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Paddy cultivation after twenty years

The reopening of a two kilometer irrigation Channel will aid Gongdue gewog farmers in Mongar to resume paddy cultivation after 10 years. More than 26 households of Yangbari village will be able to harvest rice coming year onwards. The channel supported by the Agriculture Marketing and Enterprise Promotion Program (AMEPP) …

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Bidders put up their defense on the Nu 35mn printing jobs

In the latest on the alleged unfairly awarded printing works of the education ministry worth almost Nu 35mn, winning bidders have stepped-up to defend themselves. Previously, accusations were made against the companies who won the bid for the printing works in which one of the strongly mentioned point was that …

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SFED positive to achieve CF targets much before time

With a good long year in hand, the Social Forestry and Extension Division (SFED) under the Department of Forests and Park Services is upbeat to achieve targets to initiate and establish 400 Community Forests (CF) in Bhutan. In fact, it might even overshoot the initial target. The current tenth plan …

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The conflict of ages

Human-wildlife conflict is ever on a climb and growing settlements and development works have only entirely worked to antagonize the situation. The results of the unbalanced equation have brought about undesirable consequences for both parties. It’s a case of who is more important; livestock for the farmers or the wild …

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Lyonchhen meets Belgium Deputy Prime Minister

Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley met with Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Didier Reynders, at the Gyalyong Tshokhang on August 6, 2012. Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders arrived in the country yesterday on a four-day visit. Lyonchhen said the Belgium …

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Saving the wild

The recent incident of the deer which encroached into urban territories far from its habitat and died near the Druk Punjab National Bank (DPNB) is substantive evidence that development activities in Bhutan have finally saturated the  line of separation between human settlement and animal habitats. Wildlife habitat fragmentation, an eventual …

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A dog lover and her 35 dogs

They say it’s ‘more the merrier’ when one’s heart and soul deeply gels with the work at hand. This has proved most true in the case of a dog lover who has collected 35 dogs which includes hybrid dogs like Dalmatians, as well as stray dogs. The 49-year-old woman owned …

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