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Urka Bangala floods weekend market


Agriculture: At this time of the year, the weekend vegetable market in Trashiyangtse is flooded with red and green Yangtsepa chilli, also known as Urka Bangala or Yangtsepa Ema. Yangtsepa chili is known for being larger than other chilies.

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FCBL resolves irregularities

Audit: The Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (FCBL) has resolved two major audit irregularities on time. This comes following its public hearing conducted by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on September 12.

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Her Majesty advises students to stay safe, healthy


Because the youth are the future of the nation

Advocacy: Increasing cases of HIV infection, the high suicide rate, mental health, teenage pregnancy, reproductive health, substance abuse, and physical and sexual abuse, were some of the main topics of discussion during a two-day visit by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck to Tsirang.

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Pasakha bypass condition irks truckers


Connectivity: The alternate route on the Phuentsholing-Thimphu highway through Pasakha, was re-opened to traffic yesterday afternoon after a major landslide on the morning of October 1 blocked the route to traffic.

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Words of Buddha available online

Full text of translated Kangyur to be published in 25 years and Tengyur in 100 years

Religion: 84000, a global non-profit initiative to translate the words of the Buddha, has now launched a state-of-the-art reading room where viewers can read some 29 texts or about 2,000 pages of Kangyur and Tengyur translated in English.

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Japan commits USD 3.6M in assistance


Cooperation: The government of Japan has committed to assist Bhutan develop a comprehensive development plan in the next two years and one that will be achieved by 2030. The technical assistance project is worth USD 3.6 million.

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Dagapela’s water woes to be solved

A new water source has been identified and will be in place within a year or two

Resource: Water shortage that the people of Dagapela have faced for decades will be solved within the next two years.

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Rents soar in Trashiyangtse town

Housing: With the arrival of employees for the Kholungchhu Hydroelectric Project, house rents in Trashiyangtse town have been increasing frequently and dramatically.

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