PM quizzed on MTR target figures, media independence

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Assembly: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay was questioned on the varying figures of agriculture and livestock production targets in the dzongkhags and the situation of media independence in the country at the National Assembly’s question hour session yesterday.

Fire razes five houses in Bajo

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At least 13 families affected

Disaster: A fire during the early hours in Bajo yesterday destroyed a two-storey traditional house, and four one-storey houses.

The dilemma of protecting wetland in thromdes

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It was a big relief and welcome news when the minister for works and human settlement informed the National Council that the government is prepared to implement all the thromdes plans.

Review GC road blacktopping specifications: NC

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Gewog Roads: The National Council discussed at length on the need to review the existing construction manual and specification for blacktopping of gewog centre roads during its budget appropriation bill deliberation yesterday.

Teacher graduates need not worry about jobs: Minister

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Employment: Labour and human resources ministry is in the process of setting up a teacher knowledge test to qualify them for jobs anywhere in the world.

NC returns budget report to Assembly with recommendations

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Council: The National Council yesterday wrapped up its deliberation on the annual budget and submitted it to the National Assembly with some recommendations.

Farmers learn how to manage their land

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Land management: Joining the rest of the 194 countries of the United Nations to Combat Desertification, Bhutan observed the World Day to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation in Wooling Chiwog in Orong gewog, yesterday.

More farmers take up paddy cultivation

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Agriculture: Paddy cultivation in the two chiwogs of Yobinang and Changmey under Shongphu gewog is gradually picking up after the coming in of a new irrigation channel last year.

Thromde to revive pedestrian underpasses again

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Infrastructure: Thimphu thromde will revive the two pedestrian underpasses along Doebum Lam in Thimphu.

American footballer makes an impression

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11-year old Rebecca Blum has scored 3 goals in 5 games in the women's league

Profile: It’s 3pm on a Thursday afternoon. Some 30 kids have gathered at the mini pitch in Changlimithang Stadium for a regular practise camp.

Sengeiricham: Sacred dance of Kharchu

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Dance: Hundreds of devotees from across the country gathered at the courtyard of Lhodrakharchu dratshang in Bumthang to witness Sengeiricham yesterday.

More Sipsu farmers to quit this year

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Agriculture: In 2002, Lhamo and her family left their village Langdurbi in Zhemgang to resettle in the fertile lands of Singeygang (Hangay) of Sipsu, Samtse with hopes of a better life.