography: Jigme Wangmo, 15, a student of Jampeling higher secondary school from Trashigang had never held a sophisticated camera before. It was the first time she fiddled with a Canon DSLR camera during the photography workshop that is being conducted in Thimphu. …

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Tradition at risk

Textile: Days are getting colder. This is the time of year when women in Radhi, Trashigang are fully engaged in weaving bura (raw silk) ghos and kiras. Radhi is known for exquisite bura textiles and traditional dyes. However, not many women in Radhi weave. There aren’t many women left. Education …

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Of fear, rumours and security

COVER STORY: From this side of Norbugang (Dholpani) in Sarpang, the whole expanse of Gelephu spreads like a vast green carpet emblazoned with myriad little white dwellings. Far beyond the richly fulvous fields that extend until a long line of thick, tall and dark forest, farmers are winding their farm …

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Dirty old town

Under the warm setting sun, Sarpang town, located about 32kms away from Gelephu, remains a busy hub where travellers rest before heading to Gelephu. Some stop to eat at restaurants while others stretch for a breath of fresh air. What was once a thriving and oldest town is today nothing …

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