Dechheling to revive paddy cultivation

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It was about a decade back when villagers of Dechheling gewog cultivated paddy in abundance on about 100 acres of land. Today, however, the land is fallow and barren.

Former mangmi elected as Dangchu’s new gup

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Gup who resigned agrees to bear by-election cost of Nu 242,000 The people of Dangchu gewog elected 34-year-old Pemba of Tashidingkha-Zimi chiwog as their new gup during a by-election yesterday.

Need to streamline Dzongkha spellings

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At a retreat early this week in Gelephu, media professionals met to thrash out the issue of decreasing popularity of Dzongkha. Causes were identified and solutions worked out. More needs to be done, however. Key institutions have to come together if any progress is to be made towards standardising the language and making it less confusing.

Japan provides Nu 334.2M for four grant projects

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The ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, V Namgyel and the ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu signed the Exchange of Notes for the Japanese grant aid ‘The Project for Improvement of Medical Equipment’ at the national and regional referral hospitals on March 3 in New Delhi, India, according to a press release issued by the Japanese embassy in New Delhi.

New bird sighting takes avian count to 718

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A recent sighting of a Yellow-eyed babbler (Chrysomma sinense) in the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) has now increased the bird count in the country by one to 718.

A fuel depot for Tingtibi by March

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Residents of Tingtibi will no longer have to drive all the way to Zhemgang to fuel their cars as a fuel depot will soon be available in the town. The Druk Petroleum Corporation Ltd (DPCL) is currently constructing a fuel depot in Tingtibi.

BBS refutes BICMA’s charges

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… also challenges authority’s interpretation of the BICMA Act

In the preliminary hearing conducted on March 3, the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) requested the court to dismiss the case filed against them by the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) for airing a story on the barred film, Hema Hema.

New UN res rep presents credentials to foreign minister

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UN: The new UN resident coordinator and UN Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative, Gerald Daly, presented his credentials to foreign minister Damcho Dorji today, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

World Bank provides USD 1.5M to improve Bhutan’s climate resilience

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GRANT: The government and the World Bank signed into effect today the preparation of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) Grant of USD 1.5 million, which will support Bhutan to formulate a long-term plan to improve climate resilience, according to a press release issued by the World Bank.