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Photography that focuses on self-esteem

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Exhibition: Olivier Jammes, a French photographer and an economist has been living in Bhutan for the last three years. This has given him the opportunity to go where other photographers don’t, to document Bhutan as usually not shown in photography books.

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No progress on proposed tunnel roads

Connectivity:  Except for the Thimphu to Wangdue tunnel road, for which a feasibility report is being finalised, no progress has been made on the remaining nine tunnel roads of the road master plan 2007-2027.

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More women expected to contest in LG

… at least in Trongsa and Bumthang 
LG: Although women outnumbered men in registering for the Functional Literacy Test (FLT) for the upcoming local government elections, less women sat for the test on April 30.

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Scheme inspires conservation

Namay Nichu PES in Tsento gewog , Paro

The Payment for Environment Services scheme has renewed enthusiasm among community forest members 
Environment: Despite their hard work and investment, the Burkhey community forest in Phuentsholing was failing to inspire its members. Of the initial 29 members, eight households had dropped out.

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Gelephu’s poor academic performance

Improving academic performance of students remains a priority
MTR: Improving academic performance of students remains a priority for Gelephu thromde as indicated during the mid-term review.

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Paro DT to seek clarification on tenure of local leaders

In doing so, the DT will write to Parliament, ECB and DLG
LG: Given inconsistencies in the Acts, Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) will seek clarification from Parliament, Election Commission of Bhutan and the Department of Local Government (DLG) on the confusion over local government election related issues.

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Falling ginger prices leave farmers worried

The price continued to drop further this year despite the good yield

Agriculture: Aum Yengjay Lhamo of Dzombabi village in Sarpang is relieved of a daunting task in the fields this year with ginger plantation completed in her one-acre land.

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
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