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Dagana has 10 NC candidates

With the declaration of results for nomination zomdu of the last three gewogs on March 10, Dagana now has 10 candidates vying for a seat in the National Council (NC). The dzongkhag had the highest number of aspirants, with 22 declaring their interest to contest in the upcoming NC elections. …

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Combating teenage pregnancy calls for sectoral collaboration

The Ministry of Health is working to make maternal and child health handbook into web-based mother and child tracking system to provide better continued care to pregnant women and children below five years. Programme officer with reproductive maternal and newborn health programme, Pema Lethro, said that because healthcare providers were …

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Horses and vehicles replace yaks for Layaps

Laya residents return home from Punakha with their stock of ration. It takes them about four hours to reach Laya from Koina, the road point in Gasa

Recent developmental activities in Laya and change in lifestyle of Layaps have not changed its age-old practice of migrating to the lowlands in winter and returning home by spring. More than a decade ago, Layaps depended on yaks to move to the lower lands. Many made sure to travel before …

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Trashiyangtse concludes dhamngoi zomdu

The last date of filing nomination is March 19

Trashiyangtse wrapped up the dzongkhag’s gewog zomdus with the final round in Jamkhar gewog on March 9. Over 126 of the gewog’s residents signed that they do not have a candidate to nominate for a seat in the National Council (NC). The dzongkhag so far has six candidates who will …

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Haa has four NC candidates

Katsho, Gakidling, and Eusu gewogs had no nominees

Haa has four National Council (NC) candidates, one each from Bji, Sangbay, Throm, and Samar. Gewog nominations meeting (Dhamngoi zomdu) in Haa began on March 2 and ended on March 8. Ngawang Tobgay from Samar, a social worker, secured a total of about 182 ‘yes’ votes and 47 ‘no’ votes …

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Suspension bridge launched over Jitichhu in Samtse

Jitichhu suspension bridge

A 68-metre suspension bridge was launched over the Jitichhu at Namgyalchhoeling (Lahireni) gewog in Samtse on March 10. The bridge will benefit about 80 households with 560 people in three villages of Kimbutar, Satshamcha, and Gyalphozhing. Tashichholing drungkhag engineer, Ratna Bahadur Ghalley, launched the suspension bridge, in consultation with the …

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Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally ends

The sixth Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally 2018, themed ‘connecting People’, commemorating the golden jubilee diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan, ended yesterday with the prize distribution ceremony for the winners in the four categories. SK Ajgar Ali with MK Mohammed Musthafa came first in the overall category and was awarded …

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Punakha has 8 National Council candidates

Dhamngoi zomdu in Punakha ended on March 10 with eight National Council (NC) candidates from seven gewogs and the dzongkhag’s throm. Gewog zomdu in the dzongkhag began on March 5. The dzongkhag has 11 gewogs. Punakha gewog has two female candidates. Former lecturer, Dechen Zangmo, from Guma gewog received 264 …

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Spring paddy cultivation on amid hiccups

Women labourers pluck seedlings from the nursery at Sonagatshel in Gelephu

It is business as usual in Gelephu town. But for Jambay Wangdi, it is spring and time to grow paddy. Five minutes from the town towards the Mou River, the air is filled with the grunts of a tractor that’s preparing the fields for paddy transplantation. The Farm Machinery Corporation’s …

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BCSR fixes term for officer on special assignment to three years

To allow the movement of the civil servants outside the superstructure group under special circumstances, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has created an officer on special assignment (OSA) position in the Bhutan Civil Service Rules (BCSR) 2018. BCSR, 2018 states that an officer on special assignment would be allowed …

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PM meets EU leaders

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay with the President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset at Bern, Switzerland

Pays a working visit to Bern, Switzerland At the invitation of the President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay paid a working visit to Bern, Switzerland on March 8. A press release from Bhutan embassy in Geneva, Switzerland stated that the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and …

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