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No progress on proposed tunnel roads

Connectivity:  Except for the Thimphu to Wangdue tunnel road, for which a feasibility report is being finalised, no progress has been made on the remaining nine tunnel roads of the road master plan 2007-2027.

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More women expected to contest in LG

… at least in Trongsa and Bumthang 
LG: Although women outnumbered men in registering for the Functional Literacy Test (FLT) for the upcoming local government elections, less women sat for the test on April 30.

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Import of cauliflowers and beans suspended

Beans from Punakha have replaced imported ones at the Centenary Farmers Market in Thimphu following a temporary ban placed on some imported vegetables

Unacceptable levels of pesticide residues have been found on imported cauliflowers, beans and chillies Agriculture: The agriculture and forests ministry has asked the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) to place a temporary ban on the import of beans and cauliflowers last week.

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Paro DT to seek clarification on tenure of local leaders

In doing so, the DT will write to Parliament, ECB and DLG
LG: Given inconsistencies in the Acts, Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) will seek clarification from Parliament, Election Commission of Bhutan and the Department of Local Government (DLG) on the confusion over local government election related issues.

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