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A 190ft span double double reinforced bailey bridge was laid yesterday to connect the Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam Highway. With approach roads from both sides completed, the bridge was built over the Gongri Chhu. The bridge is expected to be pliable in the next seven to 10 days. (Photo: Sonam Tenzin, Executive Engineer, …

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National economic census deferred to 2019

The first national economic census scheduled to be conducted in June this year is deferred by a year. National Statistics Bureau (NSB) proposed the deferment to the government’s performance management division and the prime minister at its midyear review of its annual performance agreement. It was approved as proposed. NSB’s …

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Twenty Assembly members visited constituency only once: NA report

Twenty out of the total of 36 National Assembly (NA) members, excluding cabinet ministers, made only one visit to their constituency during the financial year 2016-17, according to the annual report for the same period. Launched by Speaker Jigme Zangpo on February 5, the report states that only 16 members …

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Dasho Dawa Dem passes away

Late Dasho Dawa Dem

Dasho Dawa Dem passed away on February 15 at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), surrounded by her loved ones. She was 74. Her cremation was held on February 26 in Thimphu. Born on May 16, 1944 in Takchu Goenpa in Iesu, Haa, Dasho Dawa Dem was one …

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Three gewogs in Chukha choose their NC candidates

Dhamngoi zomdu at Chapcha: People queue and wait their turns to vote yesterday

The incumbent Chukha National Council member, Pema Tenzin, won 419 votes against his opponent, Sangay Tenzin’s 212 votes in the Chapcha gewog’s dhamngoi zomdu  (nomination meeting) yesterday. A total of 631 people turned up at the Chapcha gewog centre to cast their votes. Chukha dzongkhag has conducted three gewog dhamngoi …

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Four NC candidates go to the next selection round

Voters queue to cast their votes in Bjena Gewog, Wangdue

In Wangdue, four of the five aspiring NC candidates have made through the first round of selection process. Passang Thrinlee from Bjena got 194 yes votes and 21 no votes. Thinley from Thedtsho got 70 yes votes and 42 no votes. Rada Wangchuk from Bajo throm got 116 yes votes …

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DoR to maintain Damphu – Sunkosh road

The road was blacktopped more than five years ago

Following lengthy discussions at the last dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) that requested the Department of Roads (DoR) to maintain and blacktop the highway between Damphu and Sunkosh tri-junction, the DoR has recently proposed for budget to the government. The 18kms stretch is filled with potholes, cracks and sunken areas. The need …

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Youth matters

Even as issues of rising unemployment continue to nag us, Bhutanese youth have begun breaking barriers. They are excelling in sports. They are taking Bhutan into the space. They are expressing their creativity and curiosity in arts. They are forming groups to grow vegetables and to help the destitute. They …

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Sherubtse gets its first salon

The salon is part of 50 years of academic excellence celebration of Sherubtse College this year

As part of the golden jubilee celebrations this year, Sherubtse College in Kanglung opened its first salon at the campus yesterday. Located at the student service centre, the salon will cater to the hairdressing needs of the students and college staff. The dean of student affairs, Yezer (PhD), said that …

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Govt. assures support to promote Dzongkha

Survey finds only 10 percent of the 43 government offices use Dzongkha in official correspondence The government will re-enforce the resolution of the 84th session of the National Assembly 2005, which resolved that all conferences and public meetings must be conducted in the national language, Dzongkha, even if there are …

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Druk Chirwang Tshogpa deregistered

The Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) deregistered with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday. Party president Lily Wangchuk told Kuensel that the decision was taken as per the agreement of the party’s founding members and candidates. She said the decision was a difficult one. “Our founding members and candidates all …

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ACC forges regional alliance

ACC officials with the delegation from Sri Lanka

A seven member high level delegation from the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are in the country for a five-day experience sharing visit, a press release from the ACC states. The delegation is in the country to learn from the tools, techniques and best practices/experiences of Bhutan in preventing …

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