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More women expected to contest in LG

… at least in Trongsa and Bumthang 
LG: Although women outnumbered men in registering for the Functional Literacy Test (FLT) for the upcoming local government elections, less women sat for the test on April 30.

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Scheme inspires conservation

Namay Nichu PES in Tsento gewog , Paro

The Payment for Environment Services scheme has renewed enthusiasm among community forest members 
Environment: Despite their hard work and investment, the Burkhey community forest in Phuentsholing was failing to inspire its members. Of the initial 29 members, eight households had dropped out.

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Gelephu’s poor academic performance

Improving academic performance of students remains a priority
MTR: Improving academic performance of students remains a priority for Gelephu thromde as indicated during the mid-term review.

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Paro DT to seek clarification on tenure of local leaders

In doing so, the DT will write to Parliament, ECB and DLG
LG: Given inconsistencies in the Acts, Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) will seek clarification from Parliament, Election Commission of Bhutan and the Department of Local Government (DLG) on the confusion over local government election related issues.

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Falling ginger prices leave farmers worried

The price continued to drop further this year despite the good yield

Agriculture: Aum Yengjay Lhamo of Dzombabi village in Sarpang is relieved of a daunting task in the fields this year with ginger plantation completed in her one-acre land.

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Contractors want community contract discontinued

But local leaders favour it being continued 

Construction: A debate ensued on whether the community contract should be continued because of possible adverse effects it could have on the agriculture sector during the recent annual general meeting of Construction Association of Bhutan in Thimphu.

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Falling ginger prices leave farmers worried

The price continued to drop further this year despite the good yield
Agriculture: Aum Yengjay Lhamo of Dzombabi village in Sarpang is relieved of a daunting task in the fields this year with ginger plantation completed in her one-acre land.

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Contractors want community contract discontinued

A pavilion constructed through the community contract in Trashigang (File Photo)

But local leaders favour it being continued 
Construction: A debate ensued on whether the community contract should be continued because of possible adverse effects it could have on the agriculture sector during the recent annual general meeting of Construction Association of Bhutan in Thimphu.

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We look at Bhutan as an example: US Ambassador

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Kuensel reporter Tshering Palden spoke with the US Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma on his second visit to Bhutan in two years. Excerpts of the interview. 

Q&A: What is the purpose of your visit? 

It is good to be in Bhutan. As you probably know we administer some programmes from the embassy in New Delhi in the areas of education, clean energy and cultural preservation.

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My Country, My Town

  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang
  • Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
    Dog’s best friend: It’s not often one sees a municipal garbage truck with just one dog in attendance. Photo by Ezoo Kee
  • Hanging by a thread: Wonder how the streetlight got that way and when it will get fixed.
  • Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
    Playing deadly dodgem: A safety wall at an archery tournament ironically doubles as a vantage point. Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Guess wh- -’s missing? A prominent blooper, this, and in a gold frame, no less! Photo by Pema Wangmo, SDFSec, Thimphu
  • Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi
    Lock up: No cigar for guessing who occupies these premises Photo by Dorji Wangdi