Hungarian fish being reared in Gelephu

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Aquaculture: As part of its regular programme of breeding and rearing fish fingerlings for fish farmers in the country, the National Centre for Aquaculture in Gelephu is currently incubating fish brought from Hungary.

Two new thrompon candidates for Samdrupjongkhar

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The incumbent thrompon will also be re-contesting

LG: Although Dechen Wangmo, 36, lost the last thrompon election, her confidence was not lost.

Conflict over archery ground

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Owner claims he obtained “temporary approval” to use Govt. land for an archery ground

Disagreement: Locals in Thedtsho gewog of Wangdue suspect a discrepancy in the system for the government’s inability to close the archery range below Bajothangu village in the gewog.

Celebrating Guru Padmasambhava – the one who was never born and never died

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Has Guru Padmasambhava physically visited Sikkim is a question often asked by many rationalists. The Sikkimese speakers at the South Asian conference for the celebration of the birthday of Guru Padmasambhava held in Paro, Bhutan

Picture story

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His Majesty The King with the people of Jomotshangkha, Samdrupjongkhar.…

Keeping the young safe from alcohol

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Alcohol is one of the most used and misused drugs known to men. It has now become a major social issue in many countries. It is as though alcohol is strangling societies gradually.

So that reading culture grows

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MAIN STORY: It’s Saturday. The Norzin Lam near the Chubachu roundabout looks deserted after a sudden shower. People walking along the pavement are forced to seek shelter within the towering buildings that have cropped up over the years.

Risotto Con Gamberetti

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IMG_0246 RECIPE: Method Sauté the onions and garlic with a little oil or butter Add in the risotto rice (i.e. Arborio, carnaroli) and cook until translucent Add in the white wine and stir continuously until it is absorbed

Respect and trust are the best means to protect a relationship

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YOUTH IN FOCUS: I’m a 22 year old woman, and I’m planning to get married soon.  I have known my boyfriend for six months and I trust him, but because many of my friends have discovered that their partner has been be cheating on them, I want him and his family to sign a legal agreement that he will not cheat on me. Some friends think it is good idea but others think it is useless. Lam, what do you think? PW, Thimphu

NC recommends Govt. table mining Act

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Council: The National Council (NC) has recommended the government to urgently table the Mines and Minerals Management Act 1995 (Amendment Bill) to enhance transparency, curb corruption, and prevent tax evasion and other business malpractices in the mining sector.

Adoption of supplementary budget questioned

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Assembly: The National Assembly yesterday couldn’t come to a consensus on whether supplementary budgets should be treated as separate money bills.

NC recommends inter-agency information sharing

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… as another step to fight corruption

Council: In a move to reinforce the existing asset declaration system, the National Council (NC) recommended developing an integrated information technology based system to facilitate automatic information sharing on properties, liabilities and tax contributions by individuals.

Addressing corruption together

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National Council’s (NC) recommendation to develop an integrated IT-based information sharing system to address corruption in the country comes at the right time. Lack of such a facility or system has cost the nation dearly as instances of corruption continue to unfold.