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Ropeway for Phajoding monastery renovation

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A ropeway will transfer construction materials to the Phajoding monastery conservation project site. The ropeway cable, around 5 kms, will be installed at an estimated budget of less than one third of the total budget of Nu 200 mn set aside in the 11th five year plan for the renovation …

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Elephants continue to discourage farming in Sipsu

Elephants roaming along the bordering areas of Sipsu are a major cause of concern for the farmers as it discourages farming. The human-wildlife conflict in Sipsu, especially with elephants, has been going on for many years. Farmers are forced to leave their farmlands to resettle elsewhere. Elephants cannot be killed …

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High demand and breakdowns push demand for Buses

Bhutan Post puts up proposal for 18 more buses Bhutan’s Post’s City bus services are facing a paradox of increasing demand and usage by commuters but also an unusually high number of breakdown of its mainly Chinese Golden buses which consist of the bulk of the City Bus fleet. At …

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Various issues and challenges brought up MoAF in MTR

Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) presented its achievements made in less than two years at the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) Mid-Term Review (MTR) meeting. Out of 73 development goals, the ministry has achieved 9 development goals so far. 53 of the goals are on track and 12 are at …

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Cleaning up the nooks and crannies of Thimphu

Much of Thimphu is clean, at least for the time being, thanks to the waste management control carried by the Thimphu Thromde and Greener Way. But it seems there are always some nooks and corners around Thimphu where garbage, mainly waste plastics and papers, are thrown and pile up. One …

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Youth unemployment becomes a topic of interest at NGOP 2015

The annual national graduates’ orientation program yesterday had a panel discussion about issues regarding youth and employment. Out of the many issues discussed with the graduates the main focus was on unemployment of university graduates. In the last two years about 15,000 were given employment but an increasing number of …

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Accidents Kills one and seriously injures two others

Aman in his late twenties died on the spot yesterday and left his wife, two children and the deceased’s sister injured when the Alto car they were travelling in met with an accident. The incident took place at around 10 am yesterday while they were travelling back home to Samdrup …

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