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World Bank to help increase agricultural productivity in Bhutan

By Tshering The government and the World Bank on Friday signed a USD 8 million (M) Global Agriculture Food Security Program (GAFSP) grant that will help increase agricultural productivity and enhance access to markets for farmers in selected gewogs in Southwest Bhutan. The World Bank will be the supervising entity while the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will …

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Sonam Pelden, 28 year old from Thimphu is first Bhutanese entrepreneur to make it to a Forbes list under the Consumer Technology category. She was recognised for her business idea ServisHero, ServisHero is a Malaysia-based on-demand services provider. She holds a MBA from the University of Oxford and studied neuroscience and economics at Brown University. Sonam worked with the Economist …

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Drying water sources could force people out: Nangar farmers

The village had no proper drinking since 2010 By Kinley Yonten For the last three years, Dema, 47, had been the same routine every ay. She wakes up early takes a three-hour uphill walk or walk down to the stream to fetch drinking water. This is because Nangar village is increasingly facing water shortage. There is a water tap outside …

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Watch your mouth

Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji is known to be an honest man with a good sense of humour. However, his humour, if it was, on Friday was not appreciated. The opposition party is demanding an apology from the minister on calling the Member of Parliament from Bomdeling-Jamkhar, Dupthob Dorji, and an โ€œMP from Falakata.โ€ Falakata is in neighbouring India where most …

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His Majesty The King grants Audience to scholarship students

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to 160 undergraduate scholarship students from across the country, who will be pursuing their education in diverse fields in colleges around the world. The students are class 12 toppers, who will be studying medicine; pharmacy; microbiology; speech therapy; audiology; agricultural sciences; food science technology; veterinary science; civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, water, mining and …

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