Date archive forApril 21st, 2012
By Tanden Zangmo On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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Bhutanese poachers behind killing of Tiger and Leopard

Forest officials track down and apprehend three long-time poachers. The tiger was poached by their Indian counterparts along the Assam-Bhutan border on request while the leopard was killed in Nganglam. Three More...

By Kuenzang Choden On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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REDD-iness

Bhutan stands to gain but various issues need to be considered Bhutan is slowly gearing towards developing a national strategy on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD +). However, there More...

By Kuenzang Choden On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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Wholesale cartel makes 216% profit on imported vegetables

A study by Department of Agriculture and Marketing Co-operatives shows that Bhutanese kitchens pay exorbitantly high rates and recommends that FCB take over wholesale of vegetables to bring down prices   Next More...

By Minjur Dorji On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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Non-resident foreigners’ bank accounts in country is money laundering: RMA Governor

He added that closing the accounts was always a priority   Earlier this week, the RoyalMonetary Authority(RMA) Governor, duringa meeting with about 150 representatives from the private sector, made it clear More...

By Thinley Wangmo On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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Special skills training for monks and nuns

For more than a decade, the Labor ministry (MoLHR) has been providing Special Skills Development Programme (SSDP) for groups not integrated into the general education system. Initially, the group included armed More...

By Tashi Wangmo On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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Saving the highlanders

Photo courtesy: Lhendup In a few years’ time Yeedpa (fermented cheese) and yak meat might just make it to your last supper and chugo (hard cheese) maybe a story of a rock-hard milk candy that you tell your More...

By Tashi Deki On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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Three men suspected of stealing 53 horses caught

Three men suspected of stealing 53 horses in Wangdue Phodrang, out of which seven belonged to His Eminence Gangtey Truelku, have been detained by the police. One of the suspects is a taxi driver from Punakha More...

By Sonam Choki On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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Basics taught in Dzongkha, a possible hurdle for learning Science in English

Environmental studies (EVS) which is taught in Dzongkha from classes PP to III is taught in English from class IV onwards as social studies and science. This sudden U-turn, some observers feel, will be to the More...

By Tashi Wangmo On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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NHDC looks at alternative housing materials

The National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) is exploring the possibility of using alternative housing materials such as prefabricated building components or stabilized mud blocks to afford cheaper accommodation More...

By The Bhutanese On Saturday, April 21st, 2012
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Kharang: a sensitive issue

The glaring headlines of the 14 April issue almost elevated unconfirmed toxicity of Kharang to that of “radiation exposure” of radioactive nuclear waste in post-tsunami Japan then. This story comes out More...