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Understanding prey-predator dynamics 

Assessing the quality of wildlife habitat, determining the capacity of grazing land to initiate livestock intensification programme, and determining prey-predator dynamics to understand the root cause of conflict were some of the recommendations made to better manage the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary. This was presented at the annual Bhutan Ecological Society …

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FCB buys 18 MT of farm produce under buy-back programme 

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) bought almost 18 metric tons (MT) of farm produce of worth Nu 214,000 in the last fiscal year, according to the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) annual report 2017-18. Farmers sold the produce mainly through farm shops set up in gewogs. …

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Workshop equips NFE instructors with new skills

Twenty five instructors attended the workshop

Yangki from Chapcha has spent the last 17 years as a Non-Formal Education (NFE) instructor in her community. Internet and computer were rare when she took on the job in 2000 after completing Class 10. Although an instructor, she never had an email address. “I didn’t know how to create …

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Zangkhar primary school in Lhuentse organised a daylong learning festival for its students to showcase their innovation, share ideas, skills and knowledge learnt during the academic year. More than 400 parents and students including its alumni attended the festival on December 1. The school established in 1962 caters to 120 …

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The cardamom standstill 

Following the halt on the export of cardamom to India, relevant government offices are yet to engage with the Government of India (GoI) to resolve the issue. In Phuentsholing and other cardamom hubs, exporters are not buying the cardamom anymore. This has fuelled speculations that the price could drop further …

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 The five-day Nachung scout programme at Genekha lower secondary school in Thimphu concluded yesterday. Over 100 scouts and community scouts attended the programme, where they presented their creative arts and performed plays. The programme is dedicated to the Gyalsey and to celebrate 50 years of Bhutan-India relations.

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Former NC contestant is Samkhar gup-elect 

Candidates congratulate each other after the declaration of results yesterday

Winning 74.25 percent of the total votes, Jamyang, from Pam village is the gup-elect of Samkhar gewog in Trashigang. During the by-election held yesterday, the 31-year-old secured 1,249 votes from a total of 1,682. His opponent, Sonam Zangpo, from Bikhar-Domkhar chiwog secured 433 votes. Jamyang secured 596 votes on the …

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The significance of December 17

The group at KD in Changzamtog, Thimphu

As the nation prepares for the 111th national day in Samtse, excitement is growing among the people because of the day’s specialness this year. Kuensel’s Jigme Wangchuk finds out. Day the first Changzamtog, Thimphu. Upon a dark winter evening – a massive wood stove burning. In all but a dozen, …

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Social acceptance begins in schools

It was 2012 and Karma Lama was looking forward to enjoying his winter vacation. He was well until he appeared the examination for class VII. Soon he began feeling numb in his fingers, which then spread to his hands and legs. Instead of enjoying the holidays, he had to make …

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Speaking through art

Art improves the imagination of children

The small hallway of the Wangsel Institute,Paro is quiet. The only noise is from footsteps of teachers climbing the wooden stairs. For people who love art, this is the perfect place. Paper art, painting and paper crafts greet visitors to the institute. Hiroko Masuda, a Japanese volunteer is a teacher …

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