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PDP nominates north Thimphu candidate


By-election: Tshering, 36, from Taba in Mewang gewog, Thimphu was nominated as the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate from north Thimphu for the by-election in October.

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Boundary pillars handed over to local authorities


Border: After completion of repair and reconstruction works, 48 Bhutan-India boundary pillars along the border under the Chukha-Alipurduar segment of the Bhutan-West Bengal sector were handed over to local authorities of Bhutan and India yesterday.

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LG battle begins in Haa

Candidates Phub Dema and Sonam Wangchuk share a moment with voters in Katsho

LG: It is a battle of experience in Eusu gewog and optimism of the newbies in Katsho gewog in Haa. The aspiring candidates began their campaign on September 5.

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More than 40 to restitute Nu 262M for fronting

Two more cases registered last week

Fronting: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) registered two more cases with the Phuentsholing dungkhag court last week bringing the total number of fronting cases to more than 35.

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Local ecologist recognised


Environment: Local ecologist, Rebecca Pradhan, was recognised as one of the “Hotspot Heroes” by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) at the 6th IUCN World Conservation Congress on September 4, according to a press release issued by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).

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The lure of cardamom

A farmer displays cardamom seeds in Chongeykha-Dophulhaka chiwog of Phuentsholing gewog in Chukha. Almost every household in the chiwog grows cardamom today.

Agriculture: In Chongeykha-Dophulhaka chiwog of Phuentsholing gewog in Chukha, villagers do not keep kitchen gardens.

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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