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Integrated farming still popular among civil servants

Integrated farming, started four years ago at Wangsisina in Thimphu, is popular among civil servants. The aim of Integrated Agriculture Technology Farming (IATF) is to demonstrate agriculture-based economic enterprise in an integrated, holistic and packaged production using appropriate farm technologies. The farm is spread over 28.03 acres of government land. …

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EU assures assistance beyond 2020

Ambassador Kesang Wangdi and European external action service’s deputy managing director Asia and Pacific, Paola Pampaloni after the signing

The European Union reassured that their assistance to Bhutan would continue beyond 2020. This reassurance was made on April 1 after ambassador Kesang Wangdi, who is the foreign affairs ministry’s director general of bilateral division, signed the agreed minutes of the seventh biennial consultation with the European external action service’s …

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Teachers will require master’s degree in the 12th Plan

What is the difference between teaching certificate and teaching licence? The confusion seems to have resulted after media reported some days ago. As trained professionals, teachers come out of the colleges with the licence to teach, said education minister Norbu Wangchuk. It appears that it was just a suggestion  a …

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Towards achieving vegetable self-sufficiency

If Bhutan is to achieve vegetable self-sufficiency, the country must produce at least 65,162 Metric Tonnes (MT) of vegetable by the end of the 12th Plan. While the country exported an average of 5,958 MT of vegetables in 2014, 2015 and 2016, it imported an average of 14,354MT vegetables. National …

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A town in need of infrastructure maintenance

The Gomtu town

Unrepaired road, bad drainage system, and lack of streetlights are three major problems Gomtu town currently faces. A resident said the roads have not been repaired or blacktopped for many years. “It gets dirty and dusty,” he said. Residents say that while there are also no streetlights in the core …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Sarpang

Anand Rai Age: 35 years Village: Gakiling Gewog: Gakiling Qualification BA (Hons) History Work experience Educated farmer Why should the people vote for you? I have lived in my village for the past seven years working as an educated farmer. I know the issues that impact the daily lives of …

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Taking services of female health workers to gewogs

The health ministry has come up with two proposals to ensure that the women in the gewogs that do not have female health assistant have access to female health assistants. Health secretary Dr Ugen Dophu said the mobile gynaecological clinic is one alternate to take services of female health assistants …

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Mules and horses transport transmission tower materials

More than 50 horses are deplyed for te construction of 23KM Motanga-Nganglam transmission line.

As motorable roads penetrate into the villages, the use of mules and horses in transporting goods has declined. But the old means of transportation is still being used in Samdrupjongkhar for the construction of 132KB transmission line between Motanga and Nganglam. About 50 horses and mules are involved every day …

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Tsamang PS in Mongar in dire need of repair

Tsamang PS has no budget to repair broken swerage pipes and cracks along the corridor

Students have been living with broken sewerage pipes, cracked corridors and weak railings Sewerage pipes of Tsamang Primary school’s boys’ hostel in Mongar have been broken for more than a year now. This has put the health of 38 students staying there at risk. While they are helpless in addressing …

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Lochoe wards off misfortune and rejuvenates good karma

The three-day Vajrayana conference ended on March 30

An annual ritual held in every household, lochoe, remains significant as an evidence of the flourishing Vajrayana Buddhism in the country. This was revealed during the three-day Vajrayana conference held in Thimphu last week. The principal of Drolung Retreat Center in Thimphu,  Khenpo Sonam, said lochoe was first introduced by …

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Tsheringma Drupchu block opens to traffic

The roadblock at Zalamchu in Tsheringma Drupchu opened to traffic yesterday evening (Photo: DoR)

The roadblock at Zalamchu in Tsheringma Drupchu opened to traffic yesterday evening. Zalamchu is about 25km away from Trongsa towards Wangduephodrang. The road was closed to traffic since the night of March 31 after the landslide and two huge boulders fell on the road. Few metres away from the block, …

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