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OAG completes Tsirang loan scam investigation

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is in the process of compiling a report after it investigated the alleged loan scam involving People’s Democratic Party (PDP) workers in Tsirang. The investigation was carried out after the Opposition Leader (OL) Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) on January 4 requested the Anti-Corruption Commission ...

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A gup candidate to contest in NC from Lhamoizingkha

Having lived and served in the village for the last four years, Dawa Norbu from Lhamoizingkha is one of the NC aspirants from Dagana. The 32-year-old has a bachelor’s degree in computer application from Bharathiar University in India. He completed his masters of business administration and human resource from Periyar ...

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Most Lhamoizingkha residents prefer firewood to LPG

San Maya Mongar

Despite the government distributing Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) to rural households in 2017, the customary practice of using firewood for cooking purposes still continue in villages of Lhamoizingkha, Dagana. The economic affairs ministry, in February 2017, introduced the scheme of LPG distribution to improve access to cleaner fuels among rural ...

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Damaged Babesa road to be completed by mid this year

The road has been damaged since November last year

The damaged road that runs above the Olakha automobile workshop area leading to project DANTAK office is expected to be completed by mid this year, according to Thimphu Thromde engineers. About 20 metres of the road and the roadside drain towards the hillside developed cracks leading the road to slide. ...

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Revised sand supply system goes nationwide

Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited supplied 35,973 truckloads of sand from the Sha region in Wangdue last year. The Punatsangchu basin is the main sand harvesting site in the country.

Irrespective of the concerns from the transporters, the Natural Resource Development Corporation (NRDCL) will be implementing the new sand supply system across the country starting next month. The NRDCL also issued a notification yesterday stating that the corporation will take full ownership of sand collection and transportation. It states that ...

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ECB to set up 64 postal ballot facilitation booths

To ease the voting process, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) will set up about 64 postal ballot facilitation booths for the upcoming National Council elections across the country. Training coordinator with ECB, Gem Tshewang, said that this added facility to the conventional system is to facilitate voters. “Postal ballot ...

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Reduced orange yield and price disappoints farmers

Although it is peak mandarin season, orchards in Tsirang are already empty. Most farmers have sold their produce. But for those who continue to sell, prices have dropped to less than Nu 4 an orange. The reduced yield resulting in lower price left many farmers disappointed. Farmers say they fetch ...

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Entrepreneur aspires to contest for NC from Mongar

A businessman, Ngawang Gyeltshen, 30, has declared his intention to contest in the National Council (NC) candidate from Sherimung gewog in Mongar. The gewog already has two more NC aspirants. Ngawang Gyeltshen who is from Shilling village graduated in B.Com from Royal Thimphu College in 2012. He worked for three ...

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Former attorney to contest for NC from Trashiyangtse

Thinley

To bridge the gaps between people’s needs and law, Thinley, 36, from Yangtse gewog has decided to contest in the National Council election from Trashiyangtse. Thinley has a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Bharati Vidyapeeth University in Pune, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in National Law (PGDNL) from ...

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