Tuesday , September 27 2016
  • Bhutan hopes to expand peacekeeping role

    The foreign minister said at the 71st session of the UNGA UN: Bhutan hopes to expand its contribution to the UN peacekeeping effort in coming years, foreign affairs minister, Damcho Dorji said during his address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24.

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Chanachen village gets electric fencing

Agriculture: Chanachen village in Geling gewog got its first electric fencing system (EFS) yesterday. The five-kilometre fencing that was launched yesterday will benefit and protect the fields of  24 households in the village.

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From farmer to maker of machines


Innovation: In the village of Septokha in Baap gewog, Punakha, 44-year old Namgay is fabricating wood to be used for a machine, while his neighbours are busy working in the paddy fields.

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Potassium bromate banned in food

Only a few bakeries in the south were found using potassium bromate

Food: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) issued a notification banning the use of potassium bromate as a food additive on July 4.

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Human-wildlife conflict rampant in Chumey

The government is studying the possibility of providing the villages with electric fencing

Five villages of Chumey cultivate only wheat given the issue 
Agriculture: Given the rampant human-wildlife conflict in five villages of Chumey, Bumthang, many farmers today opt to leave their lands fallow and use only a small portion of it to cultivate wheat.

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Bangladesh President addresses Parliament

He concluded his four-day visit to Bhutan yesterday
Relations: The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, said hydropower is one of the sectors that holds the “greatest potential” for cooperation between Bhutan and Bangladesh, during his address to the joint sitting of Parliament yesterday.

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PE from Gelephu and Mongar a possibility

RCSC exams: Should the number of graduates meet the minimum threshold, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is planning to facilitate the conduct of Preliminary Examinations (PE) for the civil service exams in Mongar and Gelephu.

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Hydropower under RAA scanner

Nu 577M in unresolved irregularities from three projects
Audit: The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) found irregularities worth Nu 577 million (M) while auditing the three hydropower projects of Mangdechhu, Phunatshangchhu-I and Punatsangchhu-II last year.

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Pasakha’s dairy business growing

The group has around 38 registered members today

Cooperative: About 53 farmers from different villages in Sampheling (Pasakha), Chukha got paid for supplying milk for the month of June. Although not really profitable at the moment, the dairy business has grown and production increased.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu