Sunday , March 26 2017
  • Caste system practices questioned

    While the Constitution guarantees equality and prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, language, religion, politics or other status, some sections of the country allege they are discriminated based on their caste.

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Tarphel village in need of a road

Tarphel village is a five-day walk from the Bumdeling gewog centre in Trashiyangtse. The remote village in the mountains bordering India has 80 households and a population of around 600.

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Agriculture minister encourages farmers to kill wild boars

But only if the animal is severely damaging their crops

In a recent visit to the gewogs in Tsirang, agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji, encouraged farmers to kill wild boars if they damage crops.

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Crèches yet to pick up

Not many agencies have opened crèches, which are nurseries where babies and young children are cared for during the working day, despite the Cabinet’s 2015 directive to all government agencies to do so as part of a move to improve the efficiency of working women.

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Mass chilli plantation in Chimipang

The mass plantation is one of the government’s interventions aimed at meeting local demand through local production  A mass commercial chilli plantation was carried out at Chimipang in Lobesa, Punakha, on March 18.

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Picture story

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tshering Pem Wangchuck who is the president of the Youth Development Fund (YDF) graced the inauguration ceremony of a bridge, named the Kuenphen Zam, in Tshaluna yesterday.

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Bhutan’s national goals aligned with SDGs

As Bhutan strides into the last mile of its graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category, the country needs to share its stories and innovations that allow policy makers around the world to take happiness seriously,  Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said during the Round Table Meeting that concluded two days ago.

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OAG reviews Chang gup’s illegal land transactions

The sitting gup of Chang, Kanjur, has been implicated for alleged encroachment of government land, deception and forgery in connection with the illegal registration of more than three acres of Tsamdro (pasture land) in Chang Debsi, Thimphu.

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