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Gangola vegetable shed maintenance resumes

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Regional Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Office (RAMCO) and Chali gewog are repairing the vegetable market shed in Gangola, the junction of Mongar and Lhuentse.
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RNR statistics are inaccurate and varies with PHCB: PM

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During the Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) sector’s 12th Five Year Plan midterm review (MTR) yesterday in Thimphu, the agriculture ministry proposed to reduce the target of rice self-sufficiency to 43 percent from 60 percent and maize self-sufficiency from 92 percent to 87 percent.
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Court sentences 74-year-old businessman for harassment

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Thimphu dzongkhag court’s bench I sentenced the 74-year-old man, who had circulated intimate videos of him and a young woman on social media last year, to three months and four nights in prison for harassment. 
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National Education Policy put on hold

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More than a decade ago, in 2008, the education ministry drafted an Education Policy based on the constitutional commitment and policy documents of 1976 and 1982. The policy has so far remained a draft and will take time before it becomes the guiding policy.
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Bhutanese residing in India and Bangladesh receive Covishield

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With the surge in Covid-19 infection in Bangladesh and India in the past month, the government has dispatched Covishield vaccine for Bhutanese studying and working there. 
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Economic affairs ministry achieves significant mid-term progress

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The economic affairs ministry reported significant progress in the business infrastructure at the 12th Plan mid-term review (MTR) held on April 15 in Thimphu.  
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BPC suspends meter readers for failing to perform duty

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The Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) has suspended two meter readers for dereliction of their duties, according to the management. 
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Movie Review: What if you had just seven days to live?

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In his fifth feature, ‘Looking For A Lady With Fangs And A Moustache’ which premiered on virtual cinema recently, the Bhutan-born lama and write-director Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Norbu weaves a quiet, deliberately paced and deceptively simple story of a man who on discovering he has just seven days to live is propelled on a nerve-racking spiritual journey.
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Nya Doseam—A specialty from the Harachhu

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Athang, Wangdue – The Harachhu flows from Dorshigang (Black Mountain) and passes between two chiwogs of Rukha-Samthang and Lawa-Lamga. The river joins the Punatsangchhu at Tsangphu Zomsa, where Taksha Range Office is, 59km from Ganteythangka or Wangdue proper.
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Still life

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The National Memorial Choeten in Thimphu is a sanctuary for senior citizens of the country. Built in 1974 in the honour of His Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo, the choeten is also a major tourist site in the country.
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Cleaners upgrade skills

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A two-day toilet management training for cleaners in Thimphu began yesterday. 
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OCP and BEA study fails to convince consumers

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Nearly 7,960 consumers out of 46,456 consumers in Thimphu received more than 100 percent increase in energy consumption in January and February this year compared with the same months of 2020, according to a joint study Office of the Consumer Protection (OCP) and Bhutan Electricity Authority (BEA) conducted recently.  
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Covid-19 task force suspends import of labour 

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The national Covid-19 task force yesterday decided to temporarily suspend the import of foreign workers beginning tomorrow, according to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering.