NRDCA conducts research on growth performance of carp in Bhutan


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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Using less water for more

Picture courtesy: Carlep

The CARLEP office has been forming Water User Association (WUA) in villages across the country to effectively utilize water resources for farming and drinking. Such association is intended to enhance agriculture production in the villages by addressing the issue of insufficient water for paddy and vegetables. The remote villages of …

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MoE keeping teachers and students engaged during summer break

The education ministry has initiated several programs to engage students and teachers during the month long summer vacations, which began this week. To engage the teachers during the vacation a 5-day EEC (English for Effective Communication) programme will be held for 155 teachers in 50 centres spread across the country. …

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Survey shows one in five students used cannabis

One in five students has used cannabis while one in six students has reported using solvents according to the findings of the National Drug Use (NDU) Survey carried from October to December last year.  The survey also found that one in two students has used alcohol at least once. The …

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84 drug arrests in June

Thimphu police made 84 arrests in June in connection with illicit trafficking of drugs and substance abuse. Of the total, 57 cases were forwarded to Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) for counseling    while 28 were held for Illicit trafficking of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS). Of the 57 cases …

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PM fires back on DNT’s allegations over FI

Not taking it lying down the Prime Minister accused the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) of effectively seeking attention from the media to show it is alive as the reason for its press release demanding the resignation of the PM and the Finance Minister over the Fiscal Incentives. Lyonchhen accused the …

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Cabinet talks of media access

During the meet the press conference yesterday in the capital the education minister in response to a question said the ministry did not issue any instructions disallowing central schools to speak to media. “I need to check what kind of instructions have been received by the central schools, there seems …

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