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Reclaiming fallow land for farming

More than 200 acres have been reclaimed by the agriculture ministry so far
Agriculture: The agriculture ministry planted paddy in three acres of fallow land below Dechenphug monastery on May 28. This was part of the national programme to develop fallow land for crop cultivation.

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37 percent of workforce economically inactive

Employment: The economically inactive population of the country stands at 206,007, which is 36.9 percent of the country’s total working age population (15 years and above) according to the Labour Force Survey 2015.

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Family accuses Nganglam doctor of negligence

The doctor has dismissed the allegations
Medical: A team of four officials in Pemagatshel are investigating an allegation against a doctor of the Nganglam Basic Health Unit (BHU) for negligence that led to the death of a farmer following a snake bike.

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33 fall ill after consuming beef

15 have recovered so far
Medical: Fifteen of the 33 people from Serthi gewog in Samdrupjongkhar who grew sick after consuming beef suspected to be infected by anthrax have recovered and are now in stable condition.

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Record holder for memorisation in Thimphu

… he is conducting a workshop that is expected to help in storing information
Skills: More than a hundred students and parents attended a free session on training the brain to remember more and for longer periods of time at the Kelki higher secondary school auditorium in Thimphu yesterday.

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Int’l tourists bemoan bad roads

International tourists also had issues with food and improper waste management
Tourism: Conditions of the national highways followed by improper waste management and food quality rated highly among complaints that international tourists highlighted during their visit to Bhutan last year.

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Japan to reconstruct 3 bridges

JICA chief representative Koji Yamada and Lyonpo Dorji Choden at the groundbreaking ceremony

Infrastructure: The groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of the Chuzomsa, Nikachhu and Zalamchhu bridges on the Wangdue-Trongsa highway yesterday marked yet another milestone to celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Japan.

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The cabbage capital of Paro

The gewog of Naja switched from paddy cultivation to vegetables half a decade ago

Vegetable: In what was a blessing in disguise, lack of irrigation led to villagers of Wanakha under Naja gewog in Paro switching to a more profitable practise.

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