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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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Picture story

An art exhibition themed Nature and Environment, introducing 60 art works of children from 46 countries and regions opened yesterday at the Lungtenphug Lower Secondary School in Thimphu. The exhibition includes the works of Bhutanese children – 15 from Thimphu, 10 from Paro and 20 from Haa. After Thimphu, the …

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Party presidents debate on manifestos

DNT to uplift the low and middle class If elected, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) would put in place policies that will encourage use of alternative sources of energy to reduce the country’s trade deficit as majority of imports are fossil fuel and other petroleum products, one of the founders of …

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Voters push their agenda with candidates

Residents register their attendance to attend the common forum in Phongmey in Trashigang

Villagers of Jangmanma and Gaziri in Phongmey, Trashigang have been requesting for two bridges for the past 10 years to connect them with Pakaling in Radhi and to Trashigang. These villages are on the bank of Gamrichu and have to use temporary bridges. “For us it is much easier to …

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How parties want to develop agriculture

All four political parties have prioritised agriculture as one of the main areas of investment and development in their manifestos. Despite being the largest employer, the agriculture sector’s contribution to the national economy has remained stagnant. Lack of infrastructure including irrigation facilities, roads and labor shortages has been some of …

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Chief advisor represents Bhutan at BIMSTEC summit

Chief advisor, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk addresses the summit

Chief advisor of the interim government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, represented Bhutan at the fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu, Nepal from August 30 and 31. The summit witnessed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding for establishment of grid interconnection, which …

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Elephants compel farmers to leave their fields fallow in Sipsu

The damaged paddy in Singeygang

On the morning of August 31, a paddy field in Singeygang (Hangay), Tashichhoeling, Samtse village saw the wrath of an elephant, the first this year. Farmers said this is quite early as there is almost two months’ time to harvest paddy in Tashichhoeling. However, four of the 10 elephant entry …

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Frustrations build up as elephants cause menace in Gelephu

The elephants in Teak Shing area of Gelephu thromde

Almost a decade after Tara Gurung, 40, moved to Pemathang and lived as a sharecropper, she has stopped cultivating the fields and started looking for work. The single mother of four recently started working as a saleswoman in a shop in the town. “It has been about three weeks since …

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The politics of fear

It is not clear whether it is self-afflicted or designed but political parties have been indicating that the upcoming national election is gripped with fear. The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) president, Neten Zangmo, first raised the issue on air during a programme on Bhutan Broadcasting Services (BBS). She said that the society …

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