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All four parties to contest primary round

Representatives of the political parties wait at the election commission secretary’s office yesterday evening to receive the letters of acceptance to contest the primary round of the National Assembly elections

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) issued the letter of acceptance to Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa, and People’s Democratic Party yesterday to contest the primary round of the national assembly elections next month. The representatives of the parties waited at the office of the commission’s …

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Party presidents to campaign in selective dzongkhags

Political parties will kick start their campaign for the primary round of the National Assembly elections today although the official campaign period started yesterday. Political parties have 21 days, including today, to campaign before the campaign period closes at 9am of September 13. Although party presidents have already toured most …

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The ministry of foreign affairs held a prayer ceremony and the lighting of thousand butter lamps at the Tashichhodzong yesterday for the former secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, who passed away on August 18. Led by the Chief Advisor of the interim government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, …

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Water shortage hits College of Natural Resources

Students use water from the pond for washing purpose

Despite efforts, the College of Natural Resources (CNR) in Punakha faces an acute shortage of water every summer. President of CNR Phub Dorji (PhD) said the problem is not new and that it has been there for a few years now. “We have water problem during rainy season, especially around …

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ECB bars the use of titles, insignia and rank

With the election period on, the Election Commission of Bhutan’s  (ECB) notification calling the third National Assembly election forbids the use of title, designation, rank, kabney and rachu, pata and geyntag or any other sign, insignia or symbol of an office held earlier during the campaign period. This is in accordance with the …

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New Setikharey bridge benefits Gelephu residents

The Department of Road (DoR) has completed the construction of a multi-cell bridge over Setikharey stream in Gelephu within six months. The bridge opened to traffic last week. The construction of the 50ms span bridge began this year at a cost of Nu14.5M. DoR officials said the construction was sped …

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Study finds positive impact of ecotourism on local communities

The income generated from the home stays and campsites in the country have helped improve family income, conservation of the environment, tradition and culture, according to an evaluation on ecotourism. The evaluation by the Gross National Happiness Commission in April this year was carried out to assess ecotourism impact on …

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To transport milk to the gewog centre road head, residents of about 25 households of Brongshung village in Gomdar, Samdrupjongkhar walk about one and a half hours everyday. The second highest milk-producing village in the gewog is not connected with a farmroad. (Photo: Kelzang Wangchuk, Samdrupjongkhar) 

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Art exhibitions open at RTA

The exhibition features work by inmates of Jaipur Central Jail

In the run up to the upcoming Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, two art exhibitions — ‘Colours of Nature by Green Pigment’ and ‘Tree of life: The Tree of Immortality’ will open today at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) until August 25. The exhibition will open from 9:00am till 5:00 in …

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