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Open defecation at Kuenselphodrang

Open defecation and waste issues have literally taken over Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu, where thousands of devotees including trulkus, lams, monks, lay monks, nuns and residents from across the country have gathered to receive oral transmission and empowerment of Kanjur, the teachings of the Lord Buddha from His Holiness the 70th …

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What it will take to make our unsafe roads safer

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An average of 85 people died in road crashes every year in Bhutan between 2010 and 2015 according to the draft of the National Transport Policy of Bhutan. Road fatalities averaged around 13 for every 10,000 vehicles, which is one of the highest in South Asia. In Europe, North America …

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Eco friendly roads in Bhutan, a possibility

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Modern technology offers various opportunities to implement new eco friendly and cheap road building methods and some local firms are trying to promote a few tried and tested methods developed in Europe. One method is the Deans Infratech technology that offers cost effective alternative road construction with a patented soil …

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LGBT community still faces stigma, stereotypes

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While there is more awareness and acceptance about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with supportive public voices and a sympathetic press, members say they still face prejudice and discrimination. Pema, a gay, who works with Health Information Service Center, said the issue of acceptance and fear of …

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NRDCA conducts research on growth performance of carp in Bhutan

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The National Research and Development Center for Aquaculture (NRDCA) in Gelephu, the apical technical aquacultural organization in Bhutan, has initiated on-station research on carp culture with the Rohu (Labeo rohita) and Mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala) species. According to the centre’s Livestock Protection Officer, Drukpola,  the objective of the research is to …

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