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Cooperative dream bursts

Farmers paid an average of Nu 40,000 for each Jersey cow or bull

Cattle: Two years ago, villagers of Dezama in Choekhorling gewog purchased Jersey cattle with the hope to form a milk cooperative and earn an income.

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Improving mobility for the disabled

Department of Public Health director Dr Pandup Tshering tries out a customised wheelchair at the Taj Tashi in Thimphu

Health workers are being trained on how to custom build wheel chairs based on individual needs 
Service: In an effort to provide better services to persons with disabilities in the country, health professionals are receiving training on wheelchair service training in Thimphu.

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Man cons couple on social media

Promising the couple an employment opportunity in California, USA
Update: Thimphu police detained a 30-year-old man for larceny by deception and forgery after he allegedly promised a married couple an employment opportunity in California, USA.

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Stabilising the Reutala slide

Reutala is plagued by landslides every year (File photo)

Roads: Works to stabilise the Reutala slide, which is infamous for perennial roadblocks began recently. Works and human settlement (MoWHS) minister Dorji Choden visited the area in September last year, following which the Department of Roads (DoR) and Department of Geology and Mines conducted a study following directions from the ministry. The report was submitted recently with recommendations on short-term measures to contain the slides.

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Parliamentarians discuss their role on SDG

Governance: Parliament plays its role in giving impetus towards domestication, implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for which parliamentarians need to be familiar with the Goals.

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AMC to be corporatised from June

The centre will then be known as Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd.
Agriculture: The Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) in Paro will function as a state-owned enterprise from June 1 after which it will be known as the Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd.

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Revived domestic demand enhances economy

 Strategies to enhance education and labour skills attuned to economic demand will make growth more inclusive, ADB says
Economy: The country’s economy has grown because the aggregate demand, which faltered under import and credit restrictions imposed in 2012, picked up, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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JDWNRH to introduce peritoneal dialysis

… the service will be offered in addition to the existing hemodialysis treatment
Health: The Thimphu referral hospital will introduce peritoneal dialysis as part of the nephrology unit expansion plans given the increasing number of renal failure and related cases.

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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