BUSINESS

From Potato to Buckwheat

Buckwheat cultivation is making a comeback in Bumthang, a traditional staple diet in the central valley, which in recent decades had lost out to commerical cultivation of potato. Phurba, 65, from Gyatsa shifted to cultivating potato recently, after decades of cultivating buckwheat, and he now regrets the change. While wildlife …

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Bhutan ranks 60th among 184 countries in neonatal mortality rate

According to the global campaign launched by UNICEF yesterday titled “Every Child ALIVE”, the report states that eight of the countries with the highest newborn mortality rates are considered fragile states. In these countries, crises including conflict, natural disasters, instability and poor governance have often impaired health systems and hampered …

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From a deaf center to a five star hotel

Silence is a lie that screams at the light. The music, chatting of people in the corridor, the hurly burly of the hotel hardly bothers (Ata) Chenga. The pleasure of living in a quiet world- but still communicating with others through his works. Ata Chenga is hearing impaired. But that is …

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MoAF received 353 power tillers

The Japanese government has provided 353 more power tillers to Bhutan. Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu handed over the power tillers worth Nu 137 million to the Agriculture Machinery Centre. These power tillers will be used for hiring services. At present, there are 505 power tillers under the hiring services managed …

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