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DNT submits Letter of Intent

ECB secretary Dawa Tenzin checks the LoI

The process for the third election to National Assembly has begun with the political parties submitting Letter of Intent (LoI) to the Election Commission of Bhutan.  Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) representatives, led by the party president Dr Lotay Tshering, submitted the party’s LoI on August 18, seven hours after the …

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Farmers in Narang ask for electric fencing

Tshewang Namgay guiding maize from monkey with dog at Naktshangthung village

Farmers of Narang gewog in Mongar, who depend on maize as one of their staple diets, are spending days and nights guarding the crop against wild animals. They say they have to spend sleepless nights, guarding the crop against wild boars a week after they sow the seeds. Once it …

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Potatoes fetch good price this season

From May this year until yesterday, farmers, who auctioned their potatoes, fetched triple the price they fetched last year. Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) officials said the quantity of the produce auctioned also doubled this year. FCBL auction complex recorded 7,583 metric tonnes (MT) of potatoes being auctioned so …

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Heat dries up paddy fields in Lhamoizingkha

At Kuendrelthang, the paddy fields have dried up and the soil hardened

With temperatures soaring above 36 degree Celsius and no sign of rain, farmers in Lhamoizingkha are worried that the heat is damaging their paddy plants. Farmers say it had not rained for a week. The highest temperature recorded in the locality was yesterday where it reached 39 degree Celsius. At …

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Former education minister joins DPT as 47th candidate

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) declared the party’s final candidate, Thakur Singh Powdyel from Samtse’s Dophuchen-Tading constituency on August 18 in Thimphu. Two other candidates – Zhemgang’s Bardo-Trong candidate Gembo Tshering and Tshewang Rinzin from Sombaykha of Haa – were also offered khaddar by the party president. They were introduced …

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Business idea programme transforms students

Buying a pair of decent shoe is an expensive affair for Tashi Tshewang’s family, a class 12 student of Desi High School in Thimphu. He was shattered when he could not qualify for a government school two years ago. Working hard to secure a scholarship for further studies and acquiring …

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His Majesty attends state funeral of Late Vajpayee

His Majesty The King attends the funeral of the former Prime Minister of India, Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi yesterday

His Majesty The King travelled to New Delhi yesterday to attend the State Funeral of the former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on August 16 was accorded a State Funeral in New Delhi. A prayer ceremony including a thousand …

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