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DNT and DPT to contest general round

As Bhutanese remained glued to television sets and mobile phones last night for the provisional results of the primary election, they witnessed a close race between one of the oldest parties, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), and a new party that gained popularity in recent months, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT)

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Were the inaugurations rushed?

While many people in Gelephu, Serzhong and Chuzergang are questioning why the Gelephu drungkhag office was not shifted to the recently inaugurated office in Umling gewog, people who know that its construction is incomplete question why it was inaugurated. It has been more than a month after the drungkhag administration …

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Breaching the Maokhola bridge promise

Residents of Umling return home after attending a campaign meeting in Sarpang

As it happens every election time, Maokhola has become a subject of discussion for the people in Gelephu these days. With candidates and party workers recognising the need of the people living on the other side of the river, everyone promised the residents of Serzhong, Chuzergang, Umling and Tarithang gewogs …

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Landslides at Ossey close traffic for 18 days

About 300ms of the road’s formation width was completely washed off

Carrying her two-year-old child on the back and holding her six-year-old daughter by the hand, Bhimla, 24, climbed a steep slope for about 25 minutes and walked down the slippery trail for another 15 minutes. She was trans-shifting the Ossey block to take her elder daughter, who was admitted at Jigmecholing basic health unit (BHU) to the Central Regional Referral Hospital (CRRH) in Gelephu.

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