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Windstorm damages maize in Chudzom, Sarpang

The windstorm has damaged at least 24 acres of maize field in two villages. (Photo: Tek Nath Gautam, Tshogpa)

A windstorm on the night of August 6 damaged maize in two villages of Chudzom gewog in Sarpang. Fourteen households in Hungrel village and five households of Rujeyang lost all their maize plants. The two villages are located at a high altitude and are one of the remotest villages in …

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To create awareness about the implications of feeding wild animals, officials from the Department of Forest and Parks Services (DoFPS) informed commuters along the Thimphu-Paro-Phuentsholing highway yesterday. According to the Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and Regulations 2017, feeding wild animals is an offence. Royal Bhutan Police and Road Safety …

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SDG on track but challenges aplenty

Financing gap and data limitation is identified as major challenges for the country to meet some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), according to Bhutan’s voluntary national review report on the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The country’s domestic revenue, the report stated finances 64 percent of the …

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RBP prepared for election duty

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has said it is prepared to ensure security in the upcoming National Assembly elections, the dates for which are expected soon. “We are prepared (in terms of security arrangement for the election),” chief election security coordinator Colonel Pasang Dorji said. Officials on election duty, including …

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DPT coordinator and alleged DNT supporter gets bail

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) coordinator and the alleged Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) supporter, who were arrested by Phuentsholing police for a social media feud, have bailed out on August 6 after police charged the case to court. Police have charged the DPT coordinator for harassment and defamation and the …

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Narphung roadblock affects potato business

Four days after landslides blocked the road at Teakshingri in Narphung, Samdrupjongkhar, the road opened to traffic yesterday afternoon. (Photo: Samdrupjongkhar Traffic Police )

The Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited’s (FCBL) auction yard in Samdrupjongkhar, which had remained idle for the last three days, is expected to be busy from today. FCBL officials attribute the lack of activity at the yard to the roadblock at Teakshingri in Narphung, Samdrupjongkhar since August 4, as all …

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Promoting GNH values among young Bhutanese

GNHCB will visit 18 more colleges and schools

To provide youth with a better understanding of the GNH concept, Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan (GNHCB) is conducting a month-long GNH advocacy programme in schools, colleges and institutions in the country. The team plans to visit at least seven colleges and 12 schools across the country. Besides emphsising GNH …

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97,000 register for postal ballot to date

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has registered 97,000 voters for the postal ballot (PB) facility as of  yesterday. The head of postal ballot unit of ECB, Namgay Tshering, said that there would be 65 PB facilitation booths across the country and 13 mobile booths. A total of 59,749 people had …

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