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Monks learn to manage disaster

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Disaster: To increase the knowledge on disaster risk reduction and preparedness of nuns and monks, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and focal persons from central monastic body conducted disaster management training at Sangchoekhor monastic school in Paro.

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Replacement land sought

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Land: Land owners in Wangdicholing village in Bumthang are calling for the government to provide them with land replacement as no new constructions are permitted if their plots fall on the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood zone.

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Art exhibition: ‘Her Expression III’ begins

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Art: ‘Her Expression III’ – an exhibition by Bhutanese female artists saw many breaking away from the convention and showcasing artworks that were not only simply beautiful to look at but also conveying significant messages.

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Langchenphu farmers in need of irrigation channel

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Agriculture: The people of sixteen households of lower Langchenphu village in Samdrupjongkhar are in desperate need of a permanent irrigation channel. Growing paddy, their main cash crop, is increasingly becoming difficult without a dependable irrigation channel.

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Forestry offices merger won’t affect services: PM

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Visit: Merging the dzongkhag forestry sector with the divisional offices will not impact the quality and access to such services, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said after concerns were raised during his gewog meeting programme in Kawang gewog yesterday.

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Zhung Dratshang goes online

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ICT: His Holiness the Je Khenpo yesterday launched the website of the Zhung Dratshang (Central Monastic Body) at the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu