Most complaint of public office function  abuse

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Complaints on abuse of functions by the public servants continue to be the highest among 11 broad areas of corruption offences specified under the Anti-Corruption Act of Bhutan 2011. 
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

54 people quarantined in Nganglam 

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Fifty-three people had been put under home quarantine in Nganglam, Pemagatshel recently after coming into contact with a man, who had crossed the border illegally. 
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

Lack of community support impedes dog population control programme

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Did you complain about noise pollution from increasing dog population in the capital? Are you one of those who pretended not to see the dog catchers? If so, you are part of the problem faced by the officials implementing the waste management and stray dog population control flagship programmes in urban areas.
Around eight houses along the Dangchu River in Bjimthangka, Wangdue face the risk of floodingkuensel

Retaining walls necessary along the Dangchu River in Bjimthangka

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Houses and institute buildings along the Dangchu River in Wangdue are exposed to risks of flooding. If the river level keeps increasing, as it did on July 21, the eight households along the river are at immediate danger.
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

Govt. could buy back Cordyceps

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In the worst-case scenario, the government will buy back Cordyceps Sinensis if collectors cannot sell or fetch a fair market price. As the fungus is the only source of income for the highlanders, agriculture minister Yeshey Penjor said buying back is the last option. The government will compare cordyceps prices of the past three years, according to its grade and will pay the average price to the farmers.
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

OL formally tenders resignation 

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With the Opposition Leader (OL) Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) having formally tendered his resignation, the Opposition Party is looking into the procedure to nominate a new OL.
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

Dasho Neten Zangmo exits BKP 

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Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party, in a press release issued yesterday, stated that it accepted the resignation of Dasho Neten Zangmo both from the party presidentship and as a candidate from Dewathang-Gomdhar constituency.  
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

Many TVET graduates not pursuing their trades 

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The labour ministry tracer survey indicates that the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions instead of addressing the unemployment problems have only compounded the issue mainly because of irrelevant training content.
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

Lack of investment in value addition slackens agri marketing

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While tonnes of raw agricultural products are stranded at various auction yards which were procured through Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited’s (FCBL) buyback scheme, the agriculture ministry is yet to implement the value addition processes.
Two auctions were held in Dangchu gewog this weekkuensel

Another poor show at Yartsa Genbub auction

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Days and weeks spent looking for cordyceps in the mountains of Tangchulay, Yango and Metha-Chutha this year had disappointed villagers of Dangchu gewog in Wangdue as the fungi they collected couldn’t be sold or price were poor at auctions.
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

Covid-19 impact on Bhutanese in Kuwait

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Many Bhutanese have returned from Kuwait, but there are still others who have decided to stay back. The Government of Kuwait has decided to restore normal life and reopen economy; lifting lockdown; and relaxing curfew hours. Bhutanese in Kuwait have started to work again.
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

BBS’s importance undermined: Chairman

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The Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation Limited (BBSCL) on July 25 announced the vacancy for the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) putting rumours to rest that the government would appoint a candidate of their choice.
Farmers prepare fields for paddy transplantation in Ngatshang, Mongarkuensel

Restored irrigation canal revives paddy cultivation in Ngatshang 

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After remaining fallow for over a decade, around 35 acres of paddy fields in Wobkhar, a few kilometres below Yadi town along the Sherimoong gewog road is cultivating paddy again.