​PM calls for landlocked to become land-linked countries

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Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay and Aum Tashi Doma attended a reception that the President of the United States Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted for Leaders of Delegations to the 70th UN General Assembly on September 28 in New York.

Matsutake collection drops in Ura

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Harvest: Sangay Shamu (tricholoma matsutake) yield in Bumthang this year has been at its all-time low in about 15 years ago.

The captain makes the final call

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Aviation rules permit the captain to take decisions for the safety of all passengers 

Aviation: While many sympathised with the ailing passenger who was de-boarded by Drukair on September 25, those in the aviation industry maintain that the captain’s decision was correct.

The sour side of lemon grass business

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Difficulty in getting helpers hinders farmers involved in the business 

Community: Working at the lemon grass distillation unit located along the Mongar-Trashigang highway in Zangpong, Kinzang Tshomo, 32, is not at all bothered by the heat or the rain.

Poor demand for ECCDs in Trashigang

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Education officials said parents lack awareness on the need to invest early in their children’s development 

Education: Although Trashigang has 13 community-based Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centers spread across the dzongkhag, there were no workplace- based ECCDs until a few days ago.

Well begun is half done

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Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and his delegation who are attending…

Volunteers build house for a needy family

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Community: Sherab Pemo, a divorcee and her nine-year-old son have long waited for the day. On September 26, about 40 Tsirang dzongkhag officials came together as volunteers to construct a semi-permanent house for them.

Lhamoizingkha residents anxious over swelling Sankosh

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Erosion: Old wooden houses, pothole-ridden roads and erratic power supply are some features that Lhamoizingkha town is synonymous with. This old town that borders a hamlet known as Hauda in India thrives anyway with a handful of notable developments recently accomplished.

Land issue interrupts bypass road construction

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Thromde: Following issues over land acquisition, the structural plan to construct a bypass from Samdrupjongkhar town until the check post would be revised, according to the thromde officials.

Football academy’s water woes to end

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Football: Football trainees at the Bhutan Football Federation’s (BFF) academy at Changjiji, Thimphu need not do their laundry by the freezing Wangchu. The frequent trips to fetch water for toilet would also end soon.