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Bhutanese man in Dubai found dead

The deceased, who was working there, is said to have committed suicide

Labour: A 26-year-old Bhutanese man working in Dubai was found dead on March 14.

The deceased who was from Beldara, Samdrupjongkhar was recruited by the M.H Alshaya company, a multinational retail franchise operator that is headquartered in Kuwait.

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MoU to promote micro, small and medium enterprises

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SAARC Development Fund (SDF) and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at SIDBI office in Mumbai on March 21 to collaborate for the growth and strengthening of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector in SAARC member states.

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Outgoing JICA chief representative hopes the Bhutanese remain a friendly and warm people

3×4JICA Chief Representative Yumiko Asakuma who returns to Japan at the end of this month after completing her three-year tenure in Bhutan spoke with Kuensel's Gyalsten K Dorji on her time here. Excerpts of the interview

  What are some fond memories you will be taking away?

During my tenure, the President of JICA visited Bhutan twice, and during the first visit by Mr Tanaka, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our cooperation which started in 1964.

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Watershed management plan developed for Baychhu

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It is hoped that the plan will ensure sustainable utilisation of water

Resource: Increasing developmental activities has led to poor water management and land degradation of the Baychhu watershed, which is the source for drinking and irrigation water of the largest urban settlement of the Punatsangchhu basin.

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Making money from dung

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First local organic manure enters market 

Agriculture: Cow gives … cow dung!

This is what farmer Padam Bahadur Ghalley would say if he were a student. The farmer boasts his produce is extraordinary. He made Nu 5,000 on the first day of a marketing trial at the Centenary Farmers’ Market yesterday.

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Hurdles along the free trade route

Indian ambassador recommends intensive dialogue to resolve the issues

Trade: Despite a free trade agreement between Bhutan and India, the ground realities are different, and not always favourable for the Bhutanese. This is according to business leaders.

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Combating citrus diseases

Agriculture: To prevent the two major citrus diseases, fruit dropping and citrus greening, all citrus farmers will need to put in place modified solutions provided by the agriculture ministry.

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T/gang drops fish production target

MTR: Trashigang dropped its target to produce two metric tonnes (MT) of fish annually following the mid term review (MTR) as the farmers were not keen on starting fisheries.

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My Country, My Town

  • 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
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi