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Concerns about drop in areca nut harvests

Agriculture: Chukha’s two areca nut producing gewogs, Sampheling and Phuentsholing, are facing challenges in maintaining a consistent harvest. Production has been dropping drastically over the years.

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A historic visit

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Royal visit: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received an audience with Their Majesties The King and The Gyaltsuen yesterday after arriving in the country on their first visit to the country.

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Labour minister questioned about water supply pledge

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People of Gozhi assured that government working on finding a solution

Water: Labour Minister Nyeema Sangay Tshenpo, who is also the representative in parliament for Tashiding, Dagana, was questioned about his campaign promises to solve water shortages being faced in the dzongkhag, during a gewog meeting held on April 10.

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Nine-day free consultation for kidney patients

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Two nephrologists from Belgium are in Thimphu for the purpose

Health: In view of the increasing referral costs and the rising chronic kidney disease (CKD) cases in the country, a local kidney transplantation programme and peritoneal dialysis would immensely benefit the country, say two visiting nephrologists from Belgium.

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Trongsa’s first thrompon candidate

Thromde: “Trongsa is the centre and junction for East and Western parts of the country. People from all walks of life pass by, and it’s important to turn it in to a clean and green town,” said Ugyen Dorji, the first thrompon candidate for Trongsa Thromde.

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My Country, My Town

  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi