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Haa on track

 The need for vegetable cooperatives was raised to prevent over supply, as is the case with tomatoes flooding the market MTR: Harsh weather, a small population and lack of engineers are the major hurdles in carrying out developmental activities in Haa.

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Quality of hospital’s new buildings questioned

While no issues with quality were found following an inspection, residents remain fearful

Infrastructure: The quality of Bajo hospital's newly constructed residential buildings at Rinchengang have come under scrutiny after a 30-year-old male health worker fell from the first floor and sustained injuries after a part of the concrete-post of the railing of his balcony broke.

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Private schools top annual performance rankings

Education: Dr Tobgyal middle secondary school (MSS) has been ranked first in three of four categories of this year’s annual school rankings, while Ugyen Academy repeats as the top performer for the higher secondary school (HSS) category

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Black stork sighted in Bumthang

It is the highest altitude sighting of the bird

Birds: The black stork (ciconia nigra) and bar-headed goose (anser indicus) have been recorded for the first time in Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP) in Bumthang.

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BAFRA seized expired and damaged food items

But less items are being seized as a result of better awareness and cooperation by shopkeepers

BAFRA: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) seized goods worth Nu 70,000 from about 130 shops in Samdrupjongkhar and Dewathang for not complying the Food Act of Bhutan.

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Erratic orthodontic services irk patients

Some have wasted money on treatment they have had to discontinue because of erratic orthodontic services

Medical: Sonam Peldon, a resident of Thimphu who paid Nu 30,000 to have braces fitted on her teeth at the referral hospital last year has to have her teeth checked by an orthodontist every month.

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