Karuna shelter: A home for ill, injured and abandoned dogs

An overwhelming smell of urine and scabbed dogs greet you as you enter the iron gate of the Karuna shelter, home for dogs located near the landfill site at Saa-Tshalu, some 3km from Trashigang town. The dogs seem friendly, at least friendlier than the stray dogs that prowl the streets. But most of them are […]

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Craftsmen to revive dying art of bamboo craft in Orong

Villagers attempt to revive the dying bamboo craft that is fast losing popularity in Orong The dying art of bamboo craft is set to get a fresh lease of life with the formation of Philuma Potala Non-Wood Forest Product (NWFP) Group that comprises 42 skilled craftsmen from Philuma village in Orong in Samdrup Jongkhar. Two […]

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Remote Sachilo lacks road access and electricity

Sachilo Chiwog is one of the remotest chiwogs of Wangphu gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar which lacks major facilities like road and electricity. Wangphu gewog is 24km away from the Samdrup Jongkhar – Trashigang highway, while Sachilo chiwog has a total of 46 households with a population of 321. People walk for more than two hours […]

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Radio station entertains and informs remote local community

As dawn breaks in the remote community of Khotakpa in Pemagatshel, Memay Penjor turns on the radio which he borrowed from a neighbor a few years back and tunes into KYD 91.1 FM. He is hooked onto the broadcast that includes songs, local beliefs, customs and traditions. Since the villagers hardly get to listen to […]

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