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Religious personnel: an agent for change?

A survey was conducted to assess their knowledge, attitude and practice on social issues

Survey: The understanding of social issues among religious personnel need to be improved going by the findings of a survey conducted among 3,242 religious personnel.

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Migration hinders Gasa’s agriculture objectives

Road constructions and landslides are other reasons for some targets not being met

MTR: While Gasa has achieved 67 percent of its 11th Plan activities, the dzongkhag has requested reducing the targets of paddy, wheat, barley, potato and egg production during its midterm review (MTR) held yesterday.

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Impact: As effluents go into the rivers

Environment: With the increasing number of vehicles being registered every year in Thimphu, car-wash facilities along the Lungtenzampa-Babesa highway are increasing. And with it, the negative environmental impacts.

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Completion of Hindu temple delayed

Construction: The Hindu temple at Kuensel Phodrang that should have been completed long ago is still being built with only about 60 percent of the works complete. Construction began in November 2012.

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Wandering through cycle of life

Review: For indeed, what goes around, comes around. What you sow, you bloody reap entire. Sonam Phuntsho’s Samsara – A Bhutanese Tale – is something of a novelty really, in ways more than one, to put it unshrivellingly straight and necessarily unclothed. When good things happen, which is vastly not very often, laying them bare as they appear is perhaps the only honourable thing to do. And it is done.

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NFE vital to achieving adult literacy rate target in S/J

Education: Samdrupjongkhar may not achieve its target of achieving an adult literacy rate of 80 percent in the 11th Plan unless local government officials encourage people to enrol in non-formal education (NFE). Adult literacy covers the ages between 15-65.

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