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 A week-long 100 million recitations of Jigten Wangchuk presided over by Kedheykhar Lungtok Choki Gatshel Shedra Khenpos along with 100 monks concludes today coinciding with Zhabdrung Kuchoe. The programme was organised by Shedra Zhabtok Tshokpa.

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His Majesty The King granted Dhar to new Dzongdags for Thimphu and Bumthang, the new Secretary of Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, and the new commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission at the Trashichhodzong yesterday. (L-R): Tsirang Dzongdag Ngawang Pem is appointed as a Commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission, National Environment Commission …

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EVM votes send Anand Rai to NC

Anand Rai shares a light moment with dzongkhag offials after winning the election

Sarpang dzongkhag’s National Council member-elect, Anand Rai said that the key to winning the election was simply being in the dzongkhag. “We have to know the people,” Anand Rai said in an interview on the morning after the poll day. He strongly believes that living in the dzongkhag and working …

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Experience mattered for Wangdue voters

Tashi Dorji during his campaign at Samtengang (Photo: Tashi Dorji, FB page)

If there is one reason why the Wangduephodrang National Council member was re-elected, it was his experience and visibility. Incumbent Tashi Dorji managed to secure the highest votes from 25 of the 47 polling stations in the dzongkhag. He also got the highest postal ballots. He secured the highest votes …

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Postal ballots decide Zhemgang’s NC results

Some people in Zhemgang suspected it would be an easy ride for the dzongkhag’s incumbent National Council member, Pema Dakpa, to sail through the elections. With four gewogs each in upper and lower Kheng, Pema Dakpa had the edge since there were only two contestants from upper Kheng where as …

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DPT declares four candidates

The new DPT Candidates

Three are from Trashigang Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) declared four candidates amid a gathering of party leaders and party supporters in the capital yesterday. Three of the four candidates are from Trashigang. Dr Samdrup R Wangchuk will contest from Kanglung-Udzorung-Samkhar, Dr Chenga Tshering from Thrimshing-Kangpara and Tashi Dorji from Radhi …

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Common leopard rescued from Thinleygang

The leopard caught in the snare in Thinleygang was rescued on April 22 (Photo: Forest Range Office, Messina)

A female common leopard weighing about 45kgs was rescued from a snare in Thinleygang below the Dechentshemo central school in Punakha on April 22. Officials from the Nature Conservation Division (NCD) said the leopard could not be more than 10-years old. Senior forester with Forest Range Office, Messina, Kencho Dorji, …

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Indian Embassy’s First Secretary (Economic and Commerce) S Koventhan hands over cheques amounting to more than Nu 1.86 billion for GoI Project Tied Assistance projects to GNHC director Rinchen Wangdi yesterday. The fund is for the upgradation of Wangdue-Chuserboo road, Trongsa-Chuserboo road, Yadi-Lingmethang road, construction of Royal Institute of Law, …

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