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Samtse voted for change 

A voter shows his voter card before he enters to vote at Norbugang GC poll station

Affinity for change, party presidents popularity, and the promise of health services were the key factors that determined Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT)s fortune in Samtse on October 18. DNT even won the Dophuchen-Tading constituency, which was won by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) in the primary election. Observers expected a tough …

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DPT lost Dagana by huge margin

In Dagana, it was EVM votes that made all the different between the two political parties. The difference gave Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) a landslide victory in the dzongkhag. DNT’s Hemant Gurung secured 6,257 votes, 3,669 votes more than DPT’s Prem Kumar Khatiwara. Hemant Gurung secured 2,553 more EVM votes …

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Laya grappling with waste problem

Community lacks waste segregation awareness

Cleaning campaign initiated by Gasa’s dzongkhag administration has helped the remote gewog of Laya look clean, but the community lacks a proper dumpsite. Waste can be seen thrown carelessly along the footpaths. On every ninth day of the month, the locals, public organisation and students of Laya Central School go …

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More EVM votes in Trashigang for DNT during the general election

With the party winning two of the five constituencies in Trashigang on October 18, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) call for change worked to an extent in the dzongkhag. Although the party lost in the remaining three constituencies, the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) votes for the general election show a significant …

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Three innovative ideas recognised at wash innovation challenge final

Twelve out of 800 ideas were pitched in the finals

Indian cricket icon, Sachin Tendulkar, who is also a Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), awarded certificates and prizes, USD 5000 each for the winners of wash innovation challenge in Thimphu yesterday. Tendulkar said that learning about new and innovative ideas to support handwashing with soap in South …

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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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DNT urges people to refrain from divisive politics

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) appealed to all Bhutanese, irrespective of which party they supported or voted for in the third parliamentary elections, to discontinue engaging in divisive practices and come together. A WeChat recording of a DNT supporter surfaced on social media the day after the poll day. The woman …

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East-West Highway widening in Trongsa to complete by year end

Machines parked along the highway between Bjizam and Yangkhil resort

Works on widening the East-West Highway in Trongsa is expected to complete by end of December this year, according to the Department of Roads officials in Trongsa. Officials also claimed that about 85 percent of the works are complete as of now. The 97km East-West Highway widening stretch in Trongsa …

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