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Demand could drive Sese shamu to extinction

By Tshering There is an army of mushroom collectors in the jungles of Thimphu and Paro. The location may be different, but the aim is same – collect Sese Shamu as much as possible. With the rain abundant, it is a good season for Sese Shamu (Cantharellus cf cibarius). This is evident from the yellow delicacy available at markets, sold …

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Women for women?

BKP’s event see at least a hundred women to show support for the party led by Dasho Neten By Tshering If the number of women who came for the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s (BKP) launch of office bearers was any indication, women power is at play. One Wednesday, more than 100 women gathered at the launch of BKP’s dzongkhag office at …

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More woman graduates this year attending NGOP

By Tshering A total of 2,263 graduates are attending the 16th National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP), which began yesterday at the Royal Institute of Management, Semtokha There are 2,843 but 580 have not registered or are not eligible for the programme. This year recorded the second highest registered female graduates since 2008. Out of total registered graduates, 1,168 are female …

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Illegal fishing rampant in Paro

Local claims authorities are turning a blind eye By Tshering There is a hotel at Bondey, Paro that sells an item that is not available in many hotels. It is not on the menu, but they sell it by the kilogramme. Inside the kitchen, in a big refrigerator, there are local fish. Many call it Rainbow trout, a species that …

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For the love of animals (sick)

Barnyard Bhutan provides shelter and attends to more than 350 animals By Tshering It is 1 am, Jamie Vaughen is still awake attending to Kaia, a three-legged horse. Kaia had not been well. Jamie Vaughen will sleep after ensuring Kaia falls asleep. Jamie is surrounded by animals. There are cats, roosters and even mice in her room, in all the …

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Two bungalows razed to ground at Hungtsho

By Tshering A fire that started around 4.30 pm in Hungtsho, Thimphu on Friday had razed two wooden bungalows to the ground. Fire fighters, school students and volunteers helped contain the fire within an hour and no causalities were reported. The cause of fire is not known. Two families lived in bungalows. They lost all their belongings except a gas …

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Health and Happiness campaign for a drugs free Bhutan

By Tshering To reach out to commuters and drivers in specific and the general public at large, the Chithuen Phendey Association is organizing a drug and alcohol free advocacy program. The month long program started in the capital on August 4. With the theme “Health and happiness”, the program is initiated to advocate and create awareness to reduce drug and …

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Each chiwog to have one electric fence installed

By Tshering Each chiwog in the country will have at least an electric fence installed, according to the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) 2017-2018 signed between Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay and agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji on Friday. The ministry will also find ways to improve rice production to achieve cereal self-sufficiency. APA is aimed at establishing clarity and consensus on the …

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CCTV helps capture murder suspects

By Tshering The Close Circuit Television (CCTV) police installed in the city had come handy in solving an alleged murder case of a 33-year-old man. In the early hours of July 22, police received a call about a man lying unconscious near the works and human settlement ministry’s gate. A police team reached the site and found the man still …

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Zimdra conducts free service check up camp

Zimdra Automobiles workshop is conducting two days free service check up camp for Maruti Suzuki taxis at RSTA premises in Phuentsholing. The camp is conducted, according to officials, as taxis are always busy and do not have time to visit workshops. Through the camp, taxis can have periodic checkup on suspension, brakes, lubricants and wiper system. “As it is monsoon …

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