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Laya LSS upgraded to a central school

To encourage and enable students from Laya to complete basic education in their community, the Laya Lower secondary school (LSS) became a Central School starting this academic session. “The school will function in line with the guideline for school autonomy and the operational guidelines for central school respectively and shall …

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P/ling court restitutes more than Nu 1.7M in fronting case

Phuentsholing drungkhag court ordered a man from Chukha village of Lamgong gewog in Paro to pay Nu 300,000 to the government for illegally leasing his business license to a Jaigaon resident. Ugyen Tshering, 46, was found guilty of leasing his business license, Norzang Trading, in Phuentsholing to an Indian citizen, …

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Sarpang blacktops 11 of the 12 GC roads

Chhudzom GC road is expected to be blacktopped in the 12th Plan

Except for Chhudzom, all gewogs in Sarpang will have blacktopped gewog connectivity (GC) roads by the end of the 11th Plan, according to the regional chief engineer of roads department CB Monger.  While the government has pledged to blacktop all GC roads by the end of this Plan, Chhudzom gewog …

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Gewogs without candidates decided NC elect for Trongsa

With all three candidates from their own gewogs wining the majority of EVM votes, it was the gewogs without candidates that decided Trongsa’s National Council elect. Incumbent Tharchen and Council-elect Tashi Samdrup were neck-in-neck in postal ballot votes. Gyem Dorji who is from Dragteng gewog secured 630 votes of the …

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Wangdue’s vegetable shed renovation to complete next month

The renovated shed would also be supplied with electricity

Renovation of the existing vegetable shed in Bajo, Wangdue would complete next month.  After renovation, the shed, which was occupied by 31 sellers, would accommodate 39 imported vegetable and kamtsho sellers. The renovated shed includes two gates, proper roof, walls and would also be supplied with electricity.   The throm …

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Bumthang goes for experience

Experience mattered in Bumthang this time.  Incumbent member Nima is one of the five candidates that got re-elected this council elections.  Nima secured 2,551 EVM votes against Kencho Tsheirng’s 2,071. Nima also lead the postal ballot by a difference of 614 votes.  The gap was narrowed by Kencho Tshering’s vote …

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Samdrupjongkhar still wants an incumbent in the house

When Samdrupjongkhar reelected Jigme Wangchuk, the incumbent council member on April 20, he became the lone candidate to serve in the house of review for three consecutive terms. Jigme Wangchuk from Lauri gewog secured the highest number of both postal ballots and EVM votes over five contestants. He lost in …

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Dry weather worries potato farmers in Chapcha

A woman weeds her drought-hit potato field in Rimta Dorgen village

The absence of rain has weakened potato plants of Rimta Dorgen village in Chapcha, Chukha.  Unlike the green fields usually seen by the second weeding time today, the fields are patches of green and brown. Farmer, Dorji Gyeltshen, 58 said there was no rain for some time. “It only rained …

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Experience and relationship helped me: Chukha NC-elect

Sangay Dorji

Experience and relationship with the community helped Sangay Dorji, 38, win the National Council seat in Chukha.  Sangay Dorji, who served as an educator for 13 years said people see career ladders and experience before they vote. Relationship with the community is important, he added. “I know children from a …

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Works to build national oncology centre to begin this year

Works to construct the National Oncology Centre in Gidakom is expected to start from June this year.  According to foreign media reports, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay had proposed the construction of the cancer hospital in Thimphu during his meeting with the visiting Indian Foreign Secretary to discuss the 50 years …

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Picture story

 A week-long 100 million recitations of Jigten Wangchuk presided over by Kedheykhar Lungtok Choki Gatshel Shedra Khenpos along with 100 monks concludes today coinciding with Zhabdrung Kuchoe. The programme was organised by Shedra Zhabtok Tshokpa.

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Picture story

His Majesty The King granted Dhar to new Dzongdags for Thimphu and Bumthang, the new Secretary of Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, and the new commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission at the Trashichhodzong yesterday. (L-R): Tsirang Dzongdag Ngawang Pem is appointed as a Commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission, National Environment Commission …

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