• USD hits record high at Nu 73

    Indian rupee (INR) has been sliding against the USD in recent months and Bhutanese ngultrum, because it is pegged to INR, is under pressure. Losing 12 percent this year, INR is labelled by the Bloomberg as Asia’s worst performing currency.

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HVC finds it hard to sell products

Tashi Zangmo uses wooden case to make cheese products

Haa Valley Cooperative (HVC) in Eusu gewog is facing difficulty in selling cheese in the market. Having started operating the cooperative for over six months now, Tshewang Norbu, 42, said one of the main challenges was selling cheese. “People had hard time believing in the quality of cheese products simply …

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MP-elects of Sarpang to focus on roads and bridges

The travel time from Tsirang to Sarpang is expected to reduce if the plan to build an alternative road materializes. The MP-elect from Sarpang’s Shompangkha constituency, Tek Bdr Rai, said he would work towards connecting the two dzongkhags with a shorter route. The initial plan is to construct a road …

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Dr Lotay Tshering is the prime minister candidate

The president of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Dr Lotay Tshering, will be nominated as the party’s prime ministerial candidate, the party said.  A press release from the party stated that as stipulated in the Constitution under Article 17 (i), the president will receive Dakyen from His Majesty The King to assume …

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Students of Laya Lower Secondary School rehearse for the 3rd royal highland festival that begins today in Laya, Gasa

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The three-day IMTRAT mela that celebrated its 56th Raising Day ended yesterday in Haa.  About 20,000 people including senior dignitaries from armed forces and civil servants attended the celebrations.  The theme of mela was to project the bonds between Bhutan and India that has stood the test of times. 

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Human-wildlife conflict irks farmers in Punakha

About 248 households in Puakha have installed electric fencing in 2017 - 18

The villagers in Dompala in Limbukha and Kabisa gewog in Punakha said that while human-wildlife conflict was always a problem in the villages, the problem got worse this year.   The farmers in Dompala, one of the two chiwogs in Limbukha gewog that is yet to get electric fencing for …

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Samtse MP-elects prioritise the needs from the campaign experience

After winning from their constituencies, the four member-elects of the parliament of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) prioritised their needs as political representatives. They claim that their campaign experiences have been the key factor in identifying the priorities. Tashichhoeling constituency’s MP-elect, Dil Maya Rai said she would immediately try to facilitate …

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Samtse voted for change 

A voter shows his voter card before he enters to vote at Norbugang GC poll station

Affinity for change, party presidents popularity, and the promise of health services were the key factors that determined Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT)s fortune in Samtse on October 18. DNT even won the Dophuchen-Tading constituency, which was won by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) in the primary election. Observers expected a tough …

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DPT lost Dagana by huge margin

In Dagana, it was EVM votes that made all the different between the two political parties. The difference gave Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) a landslide victory in the dzongkhag. DNT’s Hemant Gurung secured 6,257 votes, 3,669 votes more than DPT’s Prem Kumar Khatiwara. Hemant Gurung secured 2,553 more EVM votes …

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Laya grappling with waste problem

Community lacks waste segregation awareness

Cleaning campaign initiated by Gasa’s dzongkhag administration has helped the remote gewog of Laya look clean, but the community lacks a proper dumpsite. Waste can be seen thrown carelessly along the footpaths. On every ninth day of the month, the locals, public organisation and students of Laya Central School go …

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