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Religious personnel: an agent for change?

A survey was conducted to assess their knowledge, attitude and practice on social issues

Survey: The understanding of social issues among religious personnel need to be improved going by the findings of a survey conducted among 3,242 religious personnel.

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Migration hinders Gasa’s agriculture objectives

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Road constructions and landslides are other reasons for some targets not being met

MTR: While Gasa has achieved 67 percent of its 11th Plan activities, the dzongkhag has requested reducing the targets of paddy, wheat, barley, potato and egg production during its midterm review (MTR) held yesterday.

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Impact: As effluents go into the rivers

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Environment: With the increasing number of vehicles being registered every year in Thimphu, car-wash facilities along the Lungtenzampa-Babesa highway are increasing. And with it, the negative environmental impacts.

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Completion of Hindu temple delayed

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Construction: The Hindu temple at Kuensel Phodrang that should have been completed long ago is still being built with only about 60 percent of the works complete. Construction began in November 2012.

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Wandering through cycle of life

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Review: For indeed, what goes around, comes around. What you sow, you bloody reap entire. Sonam Phuntsho’s Samsara – A Bhutanese Tale – is something of a novelty really, in ways more than one, to put it unshrivellingly straight and necessarily unclothed. When good things happen, which is vastly not very often, laying them bare as they appear is perhaps the only honourable thing to do. And it is done.

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NFE vital to achieving adult literacy rate target in S/J

Education: Samdrupjongkhar may not achieve its target of achieving an adult literacy rate of 80 percent in the 11th Plan unless local government officials encourage people to enrol in non-formal education (NFE). Adult literacy covers the ages between 15-65.

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Tsa-Tsa: A symbol of the Bhutan- Japan relationship

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A historical perspective of how the Japan- Bhutan friendship started

“In the year 2 of Taisho Era, I passed through Bhutan and reached Tibet.” Tokan Tada (1890-1967) writes in his book Tibet, published in 1942. The year 2 of Taisho corresponds to 1913 and makes Tada the first Japanese to ever step foot in Bhutan and describe the country to the Japanese.

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My Country, My Town

  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai