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Parents want Nakeythang ECCD centre to be relocated

Following the flash flood, which damaged early childhood care and development centre (ECCD) at Nakeythang in Lhuentse on April 29, parents now want the centre to be relocated to another place for safety reason.

Thimphu DT asks NPPC to supply herbicide to farmers on time

The Thimphu Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) has asked the National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) to supply herbicide to farmers on time. The issue was raised by the Ge-nyen Gup.

Shuttle bus service between Thimphu and Paro Airport to begin soon

The first-ever shuttle bus between Thimphu and Paro International Airport will hit the road next week. With the launch of three shuttle buses, passengers at the Paro International Airport can now avail themselves of comfortable bus rides to and from Thimphu.

Pema Gatshel local leaders scrutinise the LG Members Entitlement Act

Local leaders of Pema Gatshel say the Local Government Members Entitlement Act of Bhutan 2015 is not implemented by the book. This, in particular, is with reference to their leave and associated benefits. The issue was discussed during the Dzongkhag Tshogdu recently. 

Little Tern, a new waterbird species discovered

Little Tern, a new waterbird species spotted takes Bhutan's bird species record to 743.

Bus accident:last missing passenger’s body recovered

(Update): The search and rescue team recovered the body of the last missing passenger of Thimphu- Tsirang bus accident yesterday evening.

Gyalwa Shakya Rinchen Thongdrel consecrated

A Thongdrel of Gyalwa Shakya Rinchen, the 9th Je Khenpo of Bhutan was consecrated and unfurled for public veneration at Changangkha Lhakhang on May 4.

LPG shortage in Tashichhoeling Dungkhag

Liquefied petroleum gas or LPG cylinder shortage has gripped the five gewogs in Tashichhoeling Dungkhag in Samtse. For the past couple of months, many people from Norgaygang, Tendruk, Pemaling, and Namgaychhoeling Gewogs had to leave disappointed with only empty cylinders to take back.

Boulders from road widening works block irrigation channels in Koenchhoeling

The people of Koenchhoeling under Khamdang Gewog in Trashi Yangtse are worried that they might not be able to cultivate paddy this year. Locals claim that falling boulders from the highway widening works blocked their irrigation channels.

Bangtsho farmers forced to leave their fields fallow

Lack of irrigation channel has forced people of Bangtsho Chiwog in Samdrup Jongkhar to leave their fields fallow. This, villagers say, has adversely affected their quest of becoming self-sufficient in rice.
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