English | Dzongkha Thursday, April 18, 2019

Shortage of maize affects production of animal feeds

The largest animal feed manufacturing firm in the country, Karma Feeds, has not been able to meet its normal production for the past few months affecting the poultry farmers and agents.

Community ECCD centre for children in remote Lungo

 Children of Lungo, a remote village in Laya now have access to early childhood care and development (ECCD) centre. It is for the first time that such a centre has been established at the highest altitude.

Chimuna Primary School gets new toilets

Chimuna Primary School (CPS) of Logchina Gewog in Chhukha recently got new toilets for its students. This comes as great news for the students who have been using traditional pit toilets until now.

Need to step up efforts to address violence against women and girls

Agencies such as public health and United Nations in Bhutan called for the need to step up efforts to address violence against women and girls in the country, at the launch of the state of the world report 2019. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched the report in Thimphu yesterday.

Netizens vent out their disagreement with the proposed salary raise

The fourth Pay Commission’s report has not gone down well with the general public. Most took to social media site Facebook to vent out their frustration and disagreement with the proposed hike. The numbers, people suggested, will only widen the gap instead of narrowing it.

E.coli bacteria found in Chubachu stream

The Chubachu stream in Thimphu is found to be highly contaminated with bacteria known as E.coli (Escherichia coli), according to a recent thermotolerant coliform test. The test revealed more than 50,000 E.coli per 100-millilitre of water in the stream.

Hailstorm destroys 25 acres of potato field in Jamkhar

More than 25 acres of potato field was destroyed by a hailstorm in Jamkhar Gewog of Trashi Yangtse on April 2. 

Hailstorm damages crops in Monggar and Wangdue

A hailstorm on Tuesday has damaged more than 22 acres of maize, potato and buckwheat field in Shermuhoong Gewog of Monggar. The gewog officials visited the affected areas to assess the extent of damage yesterday.

Dhur_Lusibee farm road in need of maintenance

People of Dhur_Lusibee chiwog in Bumthang are not happy with the Natural Resource Development Corporation’s (NRDCL) logging activities along their farm road. They are blaming the company’s timber carrying trucks for the majority of the damages caused to the road. 

No water supply from Balukhola mega drinking water project

People of Gelegphu Gewog in Sarpang were promised continuous drinking water supply with the start of Balukhola mega drinking water project in 2016. The work completed in May last year but local residents are still waiting for drinking water from the new project.

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