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DPT lodges complaint against Dasho Sonam Kinga

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) yesterday lodged an official complaint against former National Council chairperson, Dasho Sonam Kinga (PhD) with the office of the media arbitrator for his August 31 post on Facebook about the 2008 elections.  DPT’s general secretary, Sangay Phurpa, lodged the complaint as required by rule 9 …

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Election fever heats up Samdrupjongkhar

With less than 10 days to the poll day, the heat is intense in Dewathang-Gomdar constituency with candidates hitting door-to-door campaign.  In most villages, candidates and their coordinators are visiting for the third time.   Voters said that the parties have similar pledges to improve roads, health services, build bridges …

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Political parties pledge tax reforms

All the four political parties have promised to reform the tax system, which will require amendment of Revised Tax and Levies Act of Bhutan 2016. One of the changes Druk Phuensum Tshogpa  (DPT) and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) have promised is to raise the lowest exemption limit on Personal Income …

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Less rainfall dries up cardamom production in Tsirang

Under a canopy of cardamom orchard in Gosarling, Tsirang, Damanta Thapa and her son are engrossed harvesting cardamom.  Gosarling is one of the hottest places in Tsirang and cardamom ripens earlier than other parts of the dzongkhag. Damanta says she is late to harvest while her neighbours have already dried …

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The cooperative failed but its founder hasn’t given up

Tshering Lhamo and her farm

Two years ago, a group of farmers, 13 women and two men, formed a cooperative in Umling, Gelephu. The group members made ginger candies and banana chips, raw materials for which are easily and abundantly available in the locality. The group, however, couldn’t function properly even for a year and …

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