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Women politicians share their challenges

Women politicians share challenges they face at a workshop organised by JAB, BNEW and BMF at Paro yesterday.

Of the 188 people who will represent the 47 constituencies from four political parties in the primary election for the National Assembly, only 19 are women, taking the women candidate percentage to 10.1 percent. This was revealed yesterday when 11 aspiring women politicians from three political parties met with journalists in …

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National Assembly to dissolve on August 1

The National Assembly has less than a week to complete its five-year term. The house will dissolve on August 1 with an offering of Tashi Menlam and Zhabten, according to the secretariat. The second National Assembly was constituted on August 2, 2013. Secretary general of the house, Sangay Duba, told …

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His Majesty visits Goensho Tshamkhang

His Majesty The King visits the Goensho Tshamkhang, a retreat for elderly people in Wangsisina, Thimphu yesterday

His Majesty The King yesterday visited the Goensho Tshamkhang, a retreat for elderly people built under His Majesty’s People’s Project in Wangsisina, Thimphu. The retreat, completed in June, currently accommodates 19 inhabitants who are recipients of His Majesty’s Gensho Zhabto Kidu. The recipients of the Gensho Zhabto Kidu are senior …

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Your trust and our courage are weapons enough: BKP

BKP President Dasho Neten Zangmo interacts with villagers from Samdrupjongkhar who had come to attend the party convention on July 21 at Semtokha, Thimphu.

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) delayed the start of its convention for nearly an hour as people poured in and the Royal Institute of Management hall in Semtokha ran out of chairs. The party’s candidates sacrificed their chairs and quickly arranged for more. Some of them apologised for the lack of …

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Works are now underway to clear the debris the flash flood from Rangshikhar deposited at the bridge in Trashigang town.  

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Just in: The canal that runs through Trashigang town has swollen and left the bridge over it covered in muck following a flash flood from Rangshikhar. 

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Weak monsoon hits farmers

Farmers transplant paddy in Lobesa, Punakha

A dry spell has halted farming activities for farmers in several gewogs of eastern, western and central parts of the country. Although some farmers had already begun paddy transplantation, others are still awaiting rain. Paro Dogar gup, Lhab Tshering said that only one chiwog in the gewog has transplanted paddy …

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Bhutan and Thailand fostering closer ties

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen grants an audience to Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha at the Tashichhodzong yesterday.

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen granted an audience to the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife Naraporn Chan-o-cha at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and his wife Tashi Doma along with representatives from regional and international organisations in the country and …

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