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Bhutan to have Tiger and Cat Research Center

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The construction of a Regional Center for Tiger and Cat Research has begun in the south central border town of Gelephu. “Bhutan with more than 70 per cent forest cover and with more than 50 per cent under protected areas in the form of National Parks and Biological Corridors offers …

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Changbangdu sees illegal dumping

Waste is being illegally dumped on public land around Changbangdu Residents of Changbangdu locality want the local government authorities to publicise and reinforce the new solid waste management rules because waste is still being illegally dumped by the roadside and on public land in Changbangdu. “Implementing agencies should ensure that …

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Sarpang Dzong construction delayed

The construction of the Sarpang Dzong, supposed to begin in January, has been delayed by two months because of minor changes in the design plan say project officials. The Nu 1 billion construction project is funded by the government of India. “Though the change is minor, the consultant has asked …

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YBC criticized for selling rotten chillies to customers

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Youth Business Cooperative (YBC) in Thimphu supplies chillies at Nu 55 per kg which many considered to be quite reasonable during the chilli crisis but recently consumers have started complaining that over 50 per cent of the chillies that YBC supplies are rotten and unusable, consumer says. What makes it …

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Home Ministry looking into Lhatshog Masks on T-shirts

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The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA) will be looking into the issue of Lhatshog mask images on a brand of T-shirts being sold by a company named Karmakora. The matter came to the attention of the ministry after Karmakora’s new T-shirts with the Lhatshog Zhelbab printed on it …

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Bhutanese herbal medicine helps to give up drinking and smoking

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A pure indigenous herbal medicine could help alcoholics and smokers give up drinking and smoking, according to Dungtsho Tandin Phurba, chief Traditional Physician from the Department of Traditional Medicine Services, Kawajangsa, Ministry of Health. People in large numbers queued outside Dungtsho’s chamber to get medicine for giving up drinking and …

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Tiger prowling near lamai Goempa

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A remotely activated camera trap has captured a tiger prowling near Lamai Goempa Dzong in Bumthang valley reconfirming that high altitude areas of Bhutan are potential tiger habitat. Researchers of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in Bumthang set up the traps in its research preserve near …

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