English | Dzongkha Sunday, February 7, 2016

Rescued animals’ own Good Samaritan

Rescued animals’ own Good Samaritan

Koniya was rescued a month ago. The mule had broken her legs in an accident. She would have died had she not been rescued by Maya Foundation; a US registered Non Governmental Organization.

Cashing in from Cardamom

Cashing in from Cardamom

Of the 170 households in Bjoka Gewog under Zhemgang, only 23 dared venture away from traditional farming of maize and paddy in 2013. The risk has paid off. Within a span of two years, the farmers have sold more than 700 kilograms of cardamom, which fetched about Nu 800,000, the highest any cash crops have ever fetched in the gewog.

The vanishing practice of sheep rearing

The vanishing practice of sheep rearing-

Sheep rearing used to be the lifeline for the people of Tagtse, Uesar and Changray villages of Draagten Gewog in Trongsa. The animal’s meat, milk, and wool provided the much needed sustenance to the locals of these villages which otherwise had scanty resources.

A portrait of an everyday hero

Police

Jigme Norzang, 37, was hailed a hero, during the International Anti-Corruption celebration yesterday, for refusing numerous bribes, when he manned Tanalum check post.

Nettle fabric to hit the market

Nettle fabric to hit the market-

Fabrics made of nettle will soon hit the market. The tradition of weaving fabrics from nettle yarn is being revived in Lhuentse Dzongkhag after over four decades since it disappeared.

Fish ladder to lower negative impact on aquatic life

FishLadder-

Although, hydropower projects in the country are the main driving force behind the country’s economy growth, its impact on environment, particularly on aquatic life, has always been a concern.

Students in Trashigang hope to beat world record, solving Rubik’s cube

Rubik'sCube

Rubik’s cube, a puzzle solving game is the latest fad among students in Trashigang Middle Secondary School. The puzzle game became popular after a video of two students solving the puzzle cube became popular on social media site Facebook.

Feral dogs attack livestock in Lunana

Feral dogs attack livestock in Lunana

Dogs may not necessarily be men’s best friend, at least in the highlands of Lunana. Feral dogs, mostly breeds of Tibetan Mastiffs have been wrecking havoc by attacking yaks.

Polyandry on the decline

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The practice of Polyandry marriage, among women in Merak and Sakten Gewogs under Trashigang District, is sharply declining, with youth refusing to accept the age-old practice. Polyandry is a practice of a woman having more than one husband at the same time.

Q and A with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche-

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche is not your quintessential Buddhist spiritual master. He has “certainly raised eyebrows by making films”. In our Q and A, Rinpoche talks about his pursuit until his ‘big one’ on the life of Buddha to films being clubbed together in the negative list of Foreign Direct Investment.

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