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GNHC seeks fund for climate change projects

The three-day dialogue between GNHC and GCF ends on August 31

To reduce the indicative resource gap of about Nu 20 billion, the first national structured dialogue between Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), and Green Climate Fund (GCF) began yesterday at Thimphu. The three-day dialogue will assist Bhutan to access GCF for the country’s climate change projects. GCF established in December …

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BIGSA won’t field winning archers in future int’l competitions

Unlike in 2016, traditional archers from home returned with two gold and a silver medal from the historical World Archery Championship 2018 held in Gyula, Hungary last week. Securing 271 points, debutant Yonten Phuntsho, 29, topped the Historical Bow from natural materials category under long distance shooting to win his …

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Debate: Are we missing the point?

While politicians are trying to keep it cool, slandering and smearing has picked up on the social media. It is a safe bet to say that most of the posts and updates are from party workers and supporters. Some are chiming in unnecessarily. It is all right to support a …

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DNT and BKP presidents caution voters against freebies

Those gathered for the common forum at the Phuntshothang gewog hall in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday were dished a large serving of philosophical lecture when Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa president Lotay Tshering, and Bhutan Kuen-Nyam president Neten Zangmo addressed the gathering in succession. Like in all other common forums held in the constituency, …

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Most cultural events on during election period

Chukha’s dzongkhag administration has postponed dzongkhag tshechu to November 16-18 to avoid coincidence with poll day of National Assembly (NA) election. The dzongkhag administration’s notification issued on August 24 stated that the second day of the annual festival coincided with the poll day, which is on October 18. According to …

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DPT hopes to pull a surprise in Sombaykha

The DPT president interacts with the public of Sombaykha constituency

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president Pema Gyamtsho yesterday completed his visit to the Sombaykha constituency of Haa, the home dzongkhag of the PDP president, as part of the campaign for National Assembly elections. It was his second visit to the dzongkhag in less than a week. Earlier on August 24, …

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BKP is competent: Neten Zangmo

More than 244 voters attended the common forum in Wangphu gewog in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday

“We’re often criticised as a party without experience and one with young candidates,” Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s president Neten Zangmo said. “If we don’t have young candidates, where will they get experience and who will take the responsibility when the elders retire?” Speaking on the qualities of her party, Neten Zangmo …

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Man detained for rape of a minor

Bumthang police on August 19 detained a 23-year-old man for rape of a minor. The case came to the limelight after a 15-year-old girl, who is the wife of the suspect, left home after an argument at dinnertime on August 18. According to the victim’s statement to police, she was …

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What PDP has for elections 2018

PDP president during a campaign in Dagana

The Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (PDP) manifesto touches all sectors. The party claimed that most of them are aligned with the 12th Plan. The party PDP claimed that while it stabilised the economic situation, the five jewels of the economy were under the spotlight to further strengthen the country’s economy. Economy …

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Apple production drops this season

A labour puts a tarpaulin sheet on a loaded apple pick up

The best apples are fetching about Nu 800 to Nu 900 a box in Phuentsholing this season, which according to exporters is a drop from what the price was about two weeks ago. It was Nu 900 to Nu 1,000 then. Graded apples and apples plucked before it turned reddish …

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All parties pledge sports development

Nima Dorji (red) lost to Pakistan in the men’s bantam weight category on August 27

Bhutan’s performance at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games in Indonesia followed a similar outcome of the past. The athletes will return home on September 3 without a medal after being knocked out in all four participating disciplines of the competition. The chef de mission for the Bhutanese …

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Luring the voters

This monsoon, it is raining promises. People are swamped by floods of promises and we know it is election time because for once, the problems plaguing the country are laid bare for all to see. Suddenly, our civil servants are underpaid, our health system sick, our taps and farms dry …

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