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Revised sand supply system goes nationwide

Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited supplied 35,973 truckloads of sand from the Sha region in Wangdue last year. The Punatsangchu basin is the main sand harvesting site in the country.

Irrespective of the concerns from the transporters, the Natural Resource Development Corporation (NRDCL) will be implementing the new sand supply system across the country starting next month. The NRDCL also issued a notification yesterday stating that the corporation will take full ownership of sand collection and transportation. It states that …

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ECB to set up 64 postal ballot facilitation booths

To ease the voting process, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) will set up about 64 postal ballot facilitation booths for the upcoming National Council elections across the country. Training coordinator with ECB, Gem Tshewang, said that this added facility to the conventional system is to facilitate voters. “Postal ballot …

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Reduced orange yield and price disappoints farmers

Although it is peak mandarin season, orchards in Tsirang are already empty. Most farmers have sold their produce. But for those who continue to sell, prices have dropped to less than Nu 4 an orange. The reduced yield resulting in lower price left many farmers disappointed. Farmers say they fetch …

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Entrepreneur aspires to contest for NC from Mongar

A businessman, Ngawang Gyeltshen, 30, has declared his intention to contest in the National Council (NC) candidate from Sherimung gewog in Mongar. The gewog already has two more NC aspirants. Ngawang Gyeltshen who is from Shilling village graduated in B.Com from Royal Thimphu College in 2012. He worked for three …

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Former attorney to contest for NC from Trashiyangtse

Thinley

To bridge the gaps between people’s needs and law, Thinley, 36, from Yangtse gewog has decided to contest in the National Council election from Trashiyangtse. Thinley has a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Bharati Vidyapeeth University in Pune, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in National Law (PGDNL) from …

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Betel nut prices rise but farmers gain little

Suppliers load betel nuts in Kuendrelthang

Unlike previous years, betel nuts are fetching attractive prices in Lhamoizingkha this season. Today, a kilogram of the areca palm fruit is fetching about Nu 30 a kilogram in Kulkuley, an Indian town across the border. Tshering Dorji, a betel nut supplier said that the price last year was Nu …

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Education of children: The buck stops with parents

This is a special season. Results are out for both Class X and XII. It is time for new academic session. Hard as winter comes rolling in, we prepare for a new beginning. For some parents, though, this is a difficult time. When children do not succeed, financial burden that …

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Target to provide 24 hours water at risk

The water treatment plant at Taba, Thimphu

Thimphu thromde’s target to provide 24 hours water to 80 percent of the households in Thimphu is at risk, thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said. This was shared at the mid-year annual performance agreement review held in Paro last week. Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said that most of Chamgang to Semtokha water distribution …

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Students perform poorly in Business Mathematics and Economics

The Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) examination 2017 recorded the worst performance in Business mathematics and economics. According to Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA), the mean score for Business mathematics was 47.69 percent and 49.95 percent for economics. The mean score for the remaining 17 subjects …

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