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Bicycles, still popular in Lhamoizingkha

Even with motorcycles and boleros, farmers in Lhamoizingkha, Dagana still prefer to ride bicycles, the community’s old mode of transport. Pictured here are monks riding their bicycles in Lhamoizingkha town.

Bolero pickups and motorbikes have increased in Lhamoizingkha, Dagana, but the old and common mode of transport of riding bicycles among farmers still exists. Unlike in urban areas, where people bike for health and fitness reasons, it is a necessity for farmers in the locality. Although some farmers have shifted …

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Drukgyel dzong reconstruction to complete by 2022

Two of the seven phases of the reconstruction project has been completed to date

The reconstruction work at Drukgyel dzong in Paro is 40 percent complete, according to the project officials. The work is estimated to complete by December 2022. The reconstruction works began in April 2016 after the command of His Majesty The King to celebrate the birth of His Royal Highness (HRH) …

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Zhemgang sees good turnout at FB centres

519 voters cast their votes in Zhemgang

Zhemgang saw a good turn out on the first day of voting through the facilitation booth (FB) service. The two FB in Zhemgang’s upper and lower Kheng region, saw a total of 519 voters, 321 female and 208 male come to vote.  The FB service at the Zhemgang central school …

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Women come in numbers to vote in P/ling

A woman carries her sleeping child and stands in queue to caste her vote yesterday at Phuentsholing Middle Secondary School fecilation booth

The scene at the facilitation booth at the Phuentsholing Middle Secondary School yesterday could provide a peek into why Bhutan’s elections see more women voters than men. Expecting mothers, mother with child, some sleeping while standing in line with their mothers not bothered by the push and shove and the …

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Trucks carrying boulders stranded at India- Bangladesh border

Bhutanese trucks stranded at Fulbari, Indian side of India-Bangladesh border

About 102 Bhutanese trucks with their drivers stranded in Banglabandha, Bangladesh since August 31 re-entered the Indian border, Fulbari yesterday evening.  Bhutanese trucks carrying stones and boulders to Bangladesh use the India-Bangladesh border, Fulbari-Banglabandha. The trucks drop the materials and return empty. However, the trucks and the drivers were held …

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On a mission to redefine politics

Emboldened with the zeal and zest of its ever-energetic president, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party has embarked on an ambitious mission of redefining politics in the country beginning this election.  It has endured humiliation on the eve of elections in 2013, after the Election Commission of Bhutan disqualified it for having a …

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