Dust creates problems for Samdrupjongkhar village

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Dungkarling, the biggest producer of khamtey rice in Phuntshothang, is choking in dust

Road: Every time a vehicle passes through Dungkarling village in Phuntshothang, Samdrupjongkhar, the 70 households on both sides of the road are greeted with a fog of dust.  It is worse in winter.

Missing girl reunited with family after 17 years

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Community: Pem Tashi, 56, is relieved and overjoyed to have found his daughter Chenga Lham (Buku) 17 years after he last saw her as a 14-year old girl.

Poor wage, no mask dancers

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Dancers are reluctant to take part in tshechus 

Culture: Sithup Dhendup lost his wife five months ago. His family is recovering from the loss. But he is compelled to leave his family, mother and the village.

Poor wage, no mask dancers

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Dancers are reluctant to take part in tshechus 

Culture: Sithup Dhendup lost his wife five months ago. His family is recovering from the loss. But he is compelled to leave his family, mother and the village.

Damphu gets beautiful and much needed leisure space

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Park: Residents of Damphu in Tsirang now have a recreational park.

The construction of the beautifully designed park was completed almost two months, but it is yet to be opened for the public.

Currency trade still rampant in Gelephu

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Currency: Dadgari town in India is bustling. For the residents of Gelephu, this is the quintessential town from where anything they want or need could be bought.

Local inventor designs automatic doma peeler

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Invention: A few kilometres from Gola Bazaar in Sipsu is a small village of Girigaon. And here is a man that locals call “scientist”.

From paddy to jersey cows

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Difficult to rear but worth the effort say farmers

Agriculture: Seven years ago farmer Khadka Bahadur of Giri village took a gamble. Often losing his paddy to wild animals, he decided to call it quits and take up cattle rearing.

Social media health advice hook netizens

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Take it with a pinch of salt, says medical practitioners  Medical: Ten steps to get rid of back pain. What fruit to eat to cure hay fever or how to buy 10 crucial seconds and survive a heart attack!

Villagers decry decision to downgrade gewog’s only school

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>Villagers want to relocate the primary school to a safer location

Nahi: Villagers of Nahi gewog, Wangdue are not happy with the education ministry’s decision to downgrade the gewog’s only school. The feeling was made known to their representative to the National council, Tashi Dorji last week when he visited the gewog.

Jadrel Sangay Dorji (1913-2015)

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Prolific builder of hermitages and stupas and a Bodhisattva life-saver

Obituary: In his century plus long life, he was quite free from worldly activities, and was aptly titled a renunciate - Jadrel. He built few monastic centres in a hectic period when the energies of his contemporaries were substantially consumed by mobilization of offerings for construction of monastic colleges and their institution building.

The wood pickers of Jaigaon

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Fuel: It is the first day of the New Year. There is no time for celebrations. It is just another day at work for Arzin, the 37-year-old woman from Jaigaon.

Scouts build house for abandoned couple

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Social service: Two boxes. Three pots. Four plates. Two mattresses. A blanket. A dog and two hens. That is all Tobgay, 75 and his wife Tshewang Choden, 60, possess.