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The “Supreme Prayer” in Yangtse

More than 2,500 people have gathered at Chorten Kora for the 9th Moenlam choenmo which is being performed by the Je khenpo. Ku Sung Thugten Mendel was presented to the Je khenpo by the people of Yangtse. It is believed that  the ‘Moenlam Choenmo’ will bring peace and prosperity  to …

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Four new farm roads

More than 300 households in Khoma gewog will be benefitted by four new farm roads to their villages  planned for the  10th Five Year Plan. The road which stretches from Khoma to Tshikhang was funded by Japan government.Other roads would be constructed till Khoma, Gangtakhem, Kangkhar and Goenpa. Till now, …

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Home-grown vegetables next on agenda

  Tanden Zangmo and Sonam Choden / Thimphu Vegetable vendors were encouraged to buy and sell local produce from within the country in order to make a difference to the farmers, consumers and themselves. This was the objective behind Agriculture Minister Lyonpo Dr Pema Gyamtsho visiting the Centennial Farmers Market …

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Short-cuts cut off from maintenance

Although the highway has seen some maintenance in recent times, the bypasses under the Changjiji  and Olarongchu bridges stick out like a sore thumb with pot-holes riddling them. These roads have been ignored by town planners while motorists using the bypasses suffer damages to their vehicles, mostly during the monsoon …

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Combating forest fires need new equipment

Fire on slopes travels four times faster than fire on flat ground, according to studies. And battling forest fires in a mountainous country like Bhutan becomes a daunting task especially  at areas where there is no road access. Steep mountainous terrain coupled with lack of effective fire fighting tools make …

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Second science and technology exhibition starts today

The second science and technology exhibition will have all the higher secondary and middle secondary schools from across the nation  participating today. According to the Principal curriculum officer of the science section, Wangpo Tenzin, the exhibition is to be conducted at eight cluster levels, grouped based on their proximity. Punakha, …

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Deeper pipelines for Dakarla

Residents of Dakarla who till now were facing water shortage will have a continuous supply of water after around 20 days when pipes and construction materials reach the village.. Dakarla Gup, Gado stated that the present water source is too small and insufficient for 115 households.On top of that, the …

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