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PDP introduces seven candidates

PDP introduces seven candidates for the upcoming National Assembly elections

With the announcement of seven candidates yesterday, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed almost all the candidates contesting the upcoming election. The party is awaiting the resignation of few more candidates who are currently in service. Of the seven candidates the party pitched yesterday, three are former national council …

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About 39 enterprises meet health and safety requirements

About 39 enterprises in the country comply with the standard occupational health and safety (OHS) system, according to a report the labour ministry released recently. The labour department compiled the report, ‘the OHS Assessment 2018.’ The enterprises were awarded certificates of recognition (CoR) for good safety and health practices on …

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DPT announces four candidates

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) introduced candidates for four constituencies – Khar-Yurung in Pemagatshel, Gelephu, Phuentsholing and Drujegang-Tzeza in Dagana, last week. Party officials say that the party is roping in both young and experienced candidates to reflect the demographic composition of the country. With the announcement of the four …

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270 gungtongs in Tsirang

Barshong has the highest number of gungtongs among the 12 gewogs in Tsirang

For the last three years, a farmer of Gangtokha village in Barshong gewog, Tsirang, has been cultivating lands belonging to three households. The farmer, RK Moktan, 54, said he does that to save his crops from wildlife. “My neighbours on whose land I cultivate migrated to urban areas, leaving their …

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Tenancy rules and regulation released

Works and human settlement secretary releases the tenancy rules in Mongar

The Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) released the Tenancy Rules and Regulations, 2018 on May 11 in Mongar. The launch, the ministry officials say, is expected to address the issues and challenges faced by tenants and house owners. With the rules and regulations in place, the ministry hopes …

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Schools to have enhanced internet connectivity in 12th Plan

The purchase of computers would be decentralised To equip schools with better computer labs and ICT facilities, the education ministry has prioritised enhancing internet connectivity in schools in the 12th Plan. The ministry is already discussing with the department of information technology and telecom to increase the megabits per second …

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Wangdue windmills generate about 2M units of electricity

Weather conditions affect energy generation capacity of the turbines

The two wind turbines in Rubesa, Wangdue that has been operational since 2016 to date generated about 2 million units of power contributing about Nu 5 million in revenue. According to data with the renewable energy department with Bhutan Power Corporation, in 2016, the highest generation was recorded in August, …

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Vehicle loan increases by Nu 1B in 2017

The financial institutions as of December last year provided a loan of Nu 5.5B towards transport sector, which is an increase of more than Nu 1B compared with January last year. Records with the Road Safety and Transport Authority show that the number of vehicles increased to 94,956 in April …

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Migrants return to Barshong village in Tsirang

Tarayana Foundation has supported constructing at least 27 such houses in Toedsang

Basic facilities and housing support from Tarayana Foundation have brought back the former residents Two decades ago, Dhan Bahadur Rai from Toedsang village in Barshong, Tsirang, moved to Nobding in Wangduephodrang to work as a daily wage earner with the Department of Roads (DoR). He said he left his village …

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Bear mauls man

A 44-year-old man was brought to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu yesterday after he was attacked by a bear. He was referred to JDWNRH from Gidakom hospital. Health officials said that on reaching JDWNRH, the patient was taken to the Operation Theatre (OT) immediately. He …

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