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Prime Minister launches Greater Himalayas Transboundary Conservation Landscape initiative

As a part of the Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscape Conference in Paro, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay launched an initiative called the Greater Himalayas Transboundary Conservation Landscape, yesterday. The initiative seeks to promote collaboration among nations, tackle cross-border challenges, prevent species extinction, and support resilient mountain communities through nature-based economies. The initiative is led by the World Wildlife Fund offices in Bhutan, India, and Nepal. The Eastern Himalayas is known for its rich biodiversity and faces increasing threats from human activities. The region hosts a diverse range of flora and fauna, including globally endangered species like Snow Leopards, Royal Bengal Tigers, Indian...

Hostel shortage forces Maedtekha students to rent huts

Children in urban areas enjoy better facilities, even when it comes to their education. Children in rural areas always have a different story to tell. In a far-flung primary school in Maedtekha, Chhukha, children walk for hours to get to school without a boarding facility. And given the heavy monsoons in the southern parts of the country, the safety of the children is a big concern.

Bhutanese boxers leave for U-22 Youth Boxing Championship in Astana

Three Bhutanese boxers will compete at the Asian Boxing Confederation’s Under-22 Youth Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. The two-week-long championship will begin this Saturday. Over 400 boxers from 24 countries will compete at the championship. The event is leading up to the Youth World Boxing Championship scheduled to take place in Porec, Croatia, later this year.

Dorji Lopen confers Dhar to new appointees of various religious centres

The Dorji Lopen of the Central Monastic Body conferred Dhar to the newly appointed Lam Neten, Sungkhorp and Vice-Principal of various religious centres. They were conferred Dhar at the Punakha Dzong today.

Nuns hone vegetarian cooking skills in two-week workshop in Trongsa

Vegetables, with their diverse textures and flavours, offer a wholesome and nutritious alternative to meat in any culinary endeavour. To meticulously craft vegetarian dishes and tantalise their taste buds, 35 individuals, mostly nuns from the Kuenga Rabten Nunnery in Trongsa took part in a two-week-long vegetarian culinary arts training recently.

New bridge to ease travel woes in Taraythang and Umling Gewogs, Sarpang

The Panchfaly stream has been worrying the residents of Taraythang and Umling Gewogs. During the monsoon, the bridge often gets washed away by the swollen stream, making it difficult for people to travel to Gelephu for shopping and other important work. However, a permanent bridge is set to be completed next July. This is expected to provide a permanent solution, providing a reliable way for people to connect with the rest of the gewogs, regardless of the weather.
Wednesday, April 24th (16th day of 3rd Bhutanese Month)
Good DayTo preach and listen, start education, appoint new military leader, marry, celebrate, hand and take over office, start new business, shift house, approach higher authority, hold good discussion,travel and sow seeds
Bad DayTo start house construction and hoist Lungdhar
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April 24th
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87 and going strong, Dengo relives his heydays

At 87 years old, age is just a number for Dengo from Paro, who participated as the oldest archer in the ongoing Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial National Archery Tournament. Not only is he the oldest participant, but his team also comprised of elderly men all above 60 years of age.

Growing beyond soil: Kinley Wangmo’s quest to pioneer hydroponics

The concept of hydroponics remains relatively unexplored in the country’s agricultural sector. However, an individual in the capital is enthusiastically working to alter this narrative. Meet Kinley Wangmo, a woman determined to pioneer hydroponics in Bhutan. Hydroponics, a technique involving the cultivation of plants in a water-based, nutrient-rich solution rather than traditional soil, is at the heart of Kinley's endeavours. Join us as we delve into the world of Bhutan Hydroponics, where one woman's passion for innovation is poised to revolutionise agricultural practices in the country.
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