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Former candidate to re-contest for NC from Tsirang

Anand Karki

The urge to serve the people of Tsirang and to create an opportunity for them to improve their livelihood has pushed Anand Karki, 37, to contest for the upcoming National Council elections. Anand also wants to ensure better quality of life in the villages by acting as the bridge between ...

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Former forester to contest in NC election


Rinchen is standing as the National Council (NC) candidate from Zhemgang. The 51-year-old from Dudiphhug, has Masters degree in social forestry from the University of the Philippines. After graduation, he served as forestry officer and went on to serve as a monitoring and evaluation officer with the International Fund for ...

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Police arrest 49 in connection to controlled substances issue

Thimphu police arrested a 21-year-old man for possessing 7,019 capsules of Spasmo Proxyvon Plus (SP+) on February 1. The man from Sarpang works as a meat van driver. From January 1 until February 5, Thimphu police arrested 49 people for abusing and possessing controlled substances. Of the total arrested, who ...

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NPPF receives Nu 2.5B as membership contributions

The total NPPF membership was 53,998 as of June last year  The National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) received a total of Nu 2.536 billion (B) monthly contributions from its members during the financial year 2016-17, according to the annual report for the same period. This was an increase of ...

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Cultural show

Members of the Guangxi Culture and Art Troupe from China performed a cultural show at the Royal Institute of Management auditorium in Thimphu on February 5 and 6.

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National policy for persons with disabilities drafted

The formulation of the policy began last year

The final draft would be submitted to the Gross National Happiness Commission by the end of March  Consultative meeting for the draft national policy for the persons living with disabilities (PWDs) focused on improving accessibility, human resource and capacity building, information management by service providers and caregivers, and to provide ...

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National veterinary hospital opens in Thimphu

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the inauguration ceremony of the National Veterinary Hospital in Motithang, Thimphu yesterday

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen yesterday inaugurated the national veterinary hospital in Motithang that would provide health services from diagnostic to therapeutic services. The three-storied hospital, located near the Ozone Park, is expected to meet the increasing demand for modern animal care and treatment requirements for pets and domestic animals. Agriculture ...

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Graffiti works removed

The graffiti of a dragon at the Clock Tower Square was removed

The graffiti artworks, a French artist installed incognito, on numerous places in Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro have been removed, Kuensel has learnt. The artist also posted pictures of his work on a culvert in Thinleygang, and other areas in Paro and Thimphu on his Instagram handle, #invaderwashere towards the end ...

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ECB expects more voter turnout this election

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is expecting more voter turnout in the upcoming elections than what was observed in the last elections in 2013. According to ECB officials, this is because of the vigorous voter education programme the commission is conducting across the country. The head of Civic and ...

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Presence of tigers reduces crop and livestock depredation, finds study

Conservationists have found a new way to persuade rural farmers to protect tigers, as they established a direct link between tiger presence and fewer incidences of crop and livestock depredation. This, according to a recent study, ‘the ecological benefit of tigers to farmers in reducing crop and livestock losses in ...

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Political differences and systems impede regional trade, finds study

While trade connectivity is recognised as a harbinger of economic growth, political complexity and ground realities portray a grim scenario that is divergent from the objectives to enhance cross-border connectivity linkages. This is according to an independent study on Trade, Transport, and Transit facilitation in the sub-region conducted by the ...

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Samtse’s NC hopeful wants to modernise agriculture

Ngawang Nidup

Promoting agriculture and tourism sectors and reducing unemployment in the country are three major areas, Samtse’s National Council (NC) aspirant Ngawang Nidup, 27, would focus on if he wins a seat in the upcoming National Council (NC) election. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Royal Thimphu College ...

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