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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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Update

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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