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Excavator driver is main suspect in Thimphu fire

According to forestry officials the driver while parking the excavator hit a power line leading to flickers that started the fire A forest fire, that started from an apple orchard in south Thimphu, rapidly engulfed a large stretch of forest and then a combination of wind and geography ensured that …

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A twin water crisis hits Bhutan’s rural areas

Although Bhutan has been aiming at achieving food security by increasing the production of cereal crops, especially rice – the effort has been mired with many challenges. Lack of irrigation water, loosing of potential wetland to the developmental activities, and a host of challenges has been proving to be curb …

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108,000 trees to celebrate HRH The Gyalsey

Bhutanese from all walks will be engaged in the special Tendrel planting of 108,000 trees on March 6th as a gesture of welcoming His Royal Highness The Gyalsey . The day will be marked by planting an auspicious number of 108,000 trees with one tree representing one household. These sokshings …

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Eastern farmers cashing in on watermelon cultivation

Farmers that grow watermelons on a large scale are finally seeing their cash income grow from the sale of the crop.  They say growing watermelons is easier than the other cash crops, like chilies and potatoes, since watermelons are less damage by wild animals and also remain unaffected by major …

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New Frog species found in Bhutan

The presence of a new frog species named the Leptobrachium bampu was sighted in Pakhola under Jigmecholing gewog under Sarpang dzongkhag by a team of researchers from College of Natural Resources during the Himalayan Bull frog survey towards the end of 2015. According to the research team member from CNR, …

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