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Climate change could affect cropping pattern

Paro, Thimphu and Chukha that grow apples in abundance today, would be affected by climate change and become unsuitable to produce the cash crop by 2050, a study shows. Wengkhar Agriculture and Research Development Centre’s principal horticulture officer, Loday Phuntsho said this means areas such as Paro would not be ...

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PM visits gewogs in Punakha

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay attended the passing out parade of the 27th batch of Desuups in Tencholing, Wangduephodrang

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, who was on a gewog tour in Punakha, clarified about the JDWNRH corporatisation issue at two meetings. Lyonchhen visited the 200th gewog yesterday. In Guma gewog, Lyonchhen informed the people on false reports of charging people at JDWNRH after its corporatisation. He explained that health is a ...

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NFE instructors pin hope on RCSC

Choki Wangmo has 12 students today

Choki Wangmo, 34, has been working as a non-formal education (NFE) instructor in Pelrithang, Gelephu, for more than a decade. This is her 12th year in the profession. While she enjoys teaching to people who have never been to school at school-going age, she has always been worried what she ...

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Kelzari to have drinking water soon

Without any water source in the locality, residents of Kelzari village in Darla, Chukha, have been fetching water from a nearby drying stream. Some fetched from the nearby ponds. People have constructed water taps in front of their houses since 2015 but most taps are dry too. The situation is, ...

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Reviving tshazo in Kangpara

Cane and bamboo products have been supporting 71-year old Sangay Wangdi’s family for generations. Smiling through his timeworn face, he picks up the cane pieces to weave a bangchung. He claims he is the fourth generation in his family to practice the tshazo (bamboo craft) in Pasaphu chiwog of Kangpara, ...

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Actions adopted to build resilience in HKH region

Apart from achieving common pursuit, the members of Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region should work together, the director general of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), David Molden, said. He said this at the end of a conference ICIMOD and Nepal’s ministry of population and environment organised, where members ...

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OPCW establishment day

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will light 1,000 butter lamps at the National Memorial Choeten to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Organisation of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) today. The OPCW is the implementing ...

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Undercutting, the tourism industry’s bane

The practice undermines the high value-low impact policy Although the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) suspended a licence of a tour operator last month for allegedly undercutting the minimum daily tariff set for tourists, many tour operators in the country are surprised about TCB hushing the issue. The license of ...

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Candidates can’t seek votes on familiarisation tours: ECB

A campaign is carried out after the issuance of the notification calling an election The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has clarified that candidates and political parties cannot present their manifesto or seek votes during familiarisation tours to their constituency. As more candidates embark on familiarisation tours, some confusion over ...

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Farmers disappointed with ginger price in Gelephu

A kilogramme of ginger is fetching a maximum price of Nu 23 in the auction yard today

When Dechen Choden, 30, grew ginger on her 50 decimal land in Umling, Sarpang, she thought she would earn a good income. But when she harvested, she could get the yield from 20 decimal land. “The ginger rotted in the field.” She was more disappointed when she auctioned the produce ...

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Adequate fund required for food reserve

The Public Accounts Committee’s recommendation to maintain adequate fund for National Food Security Reserve (NFSR) and SAARC Food Security Reserve would be reviewed and approved, the joint sitting of the parliament decided on December 6. The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) made nine recommendations following a performance audit of the Food ...

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