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Instructors trained for Gyalsung Community Security Skilling Training

As the nation prepares for the much-awaited Gyalsung- Bhutan’s National Service, about 180 trainers were trained at the National Search and Rescue Training Centre in Tashi Gatshel, Chhukha. The Chief of Police attended the closing ceremony of the Gyalsung Community Security Skilling’s Training of the Trainers programme yesterday. The Gyalsung Training Programme comprises of components that seeks to impart knowledge and leadership skills. The training will have basic military training and many other skills development programs. With the commencement of the program nearing, preparations are in full swing. Seven police officers and 100 police personnel completed the instructor’s training of Gyalsung...

Her Majesty Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck graces Bangladesh’s Independence and National Day reception

Her Majesty Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck graced a reception yesterday to mark the occasion of Bangladesh’s Independence and National Day. Members of the Royal Family, the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, senior Bhutanese government officials and diplomats were also present. The Bangladesh Embassy in Thimphu organised the event.

WWF-Bhutan’s Strategic Plan 2025-2029 aims to deliver USD 30 M for conservation of environment and sustainable development

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund in the United States, Carter Roberts have launched the World Wildlife Fund, WWF-Bhutan’s Strategic Plan 2025-2029. It was launched in the capital yesterday. The strategic plan aims to deliver USD 30 million for the conservation of the environment and sustainable development over the next five years in Bhutan.

Lack of market hinders peanut processing unit in scaling up production – Trashi Yangtse

Initially launched with a team of DeSuups in 2022, the Druk Arachis peanut processing unit at Doksum in Trashi Yangtse now sees only one man as its solitary operator after his companions left for newer opportunities. In addition, the lack of demand for his products is affecting in scaling up production. After the unit was established, the production of peanut among farmers in Khamdang Gewog has doubled.

Need for bridge over stream at Chuktilum in Chhukha

The absence of a bridge at Chuktilum in Chhukha has been a major concern for the people of Dungna and Maedtekha Gewogs. The bailey bridge over the stream was washed away about a decade ago and since then, crossing the stream in summer has become a nightmare for the people of these gewogs.  This stream in Chuktilum remains calm and small until the monsoon starts. The stream swells during the rainy season making it impossible for vehicles and people to cross. So, the residents of Dungna and Maedtekha Gewogs often remain cut off during monsoon without a bridge over the stream. There are...

New integrated vegetable market to open by end of this month

After missing several deadlines, the new integrated vegetable market in Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde is finally complete. The thromde plans to open the new integrated vegetable market by end of this month. It will offer a conducive and comfortable space for vegetable vendors and customers. Until now, the vendors have been operating from the old temporary vegetable shed.
Monday, April 22nd (14th day of 3rd Bhutanese Month)
Good DayTo appease local deities, appoint to new post, celebrate, start education, shift house, hand and take over office, enter new house and start new business
Bad DayTo appoint new military leader and inaugurate military training
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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.