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NA women candidates get to know CSOs and youth

The programme aimed at strengthening women participation and representation in leadership

There is a need for a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) policy, collaboration between the CSOs and the government, an education system with values to address youth issues and equal representation of youth and CSOs in decision and policymaking process of the government. This was discussed during the platform for preparing …

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Environmental adjudication for the judiciary of Bhutan

Climate change policy will specify roles and responsibilities of sectors

A workshop on environmental adjudication for the judiciary of Bhutan, recommended awareness programmes, need to include climate change in the education curriculum, strengthening coordination among stakeholders, and capacity building to combat climate change in the country. An official from NEC said that there is a need for awareness on climate …

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Solar fencing proves effective in Gangkhar village

A total of 4.7km of solar fencing surrounds Gangkhar village in Udzorong today

Until last year, farmers in Gangkhar village in Udzorong gewog, Trashigang spent sleepless nights in temporary sheds guarding their crops from wild animals. Even during the day, farmers were engaged guarding their crops. Located atop a hill, the village is surrounded by dense forest making it an easy target for …

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Sand from Sunkosh to meet increasing demand

Natural Resource Development Corporation Ltd will begin extracting sand from Sunkosh to meet the growing demand for sand in the western and south-central region. Having sought all clearances from the department of forests, NRDCL is waiting for the water level in Sunkosh to recede. Mineral Resource Division’s general manager, Deo …

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Damchu-Chukha road opens to traffic

Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Director General of Border Roads Organisation, Lt Gen Harpal Singh, and Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden inaugurate the 29.2km Damchu-Chukha bypass road yesterday

After eight years of construction, the 29.2km Damchu-Chukha bypass road was inaugurated and opened to traffic yesterday. Residents from different villages joined the officials who had come to witness the inauguration at Damchu. A farmer from Bunagu, Phub Thinley, 48 said he left all his work to witness the event. …

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Thailand PM arrives today

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Retd) arrives in the country today. He is on a two-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and is accompanied by his spouse, Associate professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha, Thailand foreign minister Don Pramudwinai and other senior …

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Baypam residents unhappy with closure of community school 

The community PS in Baypam village has been closed since 2016 ​

You can almost hear the wind screeching through the broken windowpanes of an abandoned school in Baypam village in Udzorong, Trashigang. The once bustling corridors and classrooms are silent today. Located amid tall pine trees, the overgrowth covering the structure gives the place an eerie ambiance. It was in 2004 …

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Picture story

His Majesty The King yesterday granted Dhar to the new Secretary of Cabinet Secretariat and the new dzongdags for Trongsa, Tsirang and Zhemgang dzongkhags. (From left) Director General of Bilateral Affairs Kesang Wangdi is appointed as the Cabinet Secretary. Secretary of Bhutan Council for School Examinations & Assessment, Tenzin Dorji, …

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ECB notifies postal voters to register

As part of their preparation for the third National Assembly elections, dzongkhag election offices have started inviting eligible postal ballot voters for registration. Registration of postal voters is completed before the election period, as per the postal ballot rules and regulations. Any registration after the announcement of the elections is …

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