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Farmers harvest crops before wild animals encroach

Kencho Tshering, Tsirang

Sep 30 2014

To cope with the loss of crops to wild animals, farmers in Menchuna under Tsirang Dzongkhag are harvesting crops before the harvest season. Farmers say that they have been losing most of their yield to wild boars and bears.

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NeypoSystem

A quest to revive Neypo system

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Sep 30 2014

A group of cross-country wandering and storytelling musicians raised awareness on the richness of Bhutanese musical tradition within the context of hospitality. They are on a mission to raise awareness and revive the tradition of Neypo system in the country.

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Women and Khuru

When women team accepted men’s challenge for a khuru match

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Sep 27 2014

Even though the women team lost a Khuru tournament against the men’s team of Yongphu Pam under Kanglung Gewog in Trashigang, they believe this is not the end to it.

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Rinchen Kuenphen Primary Schoo- model school adopting sustainable practices

A model school adopting sustainable practices

Cheten Dupchu, Thimphu

Sep 22 2014

According to a non-governmental organisation, Rinchen Kuenphen Primary School in Thimphu is the model school working towards being resource efficient and adopting sustainable practices for the school development.

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Poverty higher in eastern dzongkhags- Abi Tashi

Poverty higher in eastern dzongkhags

Tenzin Rabgye, Thimphu

Sep 12 2014

Abi Tashi, 80, does not know where her next meal is coming from. She lives in a ramshackle of a house in Poikhar, Monggar with her 56-year-old daughter who is suffering from speech disability.

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Other Stories

Heads of Choedays attend sensitisation workshop

Heads of Choedays-Workshop Oct 1 2014

More than 50 heads of different Choedays in Lhuentse, Monggar, Trashigang and Trashi Yangtse attended a sensitisation workshop on Life Skills in Trashigang.

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Chang Ugyen manipulated and tampered documents: OAG

ChangUgyenCase Oct 1 2014

The Office of Attorney General (OAG), in their rebuttal submission to the court, said the 3.02 acres land in Omkha and seven-acre in Lubding in Lungtenphu were acquired through illegal means- by tampering and manipulating documents.

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Viewer’s Choice Awards for local films

ViewersChoice- Oct 1 2014

The Bhutan Film Association for the first time is organising a Viewer’s Choice Awards.

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Grandfather allegedly rapes granddaughter in Kanglung

KanglungRape Sep 30 2014

A 14-year-old girl, who is physically and mentally challenged, has been raped in Kanglung by her grandfather, who is 76 years old.

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Man killed by a poisonous bow trap laid for wild animals

Dagana-PoisonousTrap Sep 30 2014

A man, 40, has been killed after he accidentally stepped on a bow trap laid for wild animals, in Dagana..

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Head and Neck Cancer common in Bhutan

CancerTreatment Sep 30 2014

Early diagnosis and reviews from time to time is the key to Cancer treatment. However, patients do not come to the hospital for follow ups which increasing the risks of reoccurrences.

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Thimphu observes Lhamoi Dromche

ThimphuDromchoe-- Sep 29 2014

The Annual Lhamoi Dromche was held in the courtyard of Tashichhodzong in Thimphu, today. The Zhung Dratshang describes the Lhamoi Dromche as one of the sacred rituals and festivals dedicated to Pelden Lhamo, the protecting deity of Bhutan.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Sep 27 2014

    Ground-breaking ceremony of the 16km Daad-Wama farm road in Silambi Gewog in Monggar was held yesterday. The road is expected to become one of the main roads connecting the central region of Zhemgang and Sarpang. Government of India is funding about Nu.48mn for the project, under the Small Development Project. The road will be completed by next year.

  • Sep 27 2014

    Two passengers were killed in an accident in Wangdue Phorang last evening, leaving another four injured, when a Tucson they were travelling in fell off the road in Tencholing. One child is reported to be in critical condition, and has been referred to Thimphu hospital. There were six passengers travelling in the car, three children and three adults. The accident took place at around 9 PM, yesterday.

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