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Know your candidate: Trashiyangtse

 Bumdeling-Jamkhar DNT Sangay Dorji Age: 56 Experience: Former RCSC Commissioner. Education: Masters in Public Administration. Describe yourself in three words. I come from a humble family and I am honest. Your priority for the constituency.  Upgrade BHU in all gewogs and dzongkhag hospital  Blacktop and base course all farm and …

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Harvest time: Farmers thresh paddy in Radhi, the rice bowl of the east. Radhi gewog in Trashigang produced 2,909 metric tons of rice in 2016.  Of the total 1,258.91 acres of wetland in the gewog, 1,238.16 acres are under paddy cultivation. 

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DNT lodges complaint against DPT’s Khar-Yurung candidate

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday against the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) candidate from Khar-Yurung in Pemagatshel and calling for a cancellation of her candidature. DNT, in a press release issued yesterday, said the DPT candidate, Tshering Choden, in the recent public …

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If they are sure to win, why are we campaigning?: DPT 

DPT President with the Nyisho-Sephu candidate in Samtengang, Wangdue

Self-reliance does not mean abridging the country’s relation and dependence on India, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president clarified during his campaign meeting in Samtengang, Wangdue, yesterday. Pema Gyamtsho said that the party’s pursuit is for Indo-Bhutan relation that is inter-dependent. He said the country needs the government of India’s …

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Drying water source force farmers to leave fields fallow

While promises of connecting villages with irrigation water are gushing this election period, the lack of water has forced farmers in several dzongkhags to leave their fields fallow. In Dagana, at least 100 acres of paddy field in Drukjyegang’s Yongsibji village have been left fallow this year after the water …

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  Villagers roast corn to make tengma, flattened maize at Baling in Langthel, Trongsa yesterday. Maize is their main cash crop. 

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DPT president focuses on self-reliance

DPT president meet the people of Chapcha, Chukha

Economic self-reliance is a 55-year-old dream that must see a vibrant end and sustainable future, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president said. Meeting with the people of Chapcha on October 4, the DPT President Pema Gyamtsho explained how the party would work towards achieving economic self-reliance by 2025. Self-reliance, he …

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