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Celebrating life in the highlands

The fest brings together the nomadic communities of 10 dzongkhags

Soon after the poll day, Kinley Zam and her husband from Lunana left for Koina, the point where the road to Laya ends. They reached Koina in three days. Others take at least seven days on foot. The next day, they ran to Laya, as participants of the Laya Run, a gruesome 25-kms run through trails, which see more horses than man. A snowfall the earlier night had worsened the trail.

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Domestic credit at 107.8B

Financial institutions in the country lent Nu 107.8B in the domestic market as of June this year. The economy saw domestic credit swell by Nu 12B in a span of 12 months. In June last year, the cumulative figure of domestic credit stood at Nu 95B.

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Third royal highlanders’s festival begins tomorrow

Laya CS prepares for the festival. Rehearsing culture items to be presented at Langothang,Laya

A  group of volunteers from Laya Central School has been preparing to exhibit some of their local costumes and textiles that are nearing extinction at the third Royal Highlander Festival that begins tomorrow. The group called Young Volunteer in Action (YVIA) has woven seven local hats unique to Laya, three …

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Bhutan votes for change

Winning 30 of the 47 constituencies, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won the third parliamentary national assembly election yesterday. As claimed by party president Lotay Tshering in all campaign speeches, DNT ‘easily’ swept all 12 western and southwestern dzongkhags, winning 26 constituencies.

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Bhutan returns to the poll

With 5,307 election officials deployed to the 865 polling stations, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is ready to conduct the general elections, according to the state of readiness report from the commission. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) would contest the election. The officials on duty …

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Bhutan returns to the poll

With 5,307 election officials deployed to the 865 polling stations, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is ready to conduct the general elections, according to the state of readiness report from the commission. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) would contest the election.

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Schools in Samtse lack hostel facility

Children as young as eight live in rented rooms, away from home, to attend schools in Samtse

Farmers in Uttaray village in Samtse have only one expectation from the two political parties. They are not concerned about who wins or loses. All they want is a bus facility for their school-going children or hostel facility for the young children .

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Trashiyangtse town residents ask thuemi to step down

Residents of Trashiyangtse town, who are unhappy with the revised collection fee on solid waste the municipality imposed recently, asked the dzongkhag tshogdue (DT) to remove their thuemi. The collection fee was increased from Nu 20 to Nu 100 a unit since June following the DT decision. However, the residents are not happy …

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