Monday, September 28, 2020

A group of youth in Lhuentse ventures into mushroom cultivation

Jul 16, 2020

Agriculture has become the ultimate saviour for many affected by the pandemic. From IT literate to construction experts, they don’t mind getting their hands dirty now. This is a story about a group of youth in Lhuentse.

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Donating her kidney to a total stranger

Dec 3, 2019

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. That's what 29-year-old Tshering Choden from Pema Gatshel did. Without giving a second thought, she donated one of her kidneys to save someone's life. Interestingly, that someone is a total stranger.

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Towards a clean environment – more vigorously- a waste management business

Nov 6, 2019

It is said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And this has turned out to be true for a family in Trashigang that has ventured into a waste management business.

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‘Pangbara/Kambja’ cultivation on the decline

Nov 4, 2019

Upland paddy cultivation was once widely practised in the eastern region as well as in a few districts like Zhemgang and Sarpang. But farmers slowly stopped the cultivation. But there is one man in Lamthang under Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang who still cultivate upland paddy.

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Incessant rainfall hampers winter vegetables, Tsirang

Sep 26, 2020

Farmers of Tsirang are apprehensive of producing this year’s winter vegetables on time. These days, like in many parts of the country, the district known for mass cultivation of vegetables is experiencing a continuous rainfall. And so, works to prepare for the season is hampered.

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Six men involved in smuggling of sex toys sentenced to three months to six months, Paro

Sep 26, 2020

Paro District Court, on Thursday, sentenced six men to prison terms ranging from three months to six months for smuggling, aiding and abetting, and solicitation of sex toys. They can however pay in lieu of the imprisonment.

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Ensuring the safety of the frontliners, Sarpang

Sep 26, 2020

The source of infection of the three frontline workers who tested positive for COVID-19 in Gelegphu is yet to be established. However, the Health Ministry’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) listed probable sources, which were highlighted in the team’s Inspection and Assessment Report on the Containment Centers of Frontline Workers in Sarpang. The cases were detected on 26th August and 11th September.

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Winter chilli, Tsirang

Sep 25, 2020

The return from winter chilli has been encouraging for farmers of Sergithang Maed and Tashithang chiwogs under Sergithang Gewog in Tsirang in the last few years. Taking advantage of the past successes, more farmers from the two chiwogs are growing the winter chilli on expanded areas from this year. Owing to its potential for the winter chilli, Sergithang Gewog Agriculture Extension Office also started encouraging the winter chilli in some places in Noorbugang and Semdenjong chiwogs under the same gewog from this year.

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Illegal sale of tobacco still thriving amid the border closures

Sep 25, 2020

With borders closed, security stepped up and surveillance vigilant, chances of smuggling is slim to zero. Yet, the illegal sale of tobacco in the country is still thriving. The Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) seized 10 business licenses for the illegal possession of tobacco products in Thimphu recently. The shopkeepers were fined accordingly and their licenses have been [...]

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A policeman succumbs to stab injuries

Sep 24, 2020

Two police personnel are under custody in Paro after a 23-year-old policeman from Phuentshogling succumbed to stab injuries on Tuesday. The incident occurred at Baangdey town in Paro police outpost.

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Sunday, September 27(11th Day of 8th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo conduct Lhabsang Thruesoel, consecrate, appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation ritual, build new monuments, appoint to new post, join monastic body, start education, shift house, enter new house, start new business, start house construction, marry and celebrate, set up storage, hold good discussion, make medicine and start medication, approach higher authority, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.

NOT A GOOD DAY To receive and see off guests, fire offering.
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September 27

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