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Detained for alleged rape of a minor

A 29-year old man from Punakha has been detained by the Wangduephodrang police after he was accused of raping a 16-year old minor on the night of February 1. Initially, the victim’s elder sister had lodged a complainant with the police on February 2, saying  her younger sister was missing. …

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People await ‘renovated’ Dagapela dzong

After the destruction caused to the Dagapela dzong by an earthquake, the people of the dzongkhag eagerly awaited completion of renovation works on the dzong. The renovation which started in 2009 was slated for a June 2013 deadline by the people and officials who took a most keen initiative to …

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Agriculture text book launched for classes IX and X

Starting this academic year, a new text book on Agriculture will be introduced for class IX and X students which will be an optional subject for the students. The book has been developed by the Ministry of Agricultural and Forests (MoAF). The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the …

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Eagerly waiting for the new school

The people of Dagana impatiently await the construction of a new school in Pangserpo about 74 kilometers away from the dzongkhag. The people in the gewog and especially the students feel,  after much hardships faced by the village and its residents, the new construction will bring better times in their …

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Langchenphu Bridge in Lhuentse collapses

The 140 feet long Langchenphu motorable bridge of Kurtoe gewog under Lhuentse dzongkhag, collapsed on 15 January and fell into the Kurichu River. The bridge which completed 90% of the works was part of the gewog’s developmental activities and the construction work began last year. Kurtoe gewog has completed all …

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Panbang gets a new Bio-gas plant

The Minister of Labor and Human Resources Lyonpo Dorji Wangdi inaugurated an Artificial Insemination (AI) and bio-gas plant at Panbang Dungkhag under Zhemgang dzongkhag during his recent visit. The Department of Livestock realizing the importance of breeding improved local cattle to advance the dairy breed and enhance the livestock production …

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Futsal championship coming soon

Football is the most popular sport in the country. An abridged and much faster version of the game, called Futsal is now gaining popularity, especially among the younger men and women. Faster, and with more goals per game, every year more than fifty teams participate in this competition. The CARE …

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Convenience available, but people unaware

The number of users are still very less Despite a pre-paid card system in place there are only a few that use it. Most complained that paying via cash everyday is difficult and also expensive. The Bhutanese has followed this particular issue for a very long time and in the …

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Training for professional trainers

A two week program titled “Training of trainers on instructional methodologies” was conducted last week to upgrade training skills of training institutes. The course was conducted by the training and professional services division (TPSD) under the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR). 19 participants from the different private training …

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