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First plastic waste road laid in Thimphu

The technology will be tested on the road at Pelela where asphalt blacktopping has not worked 

Entrepreneur: In a move towards building environment friendly roads in Bhutan, a technology that uses plastic waste to blacktop roads has begun.

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Tour operators must use designated routes and campsites: TCB

Those found using undesignated trekking routes or campsites and accommodation will be penalised

Tourism: In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding the Bumdra campsite above Taktshang in Paro, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) officials clarified that the campsite is not among the approved trekking routes and campsites.

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Farm mechanisation project’s phase II approved

JICA: To provide farmers with better access to appropriate farm machineries, the government had requested the Government of Japan for a technical cooperation project called Strengthening Farm Mechanisation Project Phase II (SFaMP).

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Suicide rising in Trashigang

School counsellors call for a need to assess the benefits of awareness programmes

Health: Jampeling Middle Secondary School (JMSS) in Trashigang was electing school captains when they heard the news a few weeks ago.

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Alipurduar police sensitise Bhutanese travellers

Booklets with emergency contact numbers and police stations were distributed  Traffic: To make travelling along the Indian highways safe and better for Bhutanese, the Alipurduar district police organised an awareness program at the border gate yesterday.

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When livelihoods and compassion clash

Cattle sellers and the tshedar tshogpa members are at odds over the export of cattle to India for slaughter

Livestock: In what is a case of compassion and livelihoods clashing, a group of people, claiming to be members of a Tshedar tshogpa, an informal committee engaged in rescuing animals, are stopping cattle that are purchased within the country from being sold across the border in Samdrupjongkhar.

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