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The high cost of connecting Bhutan’s remotest gewogs

Establishing a community centre in these gewogs could cost at least Nu 8 million each

Community: The establishment of community centres in five remaining gewogs may not be possible given high costs, it was pointed out by the Department of Information Technology and Telecom during its mid-term review (MTR) held last month.

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No cooperation to restrict illegal construction: DoR

Wangdue records more than 100 illegal constructions recorded within road’s right of way  

Road: There are more than 100 illegal constructions in Wangduephodrang, according to the Department of Road’s (DoR) report to the 12th Wangdue Dzongkhag Tshogdue.

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New economic opportunities: Women’s entrepreneurship in the HKH

“I seek training, not for me, but for my family members, so that they understand what I am doing when I go out of the home to attend trainings, sell the product, and liaise with traders and officers.” – Female vegetable farmer, representative of the multipurpose cooperative, Surkhet Nepal On 21 January 2016, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced

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More than 2.5 million books read during Reading Year

This was revealed in a report on the National Reading Year that was launched last week alongside the One-Teacher-One-Child initiative report

Education: Umish Yakha, a student of Changzamtog Lower Secondary School (CZLSS) in Thimphu was forsaken by his parents.

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A sour orange business

Export: Exporters and suppliers involved in the citrus mandarin (orange) business are starting to feel the ripple effects of the poor orange production in the last season.

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