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Date for Goling chiwog’s common forum not yet decided


… following a complaint of a crime record against one of the candidates

LG: The Zhemgang dzongkhag election department has not yet decided on when to conduct the common forum for Goling chiwog under Nangkor gewog as they are waiting for the election commission’s decision.

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Human values course changes students’ behaviour

… at least according to the College of Business Studies where the course was available 

Values: Universal human values can be an effective agent for positive change in traditional societies, which are breaking down under the effects of modern civilisation and education, it was pointed out at a conference held in Lobesa.

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DPT nominates party candidate from Taba


By-election: Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has nominated thirthy-year-old Chencho Nidup from Taba, Kawang gewog in Thimphu as its North Thimphu candidate for by-election after the party’s member of parliament Kinga Tshering tendered his resignation last month.

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Tough choices for Bji gewog in Haa


LG: A 60-year-old gup aspirant from Bji gewog in Haa, Kaka Tshering has dedicated 39 years of his life serving the government and he still feels he can do a lot more to make a difference.

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Chukha’s lone woman gup contestant

LG: Leela Thapa, 27, is Chukha’s only woman gup candidate.

She will contest against the former gup in Sampheling gewog in the upcoming Local Government (LG) election on September 27.

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The long wait for space

Cooperative: Despite the dzongkhag’s assurance to allot it with a space to construct a sales counter a year ago, a dairy cooperative in Punakha is still using a rented place to sell their products.

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Campaign language becomes a problem for voters


Around 25 villagers attended the common forum held in Maan-Tshelingkhor chiwog in Zobel gewog

LG: The voters of Maan-Tshelingkhor chiwog in Zobel gewog looked lost when their gewog’s gup, mangmi and tshogpa candidates started delivering their pledges in Dzongkha during the first common forum.

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Tunnel opening time extended for elections


At least for a week in the run up to local government elections  Roads: The second election coordination meeting for the second phase of the local government (LG) elections in Trongsa, decided to keep the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority’s (MHPA) head race tunnel open to traffic for a week leading up to elections.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu